Course Catalog - 2016-2017

     

MDEM 171 - BODY & COSMOS IN MIDDLE AGES

Long Title: THE BODY AND THE COSMOS IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Department: Medieval/Early Modern Studies
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: What shaped medieval Christian notions of the body? How did common experiences of pain, sexuality, childbirth, and death refract the grasp of larger concepts - God, time, and the cosmos? This seminar will explore the issues connecting body to cosmos through close reading of medieval literary, mystical, and autobiographical texts. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 171, RELI 171. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for MDEM 171 and FWIS 150.