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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

College of Liberal Arts

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Medieval and Renaissance Studies - Programs

Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (code HISTUM04)

This minor offers an interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Interested students should contact the program’s advisor prior to or during the first semester of taking classes toward the minor. These requirements may be counted, where applicable, toward the General Education requirements, the major, and minor.

The program consists of a minimum of 21 units selected in consultation with the program advisor in addition to demonstrated competence in a foreign language appropriate to the area of concentration. The 21 required units include-+ 12 units of core classes and 9 electives chosen from these courses as well as from Music, Political Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies, RGLL, and Theatre.

Requirements

  • 1. Six units chosen from the following courses:
    • HIST 316, 317, 332, 333.
  • 2. Three units of an upper-division course in Literature:
    • CWL 330A, 349*, 414I, 422I, 430, 431, 432, 449*; ENGL 363, 432, 451, 452, 453, 461, 462, 463, 468, 469*, 489*, 498*; FREN 335, 470, 471, 472, 490*; GERM 398*, 415, 498*; GK 490*; ITAL 335, 414, 473, 490*; LAT 490*; SPAN 330*, 400, 438, 446*, 450, 490*.
  • 3. Three units of an upper-division course in Art History:
    • AH 408, 409, 410, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 497*, 498*.
  • 4. Nine additional units chosen from courses listed above (without repeating the required core) and the following:
    • AH 470A, 470B, HIST 318, 319, 334, 335, 351, 353, 400I, 409, 431, 443, 495*, 499*; MUS 360, 400R, 400S; PHIL 413, 490*; POSC 493*, 497*; RGR 450I; R/ST 314, 331I, 338I, 471I, 472I, 490*; THEA 321, 490*.

* courses that can only count towards the minor if the topic is relevant to medieval and Renaissance studies.

Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (code CLSCCT01)

Requirements

1. A bachelor’s degree with an approved major. Certificate may be completed prior to the completion of the B.A. requirement or while in the process of working toward an advanced degree.

2. Consultation and approval of the program with a faculty advisor.

3. Intermediate level language proficiency on the college level, including a course in medieval or Renaissance literature of the language. It is expected that the language will be Anglo-Saxon, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, or Spanish, but with consent of the advisor another language may be substituted.

4. Twenty-four units selected from the following courses. Students should elect to concentrate in either the medieval or Renaissance period.

A. Required courses (12 units):

  • One of the following sequences for six units:
    • HIST 316 and 317, 317 and 332, or 332 and 333.
  • One of the following literature courses for three units:
    • CWL 330A, 431, 432, 531, 532; ENGL 451, 452, 453, 552, 553, 554.
  • One of the following Art History courses for three units:
    • AH 408, 409, 410, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 508, 509, 510, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527.

B. Nine units selected from the following courses (without repeating the required core):

  • AH 408, 409, 410, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 470A, 470B, 497*, 498*; CWL 330A, 349*, 414I, 422I, 430, 431, 432, 449*; ENGL 363, 432, 451, 452, 453, 462, 463, 468, 469*, 489*, 498*; FREN 335, 470, 471, 472, 490*; GERM 398*, 415, 498*; GK 490*; HIST 316, 317, 318, 319, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351, 353, 400I, 409, 431, 443, 495*, 499*; ITAL 335, 414, 473, 490*; LAT 490*; MUS 360, 400R, 400S; PHIL 413, 490*; POSC 493*, 497*; RGR 450I; R/ST 314; 331I, 338I, 471I, 472I, 490*; SPAN 330*, 400, 438, 446*, 450, 490*; THEA 321, 490*. Graduate courses: AH 508, 509, 510, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 570A, 570B, 597*, 598*; CWL 530, 531, 532, 549*, 550*; ENGL 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 562, 568, 583*, 652, 653, 681*, 683*; FREN 570, 571, 572, 590*, 688*; GERM 511*; HIST 510*, 531, 543, 590*, 611*, 631*; MUS 561, 600R, 600S; PHIL 513, 590*, 630*, 690*; R/ST 590*; SPAN 500, 538, 546*, 550, 590*; THEA 690*.

C. Three units of directed research on a medieval or Renaissance topic in any of the following courses:

  • Undergraduate courses:
    • AH 495, 496, C/LT 499, ENGL 499, FREN 499, GERM 499, GK 499, HIST 498, ITAL 499, LAT 499, MUS 499, PHIL 499, POSC 499, R/ST 499, SPAN 499, THEA 498.
  • Graduate courses:
    • AH 595, 596, ENGL 598, 697, FREN 697, GERM 599, 697, HIST 695, 697, PHIL 697, POSC 599, 697, R/ST 697; SPAN 599, THEA 694.

*With an approved medieval or Renaissance topic; certain special studies topics may be repeated for credit with approval.