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Medieval and Renaissance Studies


Coordinator: JOSEPH D. McDOWELL, Professor (English)
B.A., M.A., Ohio State; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

MINOR IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES. 21 credits, including ARHI166 and either HIST110/HIST111, or LATIN103, one Literature course from the list below, the Senior Project (450), plus 6 credits from courses listed below. No more than 6 credits may be taken from one suffix. At least 6 credits must be above 300. Specially designed sequence courses and courses approved by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies coordinator will also apply. 

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

Courses (MRST)

MRST-450 Senior Project (3 credits) 450 Senior Project (3) Independent research and seminar supervised by faculty who offer courses in the Medieval and Renaissance minor. Students will work with two faculty members, and a final, interdisciplinary paper will be presented to the Medieval and Renaissance faculty and students. Regular meetings will inform seminar participants of each other's work.

Additional Courses:

ARHI166 (PP, G) Western Art: Medieval-Renaissance
ARHI362 (PP, G) Medieval Art 
ARHI363 (PP, G) Italian Renaissance
ARHI364 (PP, G) Northern Renaissance Art
ARHI365 17th-century Baroque Art
CLAS365 Angels & Demons
ENGL210 Shakespeare and Film
ENGL240 Biblical and Classical Allusions in Lit
ENGL350 Medieval Genre and Society
ENGL351 The English Literary Renaissance
ENGL352 (PH) Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories
ENGL353 (PH) Shakespeare: Tragedies and Later Plays
ENGL365A Major Authors-Medieval
ENGL365B Early Modern/Renaissance
ENGL441-442 Senior Inquiry*
FREN310 Topics in French Cultural Studies
FREN311 Prerevolutionary France
FREN340 Medieval French Literature
FREN341 The French Renaissance
GRMN220/SCAN220 Folklore & Fairy Tales
HIST110 (PP) Europe: 200-1300
HIST111 (PP) Europe: 1300-1700
HIST310 The Crucible of Europe, 1000-1300
HIST311 Renaissance and Reformation in Italy
LATN220 Medieval Latin Literature
LATN320 Medieval Latin Literature
MUSC312 (PP) Music Styles and Literature I
RELG335 (PP) Luther: Life, Thought and Legacy
RELG371 Faiths in Dialog*
RELG378 Muslim Literary Worlds
RELG379 Islamic Mysticism
SPAN330 (PL) Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature I 
THEA341 Classical Ages in Theatre
World Literature (PL possible)

* Various Topics