Here Be Monsters

3 credits


Honors - General
Honors College

Exploring the art, literature, music and philosophy of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, this course opens in North Africa during the late Roman Empire on the threshold between the classical and medieval eras, and it closes in Shakespeare’s London during the English Renaissance. In between, we’ll explore the fens of Beowulf’s Denmark, the battlefields of Roland and Charlemagne, and Hell itself in Dante’s Inferno; meet werewolves and dragons and pilgrims; navigate the intellectual, political, and religious turmoil of medieval Europe; and encounter the glory of Renaissance Italy. This is the second course in the long-running Honors Humanities Sequence. Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required.