MRST211
History of the Middle AgesCrosslisted with HIST 211

Description: Transition from ancient to Medieval civilization; the so-called Dark Ages; the late Medieval Renaissance and the dawn of the modern era.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

MRST212
History of Early Modern Europe: Renaissance to the French RevolutionCrosslisted with HIST 212

Description: Beginning of the modern era, with much attention to the secularization of European society from the Renaissance through the Age of Enlightenment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST231
Revolutions and Misbehaving Monarchs in Pre-Modern EnglandCrosslisted with HIST 231

Description: Examines the interconnections of religion and politics and their influence on people of all social classes. Topics include: hereditary monarchy, the signing of Magna Carta, developing Parliament, medieval peasant revolts, and seventeenth-century revolutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

MRST306
Women in QuranCrosslisted with ARAB 306, RELG 306, WMNS 306

Description: A diachronic approach to Quran as a literature. Provides an analytic, linguistic as well as the critical study of both the Qur'anic text and its exegeses. Letter grade only.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

MRST318
The RenaissanceCrosslisted with HIST 318

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Examines the intellectual and artistic achievements of the Italian Renaissance, relating them to the political developments and social changes which occurred throughout the Italian peninsula between ca. 1300-1550 and highlighting those elements which would influence the evolution of European culture. Emphasis on the development of humanism and its role in the transition from medieval to modern values.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST319
The CrusadesCrosslisted with HIST 319, RELG 319

Prerequisites: Sophomore level standing or higher.

Description: An introduction to the Crusades and the idea of holy war in the middle ages from both the Christian and Islamic perspectives.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST321
Renaissance HumanismCrosslisted with HIST 321

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Survey of cultural and intellectual developments from the mid-fourteenth through the end of the sixteenth century. Rediscovery of the classical heritage in Italy, the changes to education and the arts, the spread of humanism to northern Europe, and the interaction of humanism and the Protestant Reformation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST322
The Long Reformation 1550-1700Crosslisted with HIST 322

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Beginning of the modern era, from the Reformation to the dawn of the Enlightenment, focusing on the changing role of the post-reformation churches in European society, the rise of the absolutist state, the development of scientific thought, and their relationship to the development of Baroque art and architecture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST329
Women in European HistoryCrosslisted with HIST 329, WMNS 329

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Description: Survey of women in European history from the Middle Ages to the present. Themes include power relations, work, love and sexuality, marriage, legal issues for women, and growth of feminist consciousness.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:European History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST336
Saints, Witches, and MadwomenCrosslisted with HIST 336, WMNS 336

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Image of the madwoman throughout European and American history. Emphasis on how women on the margins have been labelled in different periods as saintly, as witches, or as insane.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST382
StorytellingCrosslisted with MODL 382, GLST 382, SOCI 382

Description: Close study of stories, in various forms, from around the world. Considers the role of gender, race, and history as lenses through which to approach the production and reception of storytelling. Readings, discussions, and assignments conducted in English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

MRST388
Body Language: Love, Politics, and the Self in French LiteratureCrosslisted with FREN 388, ENGL 388, WMNS 388

Description: French texts from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries (drama, prose, poetry, autobiography), all of which use the body as a reference point to explore developments in gender, religion, science, and society in French literature and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST398
Special Topics

Description: Special Topics to be determined by the Program

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

MRST414
Medieval CultureCrosslisted with HIST 414, HIST 814, MRST 814

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Historical context of changes in religion, literature, philosophy, and the arts, 400-1450.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST421
The German ReformationCrosslisted with HIST 421, HIST 821, RELG 421, MRST 821

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Pre-1800 content.

Description: The cultural and intellectual developments of the German Reformation against its social background. The religious and political events of the first half of the sixteenth century. Transition from medieval to modern Christianity. The transmission and revolutionary nature of evangelical doctrines. The gradual institutionalization of the new churches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST426
Reformation ThoughtCrosslisted with HIST 426, HIST 826, MODL 426, MODL 826, MRST 826, RELG 426, RELG 826

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission

Description: Life and thought of significant figures and schools of thought in the Reformation period

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST430
Early European History Through BiographyCrosslisted with HIST 430, HIST 830, MRST 830

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Individuals from late medieval/early modern Europe, such as Joan of Arc, Henry V, and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Examines how history can be used to serve social, cultural, and political needs, and the difficulties of determining historic truth about a person or event.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

MRST432
England: Reformation to Revolution, 1530-1660Crosslisted with HIST 432, HIST 832, MRST 832

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission

Pre-1800 content.

Description: History of English society, politics, and culture from the time of Henry VIII through that of Elizabth I, Shakespeare, Donne, Charles I, Cromwell, and Milton.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE: