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Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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:

  • HIST 316, HIST 317, HIST 332, HIST 333.

2. Three units of an upper-division course in Literature:

  • CWL 330A, CWL 349†, CWL 414, CWL 422, CWL 430, CWL 431, CWL 432, CWL 449†; ENGL 363, ENGL 451, ENGL 452, ENGL 453, ENGL 462, ENGL 463, ENGL 468, ENGL 469†, ENGL 489†, ENGL 498†; FREN 335, FREN 470, FREN 471, FREN 472, FREN 490†; GERM 398†, GERM 415, GERM 498†; GK 490†; ITAL 335, ITAL 414, ITAL 473, ITAL 490†; LAT 490†; SPAN 330†, SPAN 400, SPAN 438, SPAN 446†, SPAN 450, SPAN 490†.

3. Three units of an upper-division course in Art History:

  • AH 408, AH 409, AH 410, AH 423, AH 424, AH 425, AH 426, AH 427, AH 497†, AH 498†.

4. Nine additional units chosen from courses listed above (without repeating the required core) and the following:

  • AH 470A, AH 470B, HIST 318, HIST 319, HIST 334, HIST 351, HIST 353, HIST 400I, HIST 431, HIST 443, HIST 495†, HIST 499†; MUS 360, MUS 400R, MUS 400S; PHIL 413, PHIL 490†; POSC 493†, POSC 497†; RGR 450; R/ST 314, R/ST 331, R/ST 471, R/ST 472, R/ST 490†; THEA 221, THEA 490†.

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


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