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Medieval/Renaissance Studies

the graduate minor.

Graduate students seeking to minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies must complete 9 credit hours of coursework from at least three of the four following areas: 1) Fine Arts; 2) Literature and Language; 3) History; and 4) Philosophy and Religion. A grade of “B” or above is required in each of these courses.

No more than 3 credits of independent study, directed readings, or internships may be applied toward the minor, and such study is subject to approval by the program director.

Students must also demonstrate reading proficiency in an approved foreign language, such as Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Latin, or Old English. Proficiency shall be defined as successful completion of two years of study at the college level, or its equivalent.

 

courses.

This list does not include the various departmental numbers for Graduate Directed Readings courses, even though these highly individualized reading and research classes may be applied to the requirements for the Minor. This list also does not include the various Special Topics courses in individual departments which may be taken for graduate credit.

Fine Arts

ART 8726

Women in Ancient and Medieval Art

A study of women and art in the ancient and medieval periods. The course will focus on several related topics: the representation of women in art, the role of women in the societies of this period and their possible role as artists, and the feminist critique of traditional views of art history.

ART 8756

Late Roman and Byzantine Art History

A study of painting, sculpture and architecture of the Eastern Roman Empire from the founding of Constantinople, and of Western Europe from the time of Constantine to the dissolution of the Western Roman Empire.

ART 8776

Early Medieval Art History

A study of painting, sculpture and architecture of Western Europe from the time of the Migrations to 1150 A.D.

ART 8786

Late Medieval Art History

A study of painting, sculpture and architecture of Western Europe from approximately 115 A.D. to 1500 A.D.

ART 8816

Northern European Renaissance Art History

Study of painting, sculpture and architecture during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries in France, the Low Countries, Germany, Spain and England.

ART 8836

Italian Renaissance Art History

Study of painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.

ART 8910

Independent Study in Art History

 

ART 8936

Special Topics in Art History

when topic pertains to medieval or renaissance art

MUS 8546

Renaissance Music Literature

a comprehensive survey of music literature c. 1350-1600.

THEA 8016

Advanced Projects in Theater

Shakespeare Festival Internship (1-3 credits)

THEA 8026

Advanced Projects in Theater

Shakespeare Festival Internship (1-3 credits)

English and Foreign Literature

ENGL 8200

Seminar: Middle English Literature

A study of selected writings in Middle English

ENGL 8250

Seminar: Chaucer

A study of selected works of Geoffrey Chaucer

ENGL 8300

Seminar: Shakespeare

Critical analysis of ten tragedies, ten histories, or ten comedies of Shakespeare

ENGL 8316

Middle English Literature

A survey of the principal writings in English, excluding those of Chaucer, from 1100 to 1500.

ENGL 8326

Chaucer

A literary, linguistic and historical study of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer: his dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and the Canterbury Tales.

ENGL 8336

Sixteenth-Century Literature

Poetry and prose of the English Renaissance, from its continental origins to the end of the Elizabethan age.

ENGL 8346

Shakespeare

A critical study of selected plays from among the four traditional Shakespearean genres: comedy, history, tragedy, and romance.

ENGL 8356

Shakespeare's Contemporaries

A study of the development of the English drama, exclusive of Shakespeare, from beginnings to 1642.

ENGL 8366

Seventeenth Century Literature

A study of English poetry and prose from 1600 to 1660 with emphasis on Milton.

ENGL 8396

Medieval Celtic Literature

This course examines the literature and culture of the Celtic civilizations.  The course examines the archeological record and texts about the Celts by Greek and Roman authors, as well as later medieval tales from the Irish, Welsh, and Breton traditions. All texts are in translation with guided reference to the original languages.

ENGL 8400

Seminar: English Renaissance

A seminar in a few significant literary figures of the English Renaissance

ENGL 8450

Seminar: John Milton

Intensive seminar in the major works of John Milton and investigation of specific critical and scholarly problems

ENGL 8626

History of English

A critical study of both the internal and external histories of English. Includes historical development of English phonology, morphology, graphics, syntax, diction, dialects, and semantics.

ENGL 8966

Topics in Language and Literature

when the topic pertains to medieval or renaissance literature

SPAN 8966

Pro-Seminar

when topic pertains to medieval or renaissance literature

History

HIST 8516

Intellectual History: Modern Europe: Renaissance to French Revolution

A study of enduring political, religious, economic, scientific and philosophical ideas in their historical setting

HIST 8536

The Age of the Renaissance-Reformation

A study of the politics and economics of the 15th and 16th centuries as well as the achievements of Renaissance culture and the emergence of the Protestant churches and the Tretine Catholicism.

HIST 8546

Medieval Europe

An examination of medieval European history with emphasis upon social and economic developments.

HIST 8616

Tudor and Stuart England

A study of England under the Tudors when the English people solidified the monarchy and experienced a golden age, and the Stuarts continued modernization and formulated the new institutions foreshadowing those of our world today.

HIST 8916

Topics in History

when topic pertains to medieval or renaissance history