Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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Degrees: Certificate in Medieval Studies
Overview: The certificate in medieval studies gives students the opportunity to study the Middle Ages through the lenses of art history, literature, history, philosophy, political science, and theology. Students completing the certificate in medieval studies seek to broaden their knowledge of the medieval period by engaging in a multidisciplinary approach to the study of this pivotal period in history. The certificate provides an excellent complement to a variety of majors within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Curriculum: Students complete 21 credit hours of course work, including an introductory course, courses in specific disciplines, and a capstone course. The capstone course, entitled "Medieval Synthesis", gives students the opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary research paper with a member of the faculty. By the end of their studies, students are required to demonstrate proficiency in Latin through the intermediate level.
About the Faculty: The renowned faculty of the Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies come from many different departments on campus such as English, philosophy, theological studies, history, and fine and performing arts. The combined resources of the associated faculty allow students to engage their interests in the best way.