A minor in Medieval/Renaissance Studies will require a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 3000 or 4000 level. Students must take one course from at least three of the four areas listed below. The remaining courses may be taken from any of the areas as independent studies although not more than three credits of independent study work may be used to fulfill these requirements. A grade of "C" or above will be required in each course that a student wishes to apply toward this minor.
In addition to the above requirements, students must present two years of college work in one of the following foreign languages or the equivalent thereof, as determined by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature: French, German, Italian, Latin (classical or medieval), Russian, Spanish.
English and Foreign Literature
ENGL 3280 Irish Literature I (3 credits)
This course explores Irish literature from the early medieval period (c. 600) to the late nineteenth century and the Irish Literary Renaissance. Texts include works written in Irish as well as in English, and cover a variety of genres, including but not limited to: early medieval monastic nature poetry, medieval prose saga literature, the Irish bardic and aisling traditions, political satire and laments, Anglo-Irish Ascendancy novels, and the Irish Gothic. Prereq: ENGL 1160 or permission required; ENGL 2410 and ENGL 2310 recommended. Not open to nondegree students.
Engl 4310 Middle English Literature (3 credits)
A survey of the principal writings in English, excluing those of Chaucer, from 1100 to 1500.
Engl 4320 Chaucer (3 credits)
A literary, linguistic, and historical study of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer: his dream visions, Troilus and Creseyde, and the Canterbury Tales.
Engl 4330 Sixteenth Century Literature (3 credits)
Poetry and prose of the English Renaissance, from its continental origins to the end of the Elizabethan age.
Engl 4340 Shakespeare (3 credits)
A critical study of selected plays from the four traditional Shakespearean genres: comedy, history, tragedy, and romance.
Engl 4350 Shakespeare's Contemporaries (3 credits)
A study of the development of English drama exclusive of Shakespeare, from the beginning to 1642.
Engl 4360 Seventeenth Century Literature (3 credits)
A study of english poetry and prose from 1600 to 1660 with emphasis on Milton.
ENGL 4390 Medieval Celtic Literature (3 credits)
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. Prereq: ENGL 2410 or ENGL 2420 and one ENGL course above 3299, or instructor permission; ENGL 2310 recommended. Not open to nondegree students.
Engl 4960 Topics in Language and Literature: Any topic that pertains to medieval or Renaissance literature. (For example, "Dante's Divine Comedy)
Fren 3150 Introduction to French Literature I (3 credits)
Readings of French authors form the Middle Ages to 1600.
Span 3170 Survey of Spanish Literature I (3 credits)
Introduction to the principal authors and works of Spanish literature from El Cid to the seventeenth century.
Span 4090 Literature of the Golden Age (3 credits)
Spanish works of the 16th and 17th centuries with emphasis on Lazarillo de Tormes, La Celestina, Don Quixote, and a selection of the great dramas produced by Lope de Vega and Calderón.
Span 4960 Pro Seminar Any Topic that pertains to medieval or Renaissance
periods. (For example Golden Age Drama)ENGL 4390: 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. Credits: 3 Prereq: ENGL 2410 or ENGL 2420 and one ENGL course above 3299, or instructor permission; ENGL 2310 recommended. Not open to nondegree students.
Russ 3370 Russian Culture and Civilization
A historical view of Russia through its political, literary, musical, religious and philosophical development from the 10th to the 20th centuries.
Art 3760 Art History Seminar (3 credits) (Any topic that pertains to the Medieval or Renaissance periods, such as History of Prints)
Art 3770 History of Architecture to 1850 (3 credits)
A survey of the history, aesthetics, and technical developments in architecture from ancient times to the middle of the 19th century.
Art 4720 Women in Ancient and Medieval Art (3 credits)
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 4750 Late Roman and Byzantine Art History (3 credits)
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 4770 Early Medieval Art History (3 credits)
A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture of Western Europe from the time of the Migrations to 1150 A.D.
Art 4780 Late Medieval Art History (3 credits)
A study of painting, sculpture, and architectue of Western Europe from approximately 1150 A.D. to 1500 A.D.
Art 4810 Northern European Renaissance Art History (3 credits)
A study of painting, sculpture and architecture during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries in France, the Low Countries, Germany, Spain, and England.
Art 4830 Italian Renaissance Art History (3 credits)
A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.
Art 4930 Special Topics in Art History: Any topic that pertains to Medieval or Renaissance painting, sculture, and/or architecture. (1-3 credits) (Such as: Michelangelo, Rome.)
Mus 4540 Renaissance Music Literature (3 credits)
This course is intended for music majors who wish to undertake a comprehensive survey of music literature c. 1350-1600.
Thea 4010 Advanced Projects in Theater - Shakespeare Festival Internship (1-3 credits)
Thea 4020 Advanced Projects in Theater - Shakespeare Festival Internship (1-3 credits)
Internship with the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival.
Hist 4530 The Age of the Renaissance-Reformation (3 credits)
A study of the politics and economics of the 15th and 16th centuries as well as the achievement of Renaissance culture and the emergence of the Protestant churches and Trentine Catholicism.
Hist 4540 Medieval Europe (3 credits)
An examination of medieval European history with emphasis upon social and economic developments.
Hist 4610 Tudor and Stuart England (3 credits)
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 formulation of the new institutions foreshadowing those of our world today.
Hist 4910 Topics in History: Any topic that pertains to medieval or Renaissance history (Such as: The Crusades, The Black Death and the Inquisition, Medieval History in the Movies, Medieval Women) (3 credits)
Philosophy and Religion
Phil 3500 Problems in Philosophy: Any topic that pertains to medieval or Renaissance philosophy (3 credits)
Reli 3170 History of Christianity (3 credits)
The development of Christian thought from the beginnings of Christianity through the Reformation.
Reli 3200 Islam (3 credits)
A study of history, beliefs, and practices of Islam, including both Sunni and Shi'i traditions as well as the role of Sufism and contemporary movements.
Reli 3500 Special Topics in Religion: Any topic that pertains to religion during the Middle Ages or Renaissance (3 credits)