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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Finalized May 2017

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 ARHI-166 and HIST-110 or HIST-111, 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. First-year Latin is highly recommended.


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:

ARHI-166 (PP, G) Western Art: Medieval-Renaissance
ARHI-362 (PP, G) Medieval Art 
ARHI-363 (PP, G) Italian Renaissance
ARHI-364 (PP, G) Northern Renaissance Art
ARHI-365 17th-century Baroque Art
CLAS-365 Angels & Demons
ENGL-210 Shakespeare and Film
ENGL-240 Biblical and Classical Allusions in Lit
ENGL-307 Linguistics 
ENGL-350 Medieval Genre and Society
ENGL-351 The English Literary Renaissance
ENGL-352 (PH) Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories
ENGL-353 (PH) Shakespeare: Tragedies and Later Plays
ENGL-365A Major Authors-Medieval
ENGL-365B Early Modern/Renaissance
ENGL-441-442 Senior Inquiry*
FREN-310 Topics in French Cultural Studies
FREN-311 Prerevolutionary France
FREN-340 Medieval French Literature
FREN-341 The French Renaissance
GRMN-220 Folklore & Fairy Tales
GRMN-307 Linguistics
HIST-110 (PP) Europe: 200-1300
HIST-111 (PP) Europe: 1300-1700
HIST-310 The Crucible of Europe, 1000-1300
HIST-311 Renaissance and Reformation in Italy
LATN-220 Medieval Latin Literature
LATN-320 Medieval Latin Literature
MUSC-312 (PP) Music Styles and Literature I
RELG-335 (PP) Luther: Life, Thought and Legacy
RELG-371 Faiths in Dialog*
RELG-378 Muslim Literary Worlds
RELG-379 Islamic Mysticism
SPAN-330 (PL) Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature I 
THEA-341 Classical Ages in Theatre
World Literature (PL possible)

* Various Topics