Students wishing to earn a minor in Renaissance and Medieval studies must complete:
- Core course: HIST 110b (The Civilization of the High and Late Middle Ages) or HIST 123a (The Renaissance).
- Students in the program must complete the university language requirement in one of the following: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Latin, Greek, Russian, Arabic, or Hebrew.
- In order to promote an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, three courses, each from a different area of study, must be chosen from the MERS elective course listing. Two semesters of MUS 80 (a or b) may fulfill one elective course.
- Capstone: In addition to the core history course and electives, students choose one of the three options for fulfilling the capstone of the minor:
- The completion of an independent study on a medieval or Renaissance topic (MEVL 98a or b) with one or more members of the program faculty.
- A senior thesis in the student’s major, with an emphasis on some aspect of medieval or Renaissance studies, read by at least two faculty members in the program.
- MERS colloquium. These are medieval and Renaissance program electives that are either (a) seminar classes with a research paper, or (b) taught in a foreign language and/or use predominantly original foreign language texts.
- No grade below a C will be given credit toward the minor.
- No course taken pass/fail may count toward the major requirements
For complete information, see Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program in the University Bulletin.