Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor

Total Units Required: 18

The Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies exposes students to the art, architecture, literature, philosophy, religion, and history of Europe from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to early modernity. This thousand-year period, characterized by both the loss and preservation of classical traditions and violent interactions between pagans, Christians, Jews, and Muslims, led to innovative approaches to knowledge and the arts and fundamentally shaped today’s world. The minor is a natural complement to majors in art history, history, English, and foreign languages.