College of Arts & Sciences

Medieval and Renaissance Studies


The Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Studies program includes courses offered by the departments of History, Fine and Performing Arts, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science and Theology. Courses taken to satisfy requirements of this program may also serve to satisfy GEP or major requirements, including Integrative Learning courses where appropriate. Participants choose a minimum of six courses from those listed below, with at least two from each group. Courses taken from the History Group must include either HIS 330, HIS 317 or HIS 318. Substitutions may be approved upon request to the directors. Students who successfully complete the program requirements earn a Minor in Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Studies.



HIS 317  The Medieval Experience, 500-1400 
HIS 318  The Italian Renaissance, 1000-1500 
HIS 319  Revolutions, 1517-1648: Religious, Social, and Scientific 
HIS 330  England from Danes to Tudors: 700-1485 
HIS 372  Seminar in European History (with appropriate focus) 
HIS 372  Directed Readings: The Italian Renaissance


ART 202 Late Antique and Medieval Art
ART 203 Renaissance Art and Architecture
ENG 301 Middle English Literature
ENG 401 Chaucer and the Medieval World
ENG 302 Renaissance Non-Dramatic Literature
ENG 303 Renaissance Drama
ENG 404 English, Irish, Anglophone Authors (with pre-1700 focus)
ENG 402 Shakespeare: Early Works
ENG 403 Late Works of Shakespeare
FRE 330 France: Medieval to Early Modern
FRE 421 Love and Desire in Medieval French Literature
GRM 401 Medieval German Literature
ITA 315 Italy through Art
ITA 380 Italian Journeys
ITA 425 The Artist and the Madman in the Renaissance and Reformation
ITA 460 Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio and the Dawn of the Renaissance
SPA 441 Love, Courtship and Violence in Medieval Literature
SPA 442 Passions of the Heart and the Soul in Imperial Spain
SPA 443 Staging Gender, Sexuality and Social Conflict in Spain’s Golden Age
SPA 444 Heroes, Villains, Rogues and Saints in Don Quijote
SPA 445 The Literary Age of Ignatius Loyola



PHL 410 Medieval Philosophy
PHL 412 The Philososphy of Aquinas
POL 301 Classical and Medieval Political Thought
REL 241 Islam
THE 335 Gender and Christian Spirituality
REL 335 Christian Origins
THE 333 Knowledge and Love of God in the Middle Ages
THE 334 16th Century Protestant and Catholic Debates