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Medieval & Renaissance Studies

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Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Hope Glidden, Advisor
303 HB Crouse
315-443-5376
hhglidde@syr.edu

Faculty Crystal Bartolovich, Jean-François Bédard, Dympna Callaghan, Albrecht Diem, Laurinda Dixon, Wayne Franits, Hope Glidden, Samantha Kahn Herrick, Chris Kyle, Matilde M. Mateo, Gary M. Radke, Dennis Romano, Stephanie Shirilan, Junko Takeda, Amanda Winkler

Requirements:

Medieval and Renaissance Studies explores the birth of our own familiar world while introducing students to an often alien and mysterious past. Students will embark an intellectual adventure through coursework that focuses on the advent of science, the voyages of discovery, the birth of democracy, the writings of the great poets from Dante to Shakespeare, the monumental achievements of artists such as Michelangelo and Rembrandt, the birth of print culture and censorship, monastic life, the Reformation, the beginnings of capitalism and consumerism, as well as the power of city states.

The minor is open to all undergraduates university-wide.

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 SU Abroad 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