Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Trinity University

 

The Program

The minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies is an interdisciplinary program with the following objectives: (a) discovery and re-examination of knowledge about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and (b) employment of a variety of methods of historical and theoretical analysis as models for such scholarship.
Completion of this program will be indicated on the student’s transcript with the notation "Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies."
Students interested in a Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor should submit an application to the Chair of the Committee, who will assign a faculty advisor to the student.
The requirements for a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies are as follows:

I. A total of 18 semester hours, including at least 12 hours from the Primary Curriculum and the remainder from the Supporting Curriculum (upon recommendation of the Chair of the Committee, a student may be permitted by the Dean of the Division to substitute one or more other appropriate courses).

II. At least 6 hours from the Primary Curriculum must be in Medieval courses and at least 6 hours from the Primary Curriculum must be in Renaissance courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take Engl 2306, Hist 1352, or both.

III. At least 9 semester hours of the total to be in upper division courses.

IV. No more than 6 semester hours from the Primary Curriculum and Supporting Curriculum to overlap with the student’s primary major.

V. No more than 12 semester hours from the Primary Curriculum and Supporting Curriculum to be taken in any one department.

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare themselves in Latin (and, if they wish to supplement their knowledge of Medieval and Renaissance literature in Latin, Greek as well) and at least one, or preferably two, modern European languages (normally German, French, Spanish, and/or Italian).

 

The Program Committee

Laura Agoston, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Art/Art History
John J. Martin, Ph.D., Professor, History
David L. Middleton, Ph.D., Professor, English
Richard G. Newhauser, Ph.D, Professor, English; Chair
David L. Rinear, Ph.D., Professor, Speech And Drama
Willis A. Salomon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English
Charles W. Talbot, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Art/Art History
Michael T. Ward, Ph.D., Associate Modern Languages And Literatures

The Curriculum

 

I. Primary Curriculum

M = counts toward the Medieval requirement
R = counts toward the Renaissance requirement
MR = counts toward either the Medieval or the Renaissance requirement

1. Arth 3332 - Medieval Art (M)
2. Arth 3340 - The Art of France, Germany, and the Netherlands, 1300-1550 (MR)
3. Arth 3341 - Early Renaissance Art in Italy (R)
4. Arth 3342 - High Renaissance Art and Mannerism in Italy (R)
5. Arth 3344 - Netherlandish Art in the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt (MR)
6. Engl 2306 - Medieval Imagination (M)
7. Engl 3346 - History of the English Language (MR)
8. Engl 3355 - Introduction to Old and Middle English Philology (M)
9. Engl 3356 - Readings in Old English Literature (M)
10. Engl 3357 - English Literature of the Late 14th Century (M)
11. Engl 3358 - Medieval and Early Renaissance Drama (MR)
12. Engl 3359 - Medieval Literature (M)
13. Engl 3360 - Shakespeare: The Comedies and the Histories (R)
14. Engl 3361 - Shakespeare: The Tragedies and Late Romances (R)
15. Engl 3362 - Early Modern British Literature, 1485-1603 (R)
16. Engl 3363 - Early Modern British Literature, 1603-1660 (R)
17. Engl 4301 - Geoffrey Chaucer (M)
18. Engl 4302 - Elizabethan and Jacobean Playwrights (R)
19. Engl 4320 - Studies in Early Modern British Literature (R)
20. Fren 4301 - Medieval French Literature (M)
21. Fren 4302 - Topics in French Literature of the Sixteenth Century (R)
22. Hist 1352 - Medieval Europe (M)
23. Hist 1360 - Medieval Islamic History, 570-1517 (M)
24. Hist 3351 - Culture and Society in Medieval Europe (M)
25. Hist 3353 - The Italian Renaissance, 1300-1563 (R)
26. Hist 3361 - The Arab Cultural Tradition (MR)
27. Span 4331 - Medieval Spanish Literature (M)
28. Span 4332 - Golden Age Poetry and Drama (R)
29. Span 4333 - Don Quixote (R)

II. Supporting Curriculum

1. Arth 1307 - Art History I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art
2. Arth 1308 - Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art
3. Arth 3330 - Art and Architecture in the Late Classical World
4. Arth 3345 - Spanish Colonial Art and Architecture in Mexico
5. Arth 3346 - The Arts of Colonial America
6. Clas 3304 - The Ancient Romance and Novel
7. Dram 2333 - History of Drama and Theatre I
8. Dram 2334 - History of Drama and Theatre II
9. Engl 2301 - British Literature: Epic to Romantic
10. Engl 4303 - Milton
11. Fren 3305 - Introduction to French Literature I
12. Fren 4303 - Topics in French Literature of the Seventeenth Century
13. Germ 3303 - German Civilization and Culture
14. Germ 3305 - Introduction to German Literature I
15. Grek 2303 - Readings in the New Testament
16. Hist 1354 - Early Modern Europe (1500-1815)
17. Hist 3317 - The Mediterranean World in the Hellenistic Age
18. Hist 3318 - The Roman Empire
19. Hist 3343 - North Africa from Rome to Islam
20. Hist 3354 - The Age of Reform, 1450-1650
21. Musc 3341 - Music History and Literature I
22. Plsi 3361 - Classical Political Thought
23. Reli 1340 - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
24. Reli 3341 - The Jewish Tradition
25. Reli 3342 - The Christian Tradition
26. Reli 3343 - The Islamic Tradition
27. Russ 3303 - Russian Culture
28. Russ 3305 - Introduction to Russian Literature I
29. Span 3311 - Spanish Civilization
30. Span 3331 - Introduction to Spanish Literature
31. Span 4301 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
32. Span 4341 - Literature of Colonial Spanish America

 

Contributing Faculty

1. LAURA AGOSTON, Art/Art History
2. JOAN BURTON, Classical Studies
3. DUANE COLTHARP, English
4. STACEY CONNELLY, Speech and Drama
5. FRANCISCO O. GARCIA-TRETO, Religion
6. DAVID W. LESCH, History
7. JOHN J. MARTIN, History
8. DAVID L. MIDDLETON, English
9. RICHARD G. NEWHAUSER, English
10. DAVID L. RINEAR, Speech and Drama
11. WILLIS A. SALOMON, English
12. SUSSAN SIAVOSHI, Political Science
13. MATTHEW D. STROUD, Modern Languages and Literatures
14. CHARLES W. TALBOT, Art History
15. MICHAEL T. WARD, Modern Languages and Literatures
16. COLIN M. WELLS, Classical Studies

 

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