ITL 303 ISLAM IN THE AGE OF DANTE
An examination of the diverse depictions of Islam in European literature of the 13th to 14th centuries. The course considers a wide range of genres including travel narrative, crusade epic, and novelistic traditions. The course includes the complex portrayals of Islamic culture within Dante's Divine Comedy and explores the Islamic Book of the Stair as a possible source of Dante's poem.
This course may include an optional section that will meet for an additional hour each week to discuss supplemental readings in Italian. Students participating in the foreign language section will receive one additional credit hour, pass/not passed marking.
Cross Listed Courses
This is the same course as GIS 303
Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and to first-year students with permission of the instructor.
Enrollment limited to 28 students.
A4, MOIB, MOIE