Medieval/Renaissance Studies Minor

The minor in Medieval/Renaissance Studies is designed to help students understand and appreciate the thirteen centuries belonging to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through the disciplines of history, English and other European languages, art history, history of music, theatre, history of science, Middle Eastern studies, philosophy, and theology. Students explore the Medieval and Renaissance era and their crucial developments, from the invention of eye glasses to the printing by moveable type, from Gothic cathedrals to the discovery of America, from the birth of university to the development of all the modern European vernacular languages, from King Arthur and Robin Hood to Shakespeare's plays and Michelangelo's paintings and sculpture.

Minors Offered

Medieval/Renaissance Studies Minor

Other Information

All coursework taken for the Medieval/Renaissance Studies minor must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Contact

Martina Saltamacchia, PhD, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Director
msaltamacchia@unomaha.edu
402.554.4826

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Requirements

Undergraduate students seeking to minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies must complete at least 18 credit hours of coursework from at least three of the four following areas: 1) Fine and Performing Arts; 2) Literature and Language; 3) History; and 4) Philosophy and Religion. See below for a list of approved courses. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the upper-division (3000/4000) level.

Students must also demonstrate successful completion of two years of study at the college level, or its equivalent, of an approved foreign language, such as Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, or Latin.

Fine and Performing Arts

ART 3760ART HISTORY SEMINAR3
ART 3770HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE TO 18503
ART 4750LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE ART HISTORY3
ART 4770EARLY MEDIEVAL ART3
ART 4780LATE MEDIEVAL ART HISTORY3
ART 4810NORTHERN EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE ART HISTORY3
ART 4830ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART HISTORY3
ART 4850BAROQUE AND ROCOCO ART HISTORY3
ART 4930SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART HISTORY3
MUS 4540RENAISSANCE MUSIC LITERATURE3
THEA 4010ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE: INDEPENDENT STUDY1-3
THEA 4020ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE1-3

Literature and Language

ENGL 2310INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH LITERATURE I3
ENGL 2510LITERATURE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: MIDDLE AGES TO ENLIGHTENMENT3
ENGL 3280IRISH LITERATURE I3
ENGL 3400JUNIOR TOPICS IN BRITISH/IRISH/ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE3
ENGL 4310MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE3
ENGL 4320CHAUCER3
ENGL 4340SHAKESPEARE3
ENGL 4350SHAKESPEARE'S CONTEMPORARIES3
ENGL 436017TH CENTURY LITERATURE3
ENGL 4390MEDIEVAL CELTIC LITERATURE3
ENGL 4620HISTORY OF ENGLISH3
ENGL/WGST 4960TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE3
FREN 3150INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE II3
RUSS 3370/HIST 2710RUSSIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION3
RUSS 3050WOMEN IN RUSSIAN SOCIETY & CULTURE: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE3
SPAN 3170SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE I3
SPAN 4950PRO-SEMINAR: LITERATURE AND/OR FILM (Topic: Medieval and Golden Age)3
SPAN 4960PRO-SEMINAR: CULTURE AND SOCIETY3

History

HIST 4510INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE: FRENCH REVOLUTION TO PRESENT3
HIST 4530THE AGE OF THE RENAISSANCE-REFORMATION3
HIST 4540MEDIEVAL EUROPE3
HIST 4610TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND3
HIST 4910TOPICS IN HISTORY3

Philosophy and Religion

PHIL 3500PROBLEMS IN PHILOSOPHY3
PSCI 4320EARLY MODERN POLITICAL THEORY3
RELI 3060RELIGIONS OF THE WEST3
RELI 3170HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY THROUGH THE 16TH CENTURY REFORMATION3
RELI 3200ISLAM3
RELI 3500SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION3

No more than 3 credits of independent study, directed readings, or internships may be applied toward the minor, and such study is subject to approval by the program director.