Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor

An examination of the history, religion, art, and literature of the medieval and Renaissance period, intended to foster a sympathetic understanding of an age very different from our own, as well as a better sense of the roots of the modern era.

Take at least three of the following courses, including courses in at least two different departments:

  • Art 215: Medieval Art: Glorious Visions
  • Art 225: Art of the Italian Renaissance
  • Art 231: Art of the Northern Renaissance
  • English 201: Studies in Early British Literature
    • Prerequisite: Engish 200: Approaches to Literature or FS ENG 201
  • English 212: Shakespeare
    • Prerequisite: Engish 200: Approaches to Literature or FS ENG 201
  • History 201: Europe in the Age of Popes and Princes, 476-1648
  • History 226: History of Medieval and Early Modern England, 1066-1688
  • INTDS 180: Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music 104: Music of the Renaissance
  • Philosophy 230: Science in Its Cultural Setting
  • Religious Studies 250: History of Christianity II: The Age of Faith

Take at least two of the following:

  • Art 330: The Renaissance Woman
    • Prerequisite: 200-level art history course or instructor’s permission
  • English 311: Chaucer
    • Prerequisite: Engish 200: Approaches to Literature or FS ENG 201, English 201 recommended]
  • English 415: Topics in Literature of the Middle Ages
    • Prerequisite: Engish 200: Approaches to Literature or FS ENG 201, one of English 201-204 [English 201 recommended]
  • English 425: Topics in Renaissance Literature
    • Prerequisite: Engish 200: Approaches to Literature or FS ENG 201, one of English 201-204)
  • History 302: The Italian Renaissance
    • Prerequisite: a lower-level History course
  • History 304: The Age of the Reformation
    • Prerequisite: a lower-level History course

Appropriate special courses may be included in the minor with the permission of the minor coordinator.