Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 University Bulletin

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor


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This minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The program reflects the nature of knowledge during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a period in which theologians wrote poetry, poets studied philosophy, philosophers pursued scientific truths, and scientists produced works of art. We offer a set of related courses that explore not only the Medieval and Renaissance periods, but also the classical origins of those periods and the global contexts in which they took place. Please contact Mickey Sweeney with any questions or advising issues: msweeney@dom.edu 

Minor Requirements:

Six courses (19-21 credit hours) chosen in conference with advisor:

Required Courses:


Foundation Course (recommended as first course in the minor):

  • ENGL 306  - Medieval Literature (Fall)

Three Area Courses:

  • Three courses selected from approved offerings of three different departments. See below for list of approved courses from Art History, English, French, History, Italian, Political Science, and Theology.

Two courses from approved list of elective courses or designated areas

Additional Requirements:


  • Minors must complete an integrative project either through intensifying an approved course or by enrolling in MRST 395 or 495. The capstone project or intensification will count toward the elective credits. 

  • Students must take 13 credits, including the foundation, at Dominican University or in an approved study abroad program. 

  • Students must take classes in at least three departments. 

  • At least one class must be taken above the 300 level. 

  • Students must maintain a C- average in all courses that count toward the minor. 

  • Students may not take courses that count towards the minor on a satisfactory/fail basis. 

Additional Information


  • Students may petition the Medieval and Renaissance studies director to waive the foundation course if they can demonstrate satisfactory completion of substantively equivalent college-level material. 

  • Students may petition the Medieval and Renaissance studies director to consider credit for additional classes; this may include relevant directed and independent studies. 

  • Study abroad programs may count for credit toward the minor depending on which options students select. Students should consult with the study abroad director and director of Medieval and Renaissance studies before the Study Abroad program commences so that it can be approved.  

MRST 395  Independent Undergraduate Research or Creative Investigation

MRST 495  Independent Undergraduate Research or Creative Investigation

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