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Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Studies

Director: Patterson and Powell

Advisory Board: Burr, DeTurk, Grimes, Krahmer, Lewin, Shannon, St. Amour

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/GER or major requirements, including Integrative Learning courses where appropriate. Participants choose a minimum of six courses from those listed below, with at least one from each group and no more than three from any one department. 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.

History Group

HIS 317

The Rise of the West, 400-1200

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 331

Tudor-Stuart England

HIS 339

The Mongol Empire, 1100-1500

HIS 382

Colloquium in European History

HIS 372

Directed Readings: The Italian Renaissance

Language, Literature and Fine Arts Group

ART 202

Early Christian and Medieval Art

ART 203

Architecture Renaissance Art and Architecture

ENG 301

Middle English Literature

ENG 302

Renaissance Non-Dramatic Literature

ENG 303

Renaissance Drama

ENG 401

Chaucer and the Medieval World

ENG 402

Shakespeare: Early Works

ENG 403

Shakespeare: Later Works

ENG 404

English, Irish, Anglophone Authors (with pre-1700 focus)

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 & Reformation

ITA 445

The Medici COurt: Poetry, Patronage and the Art of Power

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

Don Quijote

SPA 445

The Literary Age of Ignatius Loyola

Philosophy and Theology Group

PHL 360

THe Philosophy of God in Aquinas

PHL 410

Medieval Philosophy

PHL 412

The Philosophy of Aquinas

REL 241


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