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HIST 490W Seminar for Majors in History - MDVL CONSCIENCE

Selected problems in the theory and practice of historical work. Check with the department for course offerings. Restricted to fourth year students majoring in History or in the History and Philosophy of Science. Also open to History Honours students.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
HIST 490W 101Seminar1 Wed14:0016:00

(HIST 490 is intended for History majors, History honours students, and students majoring in the history and philosophy of science, but students from other departments may register if they obtain the instructor's permission.) Conscience in the Middle Ages. We explore medieval notions of conscience (conscientia), its nature, authority and power, and the techniques developed to discern and master it in others. Topics include hypocrisy, theatre and acting, torture and ordeal by fire or water, blushing and physiognomy, names, naming and identiy, authorial personae, law and necessity.