Fall 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
A close reading of the great Christian epic, The Divine Comedy.
Dante, The Divine Comedy, translated by Mandelbaum
Dante, Vita Nuova, any translation
Thomas Cahil, Mysteries of the Middle Ages
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Three short (800-1,000 word) papers, one on each of the canticles (Hell, Purgatory, Paradise) and each worth 20% of your final grade. A weekly short quiz. The top ten scores will be added, curved, and will be worth 40% of your final grade.