Graduate Concentration in Medieval Studies
The Center offers a graduate concentration in Medieval Studies which allows students enrolled in Humanities graduate degree programs to acquire an interdisciplinary understanding of their chosen fields. The Medieval Studies Concentration helps to broaden the student's intellectual vista, exposing him or her to the methodologies, practices, and perspectives of other allied disciplines. In addition, the Medieval Studies Concentration can provide a powerful advantage to students as they pursue additional studies or professional positions.
All students must take MR-A500 Intellectual Foundations of the Medieval World, which is offered every Fall semester. In addition, students must complete six hours of graduate course work in disciplines other than their own. Students should enroll in these courses under the MR crosslisted rubric.
MR-A500 Intellectual Foundations of the Medieval World (3) An examination and exploration of scholarly investigations into the intellectual, cultural, historical, diplomatic, educational, and religious life of the Medieval world. Students will receive instruction from an array of faculty experts who will introduce to them their respective disciplines. They will emerge with a better understanding of and appreciation for the diverse tools and approaches used by scholars to investigate the Medieval past.
Graduate students who wish to enroll in the Medieval Studies Concentration program should obtain a petition form in the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Office (Humanities Building 140).
Undergraduate Minor in Medieval Studies
Program Description: The certificate calls for a total of 21 hours of undergraduate credit, consisting of a one-credit introductory course, a three-credit Latin component, five three-credit courses in various disciplines, and a two-credit capstone course. In schematic display, the requirements are as follows:
|MDRN-A200||Introduction to Medieval Studies||1 credit|
|LATN-A210||Intermediate Latin (or higher)||3 credits|
|One three-credit course chosen from each of five of the following six disciplines (15 credits in all):|
|ARTH-XXX||Medieval Art History||3 credits|
|XXXX-XXX||Medieval Literature||3 credits|
|HIST-XXX||Medieval History||3 credits|
|PHIL-XXX||Medieval Philosophy||3 credits|
|POLS-XXX||Medieval Political Science||3 credits|
|MDRN-400||Medieval Synthesis||2 credits|
|MDRN-200:||Introduction to Medieval Studies is a one-credit course in which the student will attend a variety of lectures by mediveval scholars in different disciplines.|
Latin Language:Competence in Latin through the intermediate level is required of all candidates.
|LATN-210:||Intermediate Latin||offered every Fall|
|LATN-410:||Introduction to Post-Classical Latin||offered every other Fall|
|LATN-411:||Medieval Latin Readings I||offered every other Spring|
|LATN-412:||Medieval Latin Readings II||offered every other Spring|
Medieval Art History:This elective can be chosen from among the following:
|ARTH-240:||Medieval Art Survey||offered periodically|
|ARTH-340:||Romanesque Art||offered periodically|
|ARTH-341:||Gothic Art||offered periodically|
|ARTH-441:||Medieval Women and Art||offered periodically|
Medieval Literature:This elective can be chosen from among various offerings from the departments of English and Modern and Classical Languages.
|ENGL-422 to-429:||A number of term-length courses on English medieval literature||alternate years|
|SPAN-441:||Spanish Literary Culture||offered periodically|
|FREN-493:||Special Topics||offered occasionally|
|GERM-493:||Special Topics||offered occasionally|
|ITAL-493:||Special Topics||offered occasionally|
|RUSS-493:||Special Topics||offered occasionally|
|SPAN-493:||Special Topics||offered occasionally|
Medieval History:This elective can be chosen from among the following:
|HIST-303:||Byzantine History||alternate years|
|HIST-304:||The Middle Ages to 1100||alternate years|
|HIST-305:||The Middle Ages 1100-1440||alternate years|
|HIST-306:||The Crusades||alternate years|
|PHIL-440:||History of Medieval Philosophies||offered every spring|
Medieval Political Science:
|POLS-371:||Ancient & Medieval Classics in Political Thought||alternate years|
|THEO-220:||Special Topics/Historical Theology||alternate years|
|THEO-320:||Special Topics/Historical Theology||alternate years|
|THEO-434:||Medieval Church History||alternate years|
|MDRN-400: Medieval Synthesis, the proposed capstone course, offered each semester, is a 2-credit course requiring the candidate to write a research paper 35 pages in length on a medieval topic approached from an interdisciplinary point of view, written with the guidance of a member of the CMRS Affiliated Faculty.|