Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Description
Redman, Tim
Discipline and Number
LIT 4330 Section 001
MW Time 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title

Description of Course:

We will read the greatest Christian epic poem, Dante's Divine Comedy. There will be a weekly short-answer quiz on the readings and discussion (40%), and three short papers (800-1000 words) on each of the three canticles, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise (20% each).

Required Texts:

Dante, The Divine Comedy, Mandelbaum translation.
Vita Nuova, Musa or Reynolds translation.
Thomas Cahill, Mysteries of the Middle Ages.
handout on poetry of Provence, Sicily, and Italy.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

as described above.

Knowledge of Italian is NOT required.

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