Apr 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

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HIST 1222 - Medieval History in Film & Literature

This course is an introduction to intercultural influences, conflicts, and stereotypes in medieval and contemporary societies. It includes the critical interpretation of historical texts and modern films dealing with major topics in medieval history, especially race and ethnicity, foreignness, religion, masculinity, sexuality, economic and social class, and violence. Students examine and discuss a wide variety of modern perceptions of the Middle Ages, including those of extremist groups, and look for better ways popular media might use the medieval past to communicate with different cultures about topics of historical and contemporary relevance.

Credit Hours: 4
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Intercultural Explorations, Pillar: Humanities: Text and Contexts
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMAH Arts and Humanities
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will be able to identify major events, developments, and forms of cultural expression in medieval history, especially but not exclusively European and Mediterranean.
  • Students will be able to interpret literary texts and films from different cultures within their appropriate historical and cultural frameworks.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of elements shaping past medieval cultures and contemporary perceptions of the Middle Ages.
  • Students will be able to ask and answer complex questions about medieval and contemporary cultural attitudes in relation to race or ethnicity, religion, masculinity, sexuality, economic or social class, and violence.
  • Students will be able to articulate insights about their own cultural biases and those of others with regard to intercultural topics of both historical and contemporary relevance.
  • Students will be able to interact with others about intercultural differences, including their own experiences and perspectives, in ways that express curiosity and empathy for cultural perspectives other than their own.

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