Medieval & Renaissance studies

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Fast Facts: Medieval & Renaissance Studies

  • Enriches student understanding of ideas and developments  shaping western civilization and culture.
  • Provides multi-disciplinary opportunities to explore medieval and early-modern cultures as  reflected in the world today.
  • Includes an innovative course on the history of the book, in which students  produce a manuscript and a limited-run edition of a printed book.
  • Integrates optional off-campus learning through summer study-abroad courses at the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford in England.
  • Concludes with an interdisciplinary seminar.

Program Requirements

Minor: 20 credits — 8 core credits; 12 elective credits from a range of disciplines, including economics, English, history, language, music, philosophy, physical science,  theatre and theology.

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  • "I enjoyed this minor because it was interdisciplinary. The wide range of classes made it suitable for anyone who loves history, literature, languages and learning. I learned Latin, became familiar with manuscripts, paleography and literature from the Middle Ages and Renaissance — all of which has helped in my graduate work."

    – Audrey Thorstad, ‘10
    MA Medieval Studies and Ph.D. candidate in Medieval History
    University of Leeds, England