Anne Leone, Director
340 HB Crouse Hall
Crystal Bartolovich, Jean-François Bédard, Brian Brege, Virginia Burrus, Dympna Callaghan, Sally Cornelison, Albrecht Diem, Wayne Franits, Ken Frieden, Samantha Kahn Herrick, Amy Kallander, George Kallander, Norman Kutcher, Christopher Kyle, Anne Leone, Matilde M. Mateo, Gladys McCormick, Ana Mendez-Oilver, Patricia Moody, Tessa Murphy, Glenn Peers, Kara Richardson, William Robert, Martin Shanguhyia, Stephanie Shirilan, Scott Manning Stevens, Junko Takeda, Matthieu van der Meer, Amanda Eubanks Winkler
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify 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. Apply central issues and methods of scholarship in our fields to their own research
5. Express ideas clearly through writing
Students who minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies explore the vibrant historical, social, visual, intellectual, political, religious, and literary cultures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (c. 300-1800). Taught by dynamic scholars whose teaching and research interests span medieval and early modern Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas, courses in the minor give students the opportunity engage with perennially relevant issues related to life, death, sexuality, faith, power, conflict, ingenuity, and creativity.
The minor is open to all undergraduates.
Total Credits Required: 18
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 English and Textual Studies (ETS 230, 310, 311, 320, 361, 420, 440, 444), History (HST 300, 301, 401), Architecture (ARC 500), Art History (HOA 300, 400, 500), Literature (LIT 300), Philosophy (PHI 200, 400), Religion (REL 200, 300), Spanish (SPA 400), Italian (ITA 300), Music History (HOM 400) 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. Please check the Catalogue of Courses in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Studies that we publish every semester.