2020-2021 Graduate Courses

Courses accepted for credit toward the MA degree in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Course listings change often, please check departmental websites, as well as this page, to confirm courses.

Columbia has adopted a three term calendar for the 2020-2021 year. Please see the University Academic Calendar 

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 develops please check https://covid19.columbia.edu/ for updates from the University's COVID-19 Taskforce. 

Fall 2020 Courses

The department of Art History and Archaeology requires students to apply for registration in certain courses please see the the department website for more information. 

Travel: Art, Architecture, and Mapping Worlds
E. Pistis
AHIS GR 8350 In Person Meeting 

The Italian Renaissance Literature of Art: Strategies for Reading
M. Cole

Introduction to Old English & Literature
Patricia Dailey
GU 4091 Online Only 

Milton in Context
Julie Crawford
GU3211 Online Only

Mysticism & Medieval Drama: Visionary Dramas
Eleanor Johnson
GU 4791 Online Only

Conquests, Colonialism, and the Normans
Hannah Weaver
GU4812 Online Only

Renaissance Drama
Alan Stewart
GR6135 Online Only

Tibetan Monastic Institutions 
Tuttle 
GU 4410 Online Only 

Manuscripts of the Muslim World
Sen
GU4743 Online Only
Fulfills Book Requirement

Religion and Capitalism 
Coleman
GR8174 Online Only

Medieval Societies & Institutions 
Kosto
GR9067 Online Only

Dante's Divina Commedia
Barolini
GU 4091- Section 1 Online Only 

Italian Renaissance Romance Epic I
Cavallo
GU4097 Online Only

Medieval & Renaissance Philology
Adam Kosto
MRST GR6021

Directed Individual Readings
Adam Kosto
MRST GR6990

MA Thesis I
Adam Kosto
MRST 6998

MA Thesis II
Adam Kosto
MRST6999

Modern & Medieval Islamic Political Thought
Hamid Dabashi
GU4764 Online Only

Music, Mind, and Body in the Renaissance
Giyseppe Gerbino
GR 8104

Topics in Early Modern Philosophy
Aminah Hasan
GU 4900

Political Thought: Classical and Medieval 
Giovanni Giorgini
GU 4132 Online Only

Interactions of Buddhism and Daoism in China
Zhaohua Yang
GU 4307

Rabelais and Montaigne
Compagnon
GR8214

Spring 2021 Courses

Sin and Sodomy
G. Bryda
GU40XX

Titian
Bodart
GR8XXX

Medieval Latin
Franklin
GU4152

Canterbury Tales
Johnson
GU1729

Medieval Romance
Baswell
GR6045

Renaissance Literature and (the History of) Sexuality
Crawford
GU4104

Clarissa
Davidson
GU4750

Renaissance Drama: Early Modern Race Studies 
Howard & Hall
GR6135

Medieval Franciscans and Their World
Senocak
GR46999

Graduate Seminar: The Jewish Book in the Early Modern World
Carlebach
GR8132

Topics in the Cultural History of Premodern Japan
Lurie
GR 9875

The Qur'an in Europe
Pier Mattia Tommasino
GU4022

Dante's Divine Commedia II
Teodolinda Barolini
GU4092 Section 1 Online Only 

Italian Renaissance Romance Epic II
Jo Ann Cavallo
GU4098 Online Only

Summer 2021

Chaucer and Literary London 
Adler
S3261

Shakespeare
Pfeiffer
S3233

Medieval Society, Politics, and Ethics: Major Texts
Kosto
GU4061