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Minoring in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

A minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies consists of 21 credit hours.  In terms of distribution, minors must take one course from each of the four Medieval and Renaissance Studies groups listed below, and out of those four, three must be at the 300- or 400-level.  For the remaining three electives, also selected from the groups below, two must be at the 300- or 400-level.  Students may petition the [[schage, Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies]] to include non-listed courses in their minor, such as new departmental offerings.  For more information, please see the William & Mary Course Catalog.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Groups
1 - Historical Context

HIST 240 The Crusades HIST 355 Europe in the Middle Ages I (to 1000)
HIST 356 Europe in the Middle Ages II (post-1000)
HIST 358 The European Renaissance
HIST 359 The Reformation in Western Europe*
HIST 387 England Under the Tudors and Stuarts
HIST 388 England Under the Tudors and Stuarts

2 - Art History and Music

(all are four-credit courses)
ARTH 351 Medieval Architecture
ARTH 352 Medieval Figure Arts
ARTH 353 Early Christian & Byzantine Art
ARTH 360 Italian Renaissance Art, 1250-1600
ARTH 362 Northern Renaissance Art, 1300-1600
ARTH 363 Baroque Art, 1600-1750
ARTH 364 Renaissance & Baroque Architecture and Town Planning
ARTH 365 Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting
MUS 381 Medieval & Renaissance Music

3 - Language and Literature

ENG 203 British Literature I
ENG 205 An Introduction to Shakespeare
ENG 303 History of the English Language
ENG 314 Old English
ENG 315 Beowulf
ENG 322 Medieval Literature
ENG 323 English Renaissance
ENG 324 The Early Seventeenth Century
ENG 420 Chaucer
ENG 421 Shakespeare
ENG 422 Shakespeare
ENG 426 Milton
ENG 429 English and Renaissance Drama
ENG 434 Arthurian Literature
ENG 435 Epic and Romance
FR 316 Middle Ages
FR 318 Renaissance
FR 321 Early Modern French Theater
FR 322 Comedy & Humor in Early Modern France
FR 332 Topics in Early Modern Literature and Culture
FR 410 French Philology
GER 301 German Literature from the Beginning to 1700
HS 374 Knights, Witches, and Savages: Introduction to Early Modern Hispanic Culture HS 401 Medieval Spanish Literature
HS 402 Cervantes
HS 403 Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
HS 482 Love & Prostitution in Medieval Spain
HS 486 Spanish Language, Epic and Nationalism
ITAL 301 Italian Literature from the Beginning to the 17th Century
ITAL 309 Dante & the Medieval Tradition
ITAL 312 Italian Renaissance Literature in Translation
LAT 310 Medieval Latin

4 - Religion and Philosophy

PHIL 332 Medieval Philosophy
REL 210 Introduction to the History of Christianity
REL 211 Introduction to the History of Jewish Thought
REL 212 Introduction to Islam
REL 328 Midrash: Jewish Interpretation of Scriptures
REL 329 The Rabbinic Mind
REL 331 The World of Early Christianity
REL 332 Religion and Society in the Medieval West
REL 333 Knowledge and Belief: Origen to Ockham
REL 334 The Protestant and Catholic Reformations*
REL 339 Midrash: Jewish Interpretation of Scriptures

* Students may count either HIST 359, The Reformation in Western Europe, or REL 334, The Protestant and Catolic Reformations, but not both, toward a Medieval and Renaissance Studies major or minor.