This minor provides an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of the period from Late Antiquity through the 17th century. Students not only explore how life was lived, enjoyed, and suffered, but also gain insight into how our modern civilization emerged from those times. Medieval studies includes the three great civilizations that succeeded ancient Rome (Byzantine, Western, and Islamic): while Renaissance studies considers aspects of the transition from premodern to modern society.
Total Credits Needed: 18 credits distributed as follows:
I. Two courses (6 credits) from the group of courses listed below (no restrictions):
ETS 113 -- Survey of British Literature before 1789
ETS 121 - Introduction to Shakespeare
HOA 105 - Arts and Ideas
HOM 165 - Understanding Music, Part I .
HOM 266 - History of European Music before 1750
HST 111 - Early Modern Europe, 1350-1815
HST 211 - Medieval and Renaissance Europe
HST 212 - Religion in Medieval and Reformation Europe
HST 231 - English History: from the Roman Occupation to the Revolution of 1688
LIT 245 - Florence and Renaissance Civilization
II. The remaining 12 credits must be courses at the 300 level or above.
III. One upper division history [HST] course (3 credits) on a Medieval and/or Renaissance topic.
IV. Three additional upper division courses (9 credits) on Medieval and/or Renaissance topics. See List of courses below.
V. No more than three courses (9 credits) upper or lower division may be taken in the same discipline.
List of Upper Division Courses in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
N.B. In addition to the courses below, there are many courses in ETS, History (300 Special topics, 401, Senior seminars), LIT/ITA and other departments whose subject changes from semester to semester and that can be counted toward the minor. Courses are also offered in the various DIPA centers that may also be counted toward the minor. Those wishing to have any of these courses count should petition the coordinator (advisor) of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor to have these courses count toward the minor.
HOA 410 -Art and Ideology of Medieval Spain
HOA 323/ARC 332 - Sixteenth-Century Italian Architecture
HOA 322/ARC 335 - Renaissance Architecture in Italy, 1400-1520
HOA 324/ARC 336 - Italian Seventeenth-Century Architecture
HOA 430 - Northern Renaissance Art, 15th century
HOA 431 - Northern Renaissance Art, 16th century
HOA 311 - Italian Medieval Art
HOA 312 - Romanesque Art
HOA 313 - Gothic Art
HOA 421 - Early Renaissance Art
HOA 422 - High Renaissance Art and Mannerism
HOA 400/DRA 400 - Music and Shakespeare
HOA 445 - Baroque Art in Southern Europe
HOA 446 - Baroque Art in Northern Europe
HOA 425 - Leonardo da Vinci: Artist and Engineer
HOA 426 - Michelangelo's Italy
HOA 439/ARC 433 - French Architecture, 16th and 17th Centuries
HOA 530 - History of Printmaking
HOA 540 - Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting
HOA 541- Arts and Ideas in the Seventeenth Century
HST 310 - Early Medieval Europe
HST 311 - Medieval Civilization
HST 312 - Reformation of the Sixteenth Century
HST 313 - French Revolution: Sun King to Guillotine
HST 355 - The Italian Renaissance
HST 357 - From Henry VIII to Elizabeth I
HST 358 - Revolution and Reaction in 17th Century England
HST 367 - Plague in European Society
HST 376 - Renaissance London
HUM 420 - Studies in Renaissance Cultural History
PHI 311 – The Rationalists
SPA 441 - Medieval and Golden Age Literature
SPA 443 - Cervantes