Albrecht Diem, Advisor
538 Eggers Hall
Crystal Bartolovich, Jean-François Bédard, Dympna Callaghan,Sally Cornelison, Albrecht Diem, Laurinda Dixon, Wayne Franits, Hope Glidden, Samantha Kahn Herrick, Chris Kyle, Matilde M. Mateo, Patricia Moody, Stephanie Shirilan, Scott Manning Stevens, Junko Takeda, Matthieu van der Meer
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Recognize and explain historical changes during the Medieval and Renaissance periods
2. Analyze the cultural products of the Medieval and Renaissance periods
3. Describe at least two disciplinary perspectives in Medieval and Renaissance studies
4. Analyze, evaluate, and apply central issues and methods of scholarship in our fields to their own research
5. Express ideas clearly through writing
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):
II. The remaining 12 credits must be courses at the 300 level or above
III. One upper division history [HST] course (3 credits)
One upper division history [HST] course (3 credits) on a Medieval and/or Renaissance topic
IV. Three additional upper division courses (9 credits)
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)
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 (HST 300 - Selected Topics , HST 401 - Senior Seminar ), 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.