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Medieval and Renaissance Courses

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program offers a number of courses, either of its own or through cross-listings with other Departments and Programs. Listed below are courses offered on a regular basis that satisfy the undergraduate Certificate requirements.

In addition, a wide variety of other CAS offerings may be used to satisfy the Certificate and Major requirements. Please consult the School of Arts and Sciences course listings Web site each semester for a complete listing of courses available in any given term:

For the undergraduate certificate, courses should be divided from at least 3 different departments.

  • M= Satisfies Medieval Requirement
  • R= Satisfies Renaissance Requirement
  • M/R= Satisfies Medieval or Renaissance Requirement

Classics (CLASS)

0010      Greek Civilization
0020      Roman Civilization
0030      Mythology in the Ancient World
0100      Masterpieces Greek and Roman Literature
0300      History of Ancient Philosophy
0330      Myth and Science
1022      The Augustan Age
1130      Classical Mythology and Literature
1210      Greek History
1220      Roman History
1430      Origins of  Christianity
1432      Varieties of Early Christianity

English Literature (ENGL LIT)

0580      Introduction to Shakespeare-R
0597      Bible as Literature
0644      Myth and Folktale
1100      Medieval Imagination-M
1103      Introduction to Old English
1105      Middle English Literature-M
1115      Chaucer-M
1125      Renaissance in England-R
1126      Advanced Shakespeare-R
1135      Early Modern Literatures in English-R
1551      History of the English Language
1570      Myth and Folktale
2126      Shakespeare-R
3590      History Of The Book

History of Art and Architecture (HA&A)

0050      Introduction to Medieval Art-M
0070      European Visl Tradtn Renasnc-Present
0150      Ancient Art
0210      Medieval Painting-M
0221      Medieval Architecture-M
0240      Medieval Artist Patronage-M
0302      Renaissance Art-R
0310      Northern Renaissance Art-R
1010      Approaches to Art History
1100      Special Topics—Ancient
1210      Medieval Iconography-M
1215      Medieval Manuscript Illumination-M
1220      Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture
1230      Early Medieval Art-M
1235      English Medieval Architecture-M
1240      Romanesque Architecture
1250      Gothic Architecture
1255      Gothic Art
1258      Italian Gothic Art
1304      16th Century Italian Painting-R
1305      Early Renaissance Architecture-R
1306      High Renaissance Architecture-R
1308      Italian 17th Century Painting-R

French (FR)

1010      Medieval & Renaissance Topics-M/R
1040      French Language Past and Present
1054      Special Topics
2100      Readings in Middle Early Modern French-M

German (GER)

1500      Germanic Myths Legends and Sagas
1502      Indo-European Folktales

Greek

0011      Beginning Ancient Greek 1
0021      Beginning Ancient Greek 2
0210      Intermediate Greek
0220      Intermediate Greek Verse
1021      Beginning Ancient Greek 2

History (HIST)

0089      Magic, Medicine and Science-R
0100      Western Civilization I
1021      Anglo-Dutch Achievement 1550-1750-R
1110      Medieval History I-M
1111      Medieval History II-M
1112      The Medieval World-M
1121      Tudor England-R
1122      Stuart England-R
1114      Time of Troubles, 1275-1525-M
1116      Introduction to the Renaissance-R
1117      Renaissance and Reformation Europe-R
1120      British Isles
1148      History of Political Thought
1190      Medieval Government and Society-M
1191      English Origins of American Law
1760      Medieval Jewish Civilization-M
1775      Origins of Christianity
1776      Varieties of Early Christianity
1781      Roman History
1783      Greek History
2121      Anglo-Dutch Achievement-R

History and Philosophy of Science (HPS)

0427      Myth and Science
0515      Magic, Medicine and Science-R
1531      Man & Cosmos in the Renaissance-R
2555      Aristotle’s Concept of Natural Science
2567      William Harvey’s Natural Philosophy-R

Italian (ITAL)

0060      Literary Italian 1
0080      Italian Culture Heritage 1-M/R
1061      Dante 1-M/R
1062      Dante 2-M/R

1063      Petrarch and Boccaccio-M/R
1066      Epic Poetry-R
1081      Dante's Divine Comedy–M/R
1082      Italian Renaissance Literature-R
1085      Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio-M/R
2302      Theater of the Renaissance-R
2801      History of the Italian Language

Jewish Studies (JS)

1210      Classical Judaism
1220      Medieval Jewish Civilization-M

Latin

0011      Beginning Latin 1
0020      Beginning Latin 1
0021      Beginning Latin 2
0130      Medieval Latin
0220      Intermediate Latin Verse
1021      Beginning Latin 2
1302      Latin Authors 2
1303      Latin Authors 2: Writing Practicum
1540      Early Medieval Latin Literature-M

Linguistics (LING)

0221      Irish Gaelic 1
0222      Irish Gaelic 2
0223      Irish Gaelic 3
0224      Irish Gaelic 4

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program (M&RST)

0025      Inquisitions
0070      Medieval Artistic Patronage-M
1001      Medieval World-M     
1002      Introduction to the Renaissance-R
1003      Marie de France-M
1010      Man & the Cosmos in the Renaissance-R
1011      Medieval Narrative Epic & Romance-M
1019      The Middle Ages: A Living Legacy-M
1022      Medieval Latin-M
1052      Arthurian Legend and Cultural Change
1076      Palaeography
1200      Special Topics

Music

0211      Introduction to Western Art Music
0222      History of Western Music to 1750
1222      History & Analysis of Western Music, 800-1475-M
1224      Later Renaissance and Baroque-R
2131      Introduction to Historical Musicology

Philosophy (PHIL)

0200      History of Ancient Philosophy
1080      Medieval Philosophy-M
1090      Topics in Medieval Philosophy-M

Religious Studies (RELGST)

0083      Mythology in the Ancient World
0305      Classics in Christian Thought
0115      Bible as Literature
1120      Origins of Christianity
0455      Introduction into Islamic Civilization
1105      Middle English Literature-M
1120      Origins of Christianity
1130      Varieties of Early Christianity
1135      Orthodox Christianity
1144      Classical Mythology & Literature
1210      Classical Judaism
1220      Medieval Jewish Civilization-M
1230      Ashkenazi Jewry-Medieval-M
1240      Sephardi Jewry-Medieval Period-M
1320      Medieval History I-M
1330      Medieval History II-M
1342      Religious Issues of the Reformation-R
1360      Intro to the Renaissance-R
1362      Man & Cosmos in the Renaissance-R
2327      Medieval Judiasm-M

Spanish (SPAN)

1801      Don Quijote and the Novel

Theatre Arts (THEA)

0850      Introduction to Shakespeare-R
1352      Medieval Theatre-M
1353      Continental Renaissance Theatre-R
1354      English Theatre: 1558-1642-R