Cross-Cultural Encounters and Exchanges
An interdisciplinary investigation of significant cross-cultural encounters and exchanges in the medieval world, especially between East and West or northern European and Mediterranean cultures. Possible topics include: the Crusades; the Viking expansions; multi-culturalism in Spain or Sicily; relations between eastern and western Christendoms; international trading relations; inter-relations of the medieval world and the Mongol Empire; the transmission of Arabic science and learning.
- May be taken more than once for credit in different topics to a maximum of 6 units.
- Minimum second-year standing; or
- permission of the program.