The medieval and renaissance studies minor is a great choice for undergraduate students wishing to get a broad understanding of Western civilization while adding unique historical analysis skills to their academic experience. Any student may elect to enroll in the minor program, regardless of his or her major program of study.
To complete the minor, students must complete 18 credit hours, which must include courses from at least two departments. Of these credits, 12 must be earned in courses numbered 300 or above. A list of courses offered that may be used to fulfill minor requirements are below.
Acceptable courses for fulfilling the minor requirements are listed in two groups: Group A (courses with a predominantly medieval and/or renaissance content) and Group B (courses of an auxiliary nature). At least 12 credits must be chosen from Group A.
In addition, several of the departments have courses relating to individual authors, artists, themes, etc., as well as independent study courses. Such courses, where appropriate, may be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor.
Students who minor in medieval and renaissance studies may include a maximum of six credits from courses in their major department. Such credits must be in addition to those used to fulfill the requirements of the major. Courses should be chosen with the approval of the medieval and renaissance studies advisor.