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Undergraduate Current Course Listing

Spring 2020

The following are courses of Marco interest. Not all are guaranteed to fulfill the requirements of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Major or Minor. If you have questions or concerns, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog or marco@utk.edu for further information.

ARTH 172 Western Art: Ancient-Medieval

Instructor: R. Darby

Location: AA 109

Time: MWF 1:25-2:15

Description: Major monuments in Western art with emphasis on Europe from antiquity through the Middle Ages. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (AH).

ARTH 375 Seminar In Art History I

Instructor: S. Wright

Location: TBA

Time: TR 11:10-12:25

Description: Seminar for majors. Introduction to the practice and methodology of art history. Writing-emphasis course. Recommended Background: 9 hours of art history courses, 3 of which must be upper-division. Registration Restriction(s): Art history majors and minors only or consent of instructor

ARTH 452 Art of Italy, 1450-1575

Instructor: K. Wood

Location: AA 113

Time: TR 9:40-10:55

Description: Concentrated study of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Raphael, Pontormo, and Giorgione. Writing-emphasis course.

ARTH 479 History of Museums and Collecting

Instructor: K. Wood

Location: Art and Architecture Building 113

Time: TR 12:40 – 1:55

Description: Museums play an essential role in the public good through the creation, protection, curation,
and advancement of knowledge. In the wake of the technological advances of digital media,
infinite and potentially unreliable or disorganized web based information, an increasing need to
preserve cultural heritage, and the imperative to advocate for minorities and underrepresented
groups, museums and academic institutions are more vital than ever in their promotion of art,
culture, science, and history. This course will introduce students at the University of Tennessee
to the history of exhibitions and museums. We will cover systems of collecting and display from
antiquity to the present alongside important theoretical and methodological issues relating to
historiography, ethnography, and ethics. By exploring the history of museums and collecting
students will confront how these powerful institutions are far from neutral, but rather are
constructed through histories and rhetorics embedded within systems of nationalism and
colonialism which fundamentally impact how they operate.

CLAS 471/571, HIST 530 The Rule of Benedict

Instructor: M. Lafferty

Location: Greave 604

Time: TR, 11:10-12:25

Description: Selected topics in Medieval Latin literature. Discussions, student presentations, examinations, papers. Writing-emphasis course. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours. (RE) Prerequisite(s): 431, 432, or 435. Comment(s): Prior knowledge may satisfy prerequisite with consent of instructor.

ENGL 102– 074 English Compostion II: Inquiry into the Apocalypse

Instructor: H. Campbell

Location: TBA

Time: TR 8:10-9:25

Description: In conjunction with the campus-wide Spring 2020 event Apocalypse UTK, this section of English 102 will
explore the topic of the apocalypse as a ubiquitous cultural phenomenon. Advancing concepts introduced in 101. Intensive writing instruction focused on inquiry and research. Strategies for formulating and investigating questions, locating and evaluating information, using varied sources and research methods, developing positions on intercultural and interdisciplinary issues from diverse texts (print, digital, and multimedia), and presenting research using appropriate rhetorical conventions. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC). Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading only. Credit Restriction: Students with credit for 132, 298, or 290 may not receive credit for 102. (RE) Prerequisite(s): 101. Comment(s): Students wishing additional help with writing should also register for 104.

ENGL 102 — 119 English Compostion II: Inquiry into the Apocalypse

Instructor: H. Campbell

Location: TBA

Time: TR 3:40-4:55

Description: In conjunction with the campus-wide Spring 2020 event Apocalypse UTK, this section of English 102 will
explore the topic of the apocalypse as a ubiquitous cultural phenomenon. Advancing concepts introduced in 101. Intensive writing instruction focused on inquiry and research. Strategies for formulating and investigating questions, locating and evaluating information, using varied sources and research methods, developing positions on intercultural and interdisciplinary issues from diverse texts (print, digital, and multimedia), and presenting research using appropriate rhetorical conventions. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC). Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading only. Credit Restriction: Students with credit for 132, 298, or 290 may not receive credit for 102. (RE) Prerequisite(s): 101. Comment(s): Students wishing additional help with writing should also register for 104.

ENGL 201 — 001 British Literature I: Beowulf-Johnson

Instructor: S. Melton

Location: TBA

Time: TR 9:40-10:55,

Description: Major literary works from three periods ― Middle Ages, Renaissance and Restoration, and 18th century. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (AH). (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 201 — 002 British Literature I: Beowulf-Johnson

Instructor: S. Melton

Location: TBA

Time: TR  11:10-12:25

Description: Major literary works from three periods ― Middle Ages, Renaissance and Restoration, and 18th century. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (AH). (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 206 — 001 Introduction to Shakespeare

Instructor: R. Stillman

Location: TBA

Time: MWF 1:25-2:15

Description: An overview of Shakespeare’s world and his work. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (AH) (WC). (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 206 — 002 Introduction to Shakespeare

Instructor: S. Murphy

Location: TBA

Time: TR 9:40-10:55

Description: An overview of Shakespeare’s world and his work. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (AH) (WC). (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 206 — 003 Introduction to Shakespeare

Instructor: V. Swanson

Location: TBA

Time: MWF 11:15-12:05

Description: An overview of Shakespeare’s world and his work. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (AH) (WC). (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 207 Honors: British Literature I

Instructor: S. Melton

Location:

Time: TR 9: 40- 10:55

Description: Enriched section of 201. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (AH) (WC). (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298. Registration Restriction(s): 3.25 GPA.

ENGL 254 — 001 Satan in English Literature

Instructor: S. Mac Kenzie

Location: TBA

Time: TR 2:10-3:25

Description: Study of important themes in English, American, and World literatures. Some sample themes are religion, crime, law, ecology, science, exploration, revolution, colonization initiation, education. Multi-genre focus. See Timetable for topics. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (AH) (WC). (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 301 British Culture to 1660

Instructor: L. Howes

Time: MWF 12:20-1:10

Location: TBA

Description: English literature in the context of parallel developments in art, architecture, music, and social and intellectual history. Writing-emphasis course. (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 401/MRST 405 Medieval Literature

Instructor: M. Dzon

Location: TBA

Time: TR 11:10-12:25

Description: Reading and analysis of a selection of literary works from the Old and Middle English period, as well as some continental texts; most will be read in modern English translation, and no previous knowledge of Middle English is required. Writing-emphasis course. (Same as Medieval and Renaissance Studies 405.) (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 404 Shakespeare I: Early Plays

Instructor: A. Welch

Location: TBA

Time: TR 9:40-10:55

Description: Shakespeare’s dramatic achievement before 1601. Reading and discussion of selected plays from romantic comedies, including Twelfth Night; English histories, including Henry IV; and early tragedy, including Hamlet. (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 405 Shakespeare II: Later Plays

Instructor: R. Stillman

Location: TBA

Time: MWF 11:15-12:25

Description: Shakespeare’s dramatic achievement between 1601 and 1613. Reading and discussion of selected plays from great tragedies, including Othello; problem plays, including Measure for Measure; and dramatic romances, including The Tempest. (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 410 Donne, Milton, and Contemporaries

Instructor: A. Welch

Time: TR 12:40-1:55

Location: TBA

Description: Principal achievements in poetry and prose of the first two-thirds of the 17th century. Includes such writers as Donne, Herbert, Lanyer, Bacon, Browne, Marvell, and Milton. (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

ENGL 483 — 001 Special Topics in Literature: Visions of the End in Early English Literature

Instructor: M. Dzon

Time: TR 2:10-3:25

Location: TBA

Description: Topic varies. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

FYS 129 – 013 The Apocalypse Before Zombies

Instructor: G. Kalas

Location: TBA

Time: M 2:30-3:20

Description: This course explores artworks drawing upon both visionary predictions and millennial fears, focusing upon the art and architecture of the Middle Ages and taking particular advantage of the “Visions of the End, 1000-1600” exhibition on view at the McClung Museum for Natural History and Culture in 2020. Tales of the end of time reached widespread acclaim—and provoked stark disquiet—long before fictions about the undead became popular. This rare opportunity to study artworks on loan from distant museums will inspire new insights into illuminated manuscripts, stained-glass windows, and sculpted treasures.

HIEU 241 — 001-012 Development of Western Civilization

Instructor: S. Ritchey

Time: TR 11:10-12:25

Description: Survey of Western history, ancient world to 1715. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC).

HIEU 241 — 013, 014, 015 Development of Western Civilization

Instructor: E. Eubanks

Time: MWF

Description: Survey of Western history, ancient world to 1715. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC).

HIEU 311/MRST 309 Early Middle Ages

Instructor: M. Gillis

Location: TBA

Time: TR 9:40-10:55

Description: Formation of medieval society, culture and institutions, 500-1000. Writing-emphasis course. (Same as Medieval and Renaissance Studies 309.)

HIEU 322/REST 322 Martyrs and Monks, 100-800 CE

Instructor: C. Shepardson

Location: TBA

Time: TR 11:10-12:25

Description: Major themes, events, texts, and figures of Christianity in the Roman and Byzantine Empires (after the New Testament period). Includes the study of early Christian controversies over topics such as gender and sexuality, Christianity and politics, interpreting scripture, and defining Christian orthodoxy. Writing-emphasis course. (See Religious Studies 322.)

HIEU 323 Deviance and Persecution in the Christian West

Instructor: R. Bast

Time: TR 2:10- 3:25

Location: TBA

Description: Popular perceptions and ecclesiastical and civil policies and institutions designed to uncover and combat heretics, homosexuals, Jews, and witches. Writing-emphasis course.

HIST 373 Medicine in Western Society

Instructor: S. Lawrence

Time: TR 11:10-12:25

Description: Variable content. Selected topics in history. Thematic focus, lecture-discussion format. Writing-emphasis course. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.

HIST 499 — 002 Apocalypticism in Medieval and Reformation Europe

Instructor: R. Bast

Time: R, 6:30-9:10

Location: TBA

Description: Historical writing based on original research in primary sources. Variable content. Required for all majors except history honors students. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC). (RE) Prerequisite(s): 299; English 102, 132, 290, or 298. Registration Restriction(s): History majors only.

MRST 202 –001 Medieval Civilization II

Instructor: L. Whitnah

Location: Science and Engineering 307

Time: TR 9:40-10:55

Description: Introduction to basic themes in the medieval experience approached from interdisciplinary points of view and including philosophy and religion, art and architecture, language and literature, and social and political history. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC).

MRST 202 — 002 Medieval Civilization II

Instructor: L. Whitnah

Location: James A Haslam II Business Bld 102

Time: TR 12:40-1:55

Description: Introduction to basic themes in the medieval experience approached from interdisciplinary points of view and including philosophy and religion, art and architecture, language and literature, and social and political history. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC).

MRST 309/ HIEU 311 Early Middle Ages

Instructor: M. Gillis

Time: TR 9:40-10:55

Location: TBA

Description: Formation of medieval society, culture and institutions, 500-1000. Writing-emphasis course. (See History – Europe 311.)

MRST 405/ ENGL 401 Medieval Literature

Instructor: M. Dzon

Location: TBA

Time: 11:10 – 12:25

Description: Reading and analysis of a selection of literary works from the Old and Middle English period, as well as some continental texts; most will be read in modern English translation, and no previous knowledge of Middle English is required. Writing-emphasis course. (See English 401.) (RE) Prerequisite(s): 102, 118, 132, 290, or 298.

REST 322/ HIEU 322 Martyrs and Monks, 100-800 CE

Instructor: C. Shephardson

Time: TR 11:10-12:25

Location: TBA

Description: Major themes, events, texts, and figures of Christianity in the Roman and Byzantine Empires (after the New Testament period). Includes the study of early Christian controversies over topics such as gender and sexuality, Christianity and politics, interpreting scripture, and defining Christian orthodoxy. Writing-emphasis course. (Same as History – Europe 322.)