Approved 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 offerings may be used to satisfy the certificate requirements. Please contact the Program Director for permission to use a course not listed here for fulfilment of Medieval and Renaissanse Studies requirements.

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

Africana Studies (AFRCNA)

0318      History of Africa Before 1800
0586      Early African Civilizations - M

Anthropology (ANTH)

0534      Prehistoric Foundation of European Civilization
0536      Mesoamerica Before Cortez - M

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
1250      Law & Society in Greece & Rome
1430      Origins of  Christianity
1432      Varieties of Early Christianity

English Literature (ENGLIT)

0580      Introduction to Shakespeare-R
0597      Bible as Literature
0644      Myth and Folktale
1010      Magical Nature Before the Modern World
1100      Medieval Imagination-M
1101      Invention of English-M
1103      Introduction to Old English
1106      Middle English Literature-M
1115      Chaucer-M
1125      Masterpieces of Renaissance Literature-R
1126      Advanced Shakespeare-R
1128      Shakespeare's Sexualities-R
1135      Literature, Media, and Science in the Age of Shakespeare-R
1552      History of the English Language
1570      Myth and Folktale
2101      Medieval Imagination-M
2104      Medieval Book of Weird-M
2126      Shakespeare-R
2131      Shakespeare, Gender, and Sexuality-R
2136      Literature, Media, and Science in the Age of Shakespeare-R
2569      History Of The Book

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 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
0220      The Medieval Book-M
0221      Medieval Architecture-M
0240      The Medieval Patron-M
0302      Renaissance Art-R
0310      Northern Renaissance Art-R
0620      Art of China
0715      Islamic Architecture-M
0730      Islamic Art-M
0905      Architecture of the Pre-Modern World: A Global Perspective on Bodies, Buildings, and Imaginations-M/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
1692      Buddhism Civilization Along the Silk Road-M
2200      Special Topics-Medieval-M
2231      Early Medieval Art-M
2232      Pagans and Christians: The Early Middle Ages-M
2240      Romans After Rome-M
2300      Special Topics-Renaissance-R

History (HIST)

0089      Magic, Medicine and Science-R
0100      Western Civilization I
0125      Religions of the West
0139      Viking Age Scandinavia-M
0140      The History of the Book-M
0201      The Baltic Sea: From the Vikings to Post-Soviet Re-union
0400      East Asian Civilization to 1800-M
0752      Empires of the Steppe: Eurasia from the Mongols to the Soviet Union
0753      Rise of Islam: 500-1200 CE-M
0795      History of Africa Before 1800
1021      Anglo-Dutch Achievement 1550-1750-R
1060      The Global History of Piracy
1110      Medieval History 1-M
1111      Medieval History 2-M
1112      The Medieval World-M 
1114      Medieval Spain-M
1114      Time of Troubles, 1275-1525-M
1116      Introduction to the Renaissance-R
1117      Renaissance and Reformation Europe-R
1120      British Isles
1121      Tudor England-R
1122      Stuart England-R
1144      The Portuguese Empire and Early Modern Globalization-R
1148      History of Political Thought
1190      Medieval Government and Society-M
1191      English Origins of American Law
1197      Black Death: Plague and History-M
1225      Balkan History from the Ottomans to the Yugoslav Collapse
1422      Late Imperial China-M
1431      History of Japan to 1868-R
1437      The World of the Sword: Exploring the Samurai
1482      Buddhism Along the Silk Road-M
1753      The Ottoman Empire (1300-1923)
1760      Jews and Judaism in the Medieval World-M
1768      Christians Muslims Jews in the Middle Ages: Connection and Conflict-M
1775      Origins of Christianity
1776      Varieties of Early Christianity
1781      Roman History
1783      Greek History
2121      Anglo-Dutch Achievement-R
2721      Atlantic History to 1800: Readings-R

History and Philosophy of Science (HPS)

0427      Myth and Science
0430      Gallileo and Creation of Modern Science-R
0515      Magic, Medicine and Science-R
1508      Classics in History of Science
1531      Man & Cosmos in the Renaissance-R
2533      Descartes-R
2540      Locke and Leibniz-R
2555      Aristotle’s Concept of Natural Science
2567      William Harvey’s Natural Philosophy-R

Italian (ITAL)

0060      Literary Italian 1
0080      Renaissance Italy-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
2315      Renaissance Humaism-R
2410      Settecento
2801      History of the Italian Language

Jewish Studies (JS)

1210      Jews and Judaism in the Ancient World
1220      Jews and Judaism in the Medieval World-M
1227      Medieval Spain-M
1644      Christians Muslims Jews in the Middle Ages: Connection and Conflict-M
1762      The Guide to the Perplexed-M

Latin

0011      Beginning Latin 1
0020      Beginning Latin 1
0021      Beginning Latin 2
0101      Beginning Latin 1
0102      Beginning Latin 2
0130      Medieval Latin
0220      Intermediate Latin Verse
1021      Beginning Latin 2
1032      Medieval Latin Authors 2-M
1033      Medieval Latin Authors 2: Writing Practicum-M
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
9999      Medieval and Renaissance Studies Adv Transfer Equivalency-M/R

Music

0211      Introduction to Western Art Music
0222      History of Western Music to 1750
0672      Chamber Music-R
1222      History & Analysis of Western Music, 800-1475-M
1224      Later Renaissance and Baroque-R
2131      Introduction to Musicology

Philosophy (PHIL)

0200      History of Ancient Philosophy
0202      History of Ancient Philosophy: Writing Practicum
1080      Medieval Philosophy-M
1090      Topics in Medieval Philosophy-M
1600      Philosophy & Rise Modern Science
1762      The Guide of the Perplexed-M
2120      Spinoza-R
2130      Leibniz-R
2533      Descartes-R
2547      Aristotle's Philosophy of Science-M

Religious Studies (RELGST)

0083      Mythology in the Ancient World
0105      Religions of the West
0115      Bible as Literature
0305      Classics in Christian Thought
0454      Rise of Islam: 500-1200 CE-M
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      Jews and Judaism in the Ancient World
1220      Jews and Judaism in the Medieval World-M
1230      Ashkenazi Jewry-Medieval-M
1240      Jews and the City-M
1320      Medieval History 1-M
1330      Medieval History 2-M
1335      Medieval Spain-M
1342      Religious Issues of the Reformation-R
1360      Intro to the Renaissance-R
1362      Man & Cosmos in the Renaissance-R
1520      Buddhism Along the Silk Road-M
1540      Saints East and West-M
1644      Christians Muslims Jews in the Middle Ages: Connection and Conflict-M
1762      The Guide of the Perplexed-M
2327      Medieval Judiasm-M

Russian (RUSS)

0090      Russian Fairy Tales
0850      Early Russian Culture
2700      Medieval Rus'

Slavic (SLAV)

1135      Orthodox Christianity
2210      Old Church Slavic-M

Spanish (SPAN)

1470      The Incas: Andean Indigenous Peoples and Spanish Colonial Rule
1801      Don Quijote and the Novel
2404      Pre-Columbian Topics-M
2410      Discovery and Conquest-R
2634      Baroque Topics-R
2635      Seminar: Baroque-R

Swedish (SWE)

1615      Sweden - From Vikings to Now

Theatre Arts (THEA)

0850      Introduction to Shakespeare-R
1341      World Theatre: 500 BCE to 1640
1342      World Theatre: 1640 to 1890
1352      Medieval Theatre-M
1353      Continental Renaissance Theatre-R
1354      English Theatre: 1558-1642-R
1501      Shakespeare Acting
2205      World Theatre: 500 BCE to 1640
2206      World Theatre: 1640 to 1890