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Humanities (HUM)
311 Susan Campbell Hall, 541-346-4069
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  HUM 300   Themes in Humanities >1 4.00 cr.
Interdisciplinary and multimedia introduction to the study of the humanities. Analysis of such themes as tragedy in music, literature, and art.
Grading Options: Graded for all students
Instructor: Laskaya AE-mailHomepage Office:   357 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-1517
Office Hours: 1200 - 1300 F except 10/1 and 10/18
  1535 - 1635 TR & by appointment
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  16092 2 40 1000-1120 tr 117 GSH Laskaya A  

Final Exam:

0800-1000 m 12/09 117 GSH
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
September 29:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 5:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 5:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 6:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
October 6:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
October 7:   Add this course
October 9:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 13:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
October 13:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 20:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
October 20:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 27:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
October 27:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
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Expanded Course Description
This course explores Medieval Manuscript Culture, examining some digitally-preserved British manuscripts, like the Aberdeen Beastiary, the Auchinleck Manuscript, the Book of Kells, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Beowulf Manuscript (the Nowell Codex), the Luttrell Psalter, and more. Beginning with an introduction into how parchment and inks were made, we will explore medieval paleography (handwriting), and major features of early-to-late-medieval handwriting in workshop settings, allowing us to experience the challenges and aesthetics of various scripts like early insular, uncial, and late Gothic. Students will also work on decorated letters and miniature manuscript paintings, imitating and exploring major visual elements of medieval British manuscripts. Two-thirds of class time will investigate Manuscript Culture and the features and contexts for particular medieval texts; one-third of the class will offer students hands-on workshops where they can experience paleography, decorated letters, and miniature painting. Key questions for the course include: How does the world of the Middle Ages make itself known within medieval manuscripts? Can we locate traces of production, textual reproduction/transmission, and dissemination, as well as identify handwriting, images, and cultural/multicultural material within manuscripts? What influences did manuscripts have on the world of the Middle Ages? How do writing and manuscripts reveal major differences between our world and the medieval world,? Are there also continuities?
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