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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor

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The Medieval and Renaissance eras were periods of great change in European society. Many of the components of our modem world developed during these periods, from ideas such as the contract theory of government to institutions such as the Catholic Church, Parliament, and universities. This interdisciplinary minor integrates approaches from various areas of scholarship within the humanities, such as history, philosophy, English, and religious studies, to allow students to develop a holistic understanding of Medieval and Renaissance Europe.

Program Administration

Students minoring in Medieval and Renaissance Studies should meet with an advisor who teaches courses within the minor, in order to assure that requirements are met.

Mission and Program Goals

Students will gain a broad understanding of the Medieval and Renaissance eras in European history, while learning the approach that scholars in the field take to understanding these eras.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop an understanding of the history and culture of Medieval and Renaissance Europe.
  2. Employ tools from a variety of disciplines to identify, explore, and explain socio-cultural problems during the period.
  3. Understand the reception and impact of ideals from classical antiquity on medieval and Renaissance cultures.

Required Courses

The student in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor will be required to take five (5) courses, drawn from the following lists. Students must take at least one (1) class from each of the three areas of concentration (Literature, History, Religion and Philosophy):

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