Courses

Western Michigan University offers a variety of graduate courses of interest to medievalists. Each semester the Medieval Institute produces a list of upcoming courses, which can be downloaded below. You can also check WMU Course Offerings to see which courses are currently offered.

Fall 2024 courses

  • Comparative religion
    • 6200 Medieval Religions (Wanner, K.)

    M 3:00-5:30 Moore 2016

     

  • English
    • 6760 Old English (Schulman, J.)

      W 4:00‐6:20; Dunbar 3408

  • History
    • 6120 History and Memory in the Middle Ages (Berto, A.)

      M 6:30-9:00; Dunbar 2402

     

  • Latin
    • 1000 Basic Latin I (TBD)

    MTWR 11:00-11:50; Dunbar 1302 

    • 2000 Introduction Latin Literature (Barney, J.)

    MTWR 11:00-11:50; Dunbar 2402

  • Medieval studies
    • 6000 Advanced Seminar, Newberry Library, Chicago (Fletcher, C.)

    Digital Humanities and Premodern Studies: An Introduction
    Application to Newberry required by May 15
    Time and format Th 2:00-5:00pm (1-4 Central), Hybrid (1-2 in person)

Recent courses

Listed below are courses recently offered by the Medieval Institute's affiliated faculty, as well as other courses of interest to medievalists.

  • Art
    • ART 5210: Medieval Foreign Encounters (Kubiski)
    • ART 5210: Medieval Manuscripts (Kubiski)
  • Comparative religion
    • REL 6100: Theory and Method (Wanner, Perkins)
    • REL 6150: Teaching World Religions (Covell, Wilson)
    • REL 6200: Medieval Religions (Wanner)
  • English
    • ENGL 5300: Medieval Literature (various)
    • ENGL 5320: English Renaissance Literature (Tiffany)
    • ENGL 5390: Post-Colonial Literature (Mirzeler)
    • ENGL 5550: Chaucer (Sweany)
    • ENGL 5750: Icelandic Sagas in Translation (Schulman)
    • ENGL 5760/ENGL 6100: Introduction to Old Norse (Schulman)
    • ENGL 5770/ENGL 6970: Advanced Readings in Old Norse (Schulman)
    • ENGL 5970: Non-Shakespeare Renaissance Drama (Tiffany)
    • ENGL 6100: "Beowulf" and Old Norse Analogues (Schulman)
    • ENGL 6100: Bodies of Old English Literature (Sweany)
    • ENGL 6100: The Devil's in the Details (Schulman)
    • ENGL 6100: Medieval Women (Steuer)
    • ENGL 6100: Monstrosity in Old English Literature (Schulman)
    • ENGL 6150: Literary Criticism (Nagle)
    • ENGL 6300: Professionalization in English (various)
    • ENGL 6520: Shakespeare Comedy (Tiffany)
    • ENGL 6520: Shakespeare Tragedy (Tiffany)
    • ENGL 6760: Old English (Schulman)

     

  • French
    • FREN 5000/LANG 5800: Beginning French for Reading Knowledge (various)
    • FREN 5010/LANG 5800: Intermediate French for Reading Proficiency (various)
    • FREN 5400: Old French Language and Literature (Lynde-Recchia)
  • German
    • GER 5000/LANG 5800: German for Reading Proficiency I (various)
    • GER 5010/LANG 5800: German for Reading Proficiency II (various)
  • History
    • HIST 5000: Topics in History: Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity (Strong)
    • HIST 5495: Burgundian/Hapsburg 1400-1600 (Murray and Palmitessa)
    • HIST 5501/HIST 6730: Medieval History Proseminar (Berkhofer)
    • HIST 5850: Global Islams (Tabor)
    • HIST 5891: Digital Humanities (Hadden)
    • HIST 6010: Historiography (various)
    • HIST 6115: Readings in Ancient History: Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient Word (Strong)
    • HIST 6120: Readings in Medieval History: Social and Political History of Early Medieval Europe (Berto)
    • HIST 6120: Readings in Medieval History: History and Memory in Medieval Italy (Berto)
    • HIST 6120: Readings in Medieval History: Rulers and Regions in Medieval Europe (Berkhofer)
    • HIST 6120: Readings in Medieval History: Cultural History of Medieval Italy (Berto)
    • HIST 6350: Research Techniques in Medieval History (various)
    • HIST 6440: Material Culture (Palmitessa)
    • HIST 6730: Research Seminar in History: Writing History When It Counts (Benac)
    • HIST 6820: Research Seminar in Medieval History: Medieval Mediterranean (Berto)
    • HIST 6820: Research Seminar in Medieval History: Medieval Historical Writing (Berkhofer)
    • HIST 6820: Research Seminar in Medieval History: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Relations in the Middle Ages (Simon)
    • HIST 6820: Research Seminar in Medieval History: The Mendicants and Their World, 1200-1500 (Simon)
    • HIST 6980: College Teaching and Professional Development (Hadden)

     

  • Latin
    • LAT 1010: Basic Latin II
    • LAT 5600: Medieval Latin (Johnson, Kutzko)

     

  • Medieval studies
    • MDVL 5970: Directed Study (various)
    • MDVL 6000: Advanced Seminar in Medieval Studies: Boethian Abolition (Chaganti, virtually through the Newberry Library)
    • MDVL 6000: Advanced Seminar in Medieval Studies: Codicology and Latin Paleography (Harrington)
    • MDVL 6000: Advanced Seminar in Medieval Studies: Digital Humanities and Premodern Studies (Fletcher/Magni, at the Newberry Library)
    • MDVL 6000: Advanced Seminar in Medieval Studies: Researching Medieval Performance (Durham)
    • MDVL 6000: Advanced Seminar in Medieval Studies: Super Amorem Mulierum (Johnson)
    • MDVL 7000: Master's Thesis (various)
    • MDVL 7100: Independent Research (various)
    • MDVL 7120: Professional Field Experience (various)
  • Spanish
    • SPAN 5600: Survey of Spanish Literature to the 18th Century (Pastrana-Pérez)
    • SPAN 5600: Viaje, Conquista, Exploración (Pastrana-Pérez)
    • SPAN 6070: Dialectologia (Pastrana-Pérez)
    • SPAN 6070: Lengua Española en su historia (Pastrana-Pérez)
    • SPAN 6100: Cross-Cultural Encounters (Ohanna)
    • SPAN 6100: Minorities on Stage (Ohanna)
    • SPAN 6200: Topics in Spanish Literature: Armas y letras (Ohanna)
    • SPAN 6260: Survey of Spanish Literature: Medieval (Pastrana-Pérez)
    • SPAN 6600: History of the Spanish Language (Pastrana-Pérez)