Degree Requirements for the Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary
Major with a Concentration in
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
General Program B.A.: A minimum of 36 credits: 9 credits
of the core history courses, 6 credits in literature
and philosophy, 6 credits in art and music, and 15 elective
credits chosen from courses approved for the program.
If a student applies the credits from one or more of
the approved courses of the program to the requirements
of a minor (e.g., the 6 credits in literature,) he/she
is absolved from fulfilling that particular requirement
in the program and may substitute an equal number of
credits from any of the elective courses to reach the
required minimum of 36 credits.
Majors are required to demonstrate at least an elementary
reading ability in Latin either by satisfactory completion
of the first year course in this language at the college
level or by the completion of two years of instruction
in this language in high school or by a test administered
at the convenience of the program director. In addition,
it is strongly recommended that majors acquire at least
an elementary reading ability in one modern Western
language other than English.