The Minor in Medieval & Renaissance/Early Modern Studies

The minor in Medieval and Renaissance/Early Modern Studies is an interdisciplinary minor housed in the College of Liberal Arts. The minor requires 15 credits of approved coursework that can be taken in Art History, Foreign Languages, English, History, Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater.

The minor is dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of historical periods and cultures from the end of classical antiquity (ca. 450 C.E.) through around 1700. It provides opportunities to broaden one’s educational horizons and make connections among fields and disciplines that are often studied in isolation. In many ways the world we live in continues to be shaped by complex social, economic, political, intellectual, and artistic developments from the medieval and early modern world, in Europe, the Americas, and the entire globe. How can people who lived 300-1500 years old affect us today? Come join us and see! The world before 1700 is not as foreign as it may seem.

What Are the Requirements for the Minor?

There are no required courses in the minor, but any courses that require a prerequisite must have that prerequisite met. A minimum of 9 hours must be taken at the 3000 level or above; no more than 6 hours at the 2000 level may count towards the Medieval-Renaissance/Early Modern Studies minor.

Students must earn at least a C for all courses that count toward the minor. Courses taken in fulfillment of the College Core or for other majors and minors may not be counted toward the minor. Courses not on the list of approved courses may receive approval at the discretion of the minor advisor if a substantial component of the course as indicated on the syllabus covers material from late antiquity to c. 1700.

For more information, please contact the advisor for the minor:

Dr. R. James Goldstein
Department of English
HC 9074