Syllabus for the course Medieval Travel, Ger 392, Directed Research

PROFESSOR ALBRECHT CLASSEN

MEDIEVAL TRAVEL COURSE: THE MIDDLE AGES: MEDIEVAL EUROPE IN ITS HISTORY, ART, PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, AND ARCHITECTURE 

 

May 20-June 10, 2011
 

Syllabus: Medieval Travel Course, German 392

University of Arizona

INSTRUCTOR:

Prof. Albrecht Classen, Dept. of German Studies, 301 LSB, UoA, Tucson, AZ 85721; aclassen@u.arizona.edu; 520 621-1395

TEXTBOOKS:

Albrecht Classen, Erotic Tales of Medieval Germany (ACMRS, 2nd ed. 2009)

David Herlihy, Medieval Culture and Society, 1968/1993

Please read the respective sections for those dates when they are listed. The point is that we have all those materials ready at our fingertips and can discuss it in class.

Read the introduction, or chapter 1, in Herlihy’s book before or during the travel, oo, xi-xv.

1st day of class: May 22: Herlihy I, pp. 1-19

Please answer these four questions in your journal: A. Who am I? B. Where am I? C. How am I going to survive this study abroad experience? D. What will be my contribution to the success of this study abroad course?

May 23: Herlihy I, pp. 20-42

May 24: Herlihy I. pp. 42-52; Classen 2; quick check of your journal (no grade)

May 25: Herlihy II, pp. 56-67

May 26: Herlihy II, 95-109

May 27: Herlihy II, pp. 109-120; Classen 4; 1st journal is due

May 28: Herlihy III, pp. 154-; Classen 11

May 29: Herlihy III, pp. 126-153

May 30: Herlihy 2/I, pp. 154-175; Classen 15

May 31: Herlihy 2/I; pp. 176-180, 185-189; 2nd journal is due

June 1: Herlihy 2/II, pp. 190-205; Classen 17

June 2: Herlihy 2/II, pp. 205-207, 220-228

June 3: Herlihy 2/III;, pp. 229-254 Classen 17;

June 4: Herlihy 2/III, 282-291; 3rd journal is due

June 5: Herlihy 2/IV, 292-302; Classen 20;

June 6: Herlihy 2/V, 308-331; Classen 22

June 7: Herlihy 3/I, 342-358

June 8: Herlihy 3/II;, 394-400, 4th journal is due

REQUIREMENTS:
Apart from a general interest in history, culture, and literature, particularly pertaining to the Middle Ages, this course is open to all undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester.

COURSE LEVEL AND TITLE:
This course will be officially offered as a Tier 2 course (Individuals and Society), as German 278 (cross-listed with History), or as German 392: Directed Research.  Course material and course outcome are also applicable to a wide range of Gen.Ed. requirements, including history, literature, art history, women's study, etc., in consultation with the respective advisors. Depending on the student's interest in having this course counting for specific requirements, the work load will differ accordingly.

 

Grade: 1. active participation in class; 2. active participation in all excursions; 3. keeping a journal: ca. 2 pp. per day, dealing with our readings and the excursions.

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