Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

Approved Courses

The courses listed below have been approved for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Please note that only a selection of these courses will be available in any given semester.

Courses that conform to the intent and content of the program but are not listed below may be counted towards fulfilling the requirements upon approval of the program director.

Core Courses: 9 credits

  • A MRS 298 Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • A MRS 398 Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • A ARH 331 Monks, Monarchs, and Medieval Art
  • A ARH 342 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture: 1450-1600
  • A ENG 330 Literature of the Middle Ages
  • A ENG 331 Literature of the Earlier Renaissance
  • A ENG 332 Literature of the Later Renaissance
  • A HIS 235 Early and Medieval Christianity
  • A HIS 336 History of the Early Middle Ages
  • A HIS 337 The High Middle Ages
  • A HIS 338 The Italian Renaissance, 1300-1530
  • A HIS 339 Renaissance and Reformation in 16th Century Europe
  • A HIS 346 The History of England I
  • A PHI 311 History of Medieval Philosophy

Art and Music courses: 3 credits

  • A ARH 230 The Art of Medieval Knighthood
  • A ARH 303 Artistic Encounters in the Early Medieval World
  • A ARH 332 Gothic Art and Architecture
  • A ARH 442 Early Painting of the Netherlands
  • A ARH 499Y Research Seminar in Art History (approval required)
  • A MUS 230 Music History I
  • A MUS 287 University Chamber Singers (approval required)

History Courses: 3 credits

  • A HIS 288 Contemporary Quest for Arthur
  • A HIS 391 Topics in European History (approval required)
  • A HIS 463 The Byzantine Empire 300-1453

Literatures and Cultures courses: 3 credits*

  • A ENG 291 British Literary Traditions I
  • A ENG 341 Studies in Chaucer
  • A ENG 342 Study of an Author or Authors before the Mid-18th Century
  • A ENG 346 Studies in Shakespeare
  • A ENG 357 Shakespeare and the Poetics of Revenge
  • A ENG/A WSS 362 Critical Approaches to Gender and Sexuality in Literature (when appropriate; approval required)
  • A ENG/A WSS 368 Women Writers (when appropriate; approval required)
  • A ENG 411 Topics in British Literature and Culture (when appropriate; approval required)
  • A MRS 497 Independent Study and Research in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (approval required)
  • A FRE 202 French Literature (when appropriate; approval required)
  • A FRE 455 Life and Letters (when appropriate; approval required; taught in French)
  • A ITA 315 Italian Civilization: From the Etruscans to Galileo
  • A ITA 441 Women, Men, Love, and Politics of the Italian Renaissance
  • A SPN 311 Hispanic Literature through the Golden Age
  • A SPN 482 Cervantes

Philosophy courses: 3 credits

  • A PHI 311 History of Medieval Philosophy
  • A PHI 312 Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

Global Perspectives courses: 3 credits

  • A EAC/A HIS 471 Change in Medieval China
  • A EAS 478 The Silk Road