Loyola University Chicago

Medieval Studies

Fall 2020 Courses

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Description: The Vikings are popularly thought of as invaders, maurauders, destroyers of civilized peace. However, recent research has focused on their society, culture, accomplishments and contributions in a much more positive sense.

Outcome: Students will gain an understanding of the impact of the Vikings on European development; a knowledge of historiographical issues concerning the Vikings; and awareness of various types of primary sources.

  • Instructor: Dr. Theresa Gross-Diaz
  • TuTh, 11:30a - 12:45p

Description: The course is a survey course in the history of Christian thought. Not a course in Church history, this is a course whose primary goal is to investigate the major interactions between Christian thought and practice and the cultures that it has been a part of in its two thousand year history.

Outcomes: Students will learn to analyze and interpret religious texts, beliefs and practices using standard scholarly methods and tools.

  • THEO 281-001, Dr. Mara Brecht, TuTh, 9:45a - 11:00a
  • THEO 281-002, Dr. Shane Gormley, Th, 5:30p - 8:00p
  • THEO 281-003, Dr. Shane Gormley, Tu, 5:30p - 8:00p

Prerequisite: THEO 100 or THEO 107

Description: This course is the first in a two semester sequence of courses designed to provide students with a synoptic view of the field of Medieval Studies and train them to do cross-disciplinary work within that field.

Outcome: Students will be able to produce original research on some topic pertaining to the Middle Ages that utilizes and integrates no less than two methodologies drawn from diverse disciplines.

This class satisfies the Engaged Learning requirement in the Undergraduate Research category. Taught in an independent study format, MSTU 300 does not have scheduled synchronous meetings or a final exam.

Instructor: Dr. Theresa Gross-Diaz, Program Director

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Dr. Theresa Gross-Diaz, Program Director, at tgross@luc.edu.