Medieval and Renaissance studies is an appropriate minor for students majoring in the following disciplines: anthropology, art, criminal justice, English, foreign languages and literatures, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and speech communication and theatre. The purpose of the interdisciplinary program is to enable students to understand and explore the culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance so they may better understand the roots of Western civilization.
Students wishing to minor in Medieval and Renaissance studies must complete a total of 18 credits, which must include courses from at least two departments. Twelve of these credits must be earned in courses numbered 300 or above.
The acceptable courses for the minor are listed below in two groups, Group A (courses with a predominantly Medieval and/or Renaissance content) and Group B (courses of an auxiliary nature). At least 12 credits must be chosen from Group A. All courses are three credits each.
In addition, several of the departments have courses relating to individual authors, artists, themes, etc., as well as independent studies courses. Such courses, where appropriate, may be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor.
A maximum of 6 units used to satisfy major requirements may be reused in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor. At least 12 units must be earned in courses numbered 300-499. Courses should be chosen with the approval of the advisor of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies.