Every semester, we feature one course to shine a spotlight on to highlight its curriculum, its professor, and what we hope students will take away from it.
2017 Senior Seminar - Sacred and Profane: Love and
Desire in Medieval Literature – Dr. Horner
the middle ages may seem conventionally romantic; love stories were all about
jousting knights and damsels in distress—or were they? This course looks at varieties of love in
medieval French and English literature from the sacred (Lives of Saints and
mystical autobiographies) to the profane (Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales). We’ll read extensively and we’ll think through medieval
and modern theories of the body and material culture.
end of the semester, student will present research from the course at Reisner
Dining Hall’s Dining Through the Times, a historical dining experience
featuring medieval and Renaissance recipes.
the seminar will feature, for the first time, an in-depth focus on professional
development. Students will attend
workshops on job searching, resume writing, and mock interviewing, and they’ll
prepare resumes and cover letters of their own in order to start looking ahead
to life after college. By the end of the
semester, all students in the course will have a professional resume and cover
letter suitable for, we believe, a successful job search in English.
people you meet here are truly a second family. You will have
professors who support you and open your mind and heart to all the
possibilities and English degree brings." - Korina Bachman, '18
is a readily-available support system for all students, regardless of
major. All of our professors are prepared to go above and beyond to help
- Rachel Smith, '19