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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WOMS 416 - Dante: The Divine Comedy and the Medieval World

Credit(s): 3
Dante’s masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, offers an encyclopedic window onto the medieval world. Read selections from Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise that bring into focus the history and culture of Dante’s age. Readings and discussion touch on areas including historical and politcal context, influence of non-Christian civilizations on Dante’s thought, medieval views on politics and family, and the role and depiction of women. In addition to our close readings of the poem, we examine other textual and visual representations and interpretations, ranging from illuminated manuscripts to recent novels and films, in order to consider the “afterlife” of Dante’s work and its resonances today.
Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
Crosslisted: Crosslisted with LLCU 416 .
University Breadth: Creative Arts and Humanities (ART & HUM) College of Arts and Sciences Breadth: GROUP A: A&S Creative Arts & Humanities Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring
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