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Medieval & Renaissance Studies Minor

Minor Overview

21 credits

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor offers students interested in these periods the opportunity to pursue a multidisciplinary course of study through the three core perspectives of history, literature, and philosophy. Required courses may also be counted, with some important limitations, toward major and general education requirements. Qualified students from all academic disciplines are welcome to explore the minor program. Successful completion of the minor will enhance awareness of disciplinary perspectives and the skills to integrate them in meaningful interdisciplinary ways.

General Goals

  • The minor promotes multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies of the period from later Antiquity to the middle of the seventeenth century.
  • The minor seeks to advance the study of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by offering an environment for academic exchange.
  • The minor organizes, sponsors, and co-sponsors seminars to assist students, faculty, and the larger community in acquiring a deeper understanding of issues rooted in the past that continue to resonate in our contemporary world. These seminars consist of presentations, colloquia, and conferences open to all.
Course descriptions

For more information contact:

John Kerr, Ph.D., Supervisor
English Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1463
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1673