One or more term courses will be offered from time to time as announced by the History Department. Topics will be dependent upon special research and/or instructional interests of faculty.
"These are only some of the more direct ways our society continues to reference the Middle Ages. Others include cats in horned Viking helmets, images of Joan of Arc kissing Marianne in demonstrations for gay marriage in France, and white supremacists deploying imagery and slogans from the time of the Crusades. And I haven’t even touched on all the ways fantasy books and movies and the Disney princess industry draw upon collective understandings of the medieval. All of these references touch on the Middle Ages, but few are interested in what actually happened during the period historians refer to as the European Middle Ages (c. 500-1500). What then, do they have in common? What work does the “medieval,” or “Middle Ages,” (or “Dark Ages,” “crusade,” etc.) do?"