Graduate Certificate of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Major: MRSTCMR
Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GA
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/humanities/

Program Information

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  1. A total of eighteen (18) hours in courses approved for graduate credit in accordance with the policies of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.
  2. Nine (9) credits hours from the list of "Approved Medieval and Renaissance Courses" must be taken in the student's home department. These credit hours may also count towards the student's graduate degree. In cases where the student's home department does not offer a sufficient number of Medieval and Renaissance courses, the student may develop an alternative course of study with the approval of the Program Director.
  3. Nine (9) credits hours from the list of "Approved Medieval and Renaissance Courses" must be taken outside of the student's home department. These credits must be distributed as follows: three (3) credits from the list of courses designated by the program as "History and Culture Courses"; three (3) credits from the list of courses designated by the program as "Textual Studies Courses"; three (3) credits from the list of courses designated by the program as "Arts and Music Courses." Substitutions must be approved by the Program Director.
  4. Attendance at lectures and participation in workshops conducted each semester by visiting faculty selected by the Graduate Programs Committee.
  5. Student must demonstrate reading knowledge at the M.A. level in one of the following: Latin, Greek, French, Italian, Hebrew, German, Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic. Reading knowledge in other languages may be used to fulfill this requirement at the discretion of the Program Director. Reading knowledge may be demonstrated either by taking a language exam or by earning a "B" or above in a graduate level language course. Fulfillment of this requirement may overlap with the completion of a language requirement in the student's home department.
  6. At least six (6) hours must be at the 600 level.
  7. A single course may fulfill more than one of these requirements.
  8. Independent Studies may not count towards the full-fillment of these requirements.
  9. 5OO-level courses taken for undergraduate credit may not count towards the fulfillment of these requirements. As is standard practice, those students enrolled in 5OO-level courses for credit towards the certificate must complete the requirements for graduate-level work specified by the instructor.
  10. Coursework towards the Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies may count towards the student's graduate degree.

Curriculum

History and Culture

HIST 551    Studies in Medieval History

HIST 555    English Medieval History, 1066-1500

HIST 571    The Renaissance

HIST 572    The Age of Reformation

HIST 575    Tudor England, 1485-1603

HIST 591    Civilizations of Ancient and Medieval India

HIST 651    Studies in Medieval History

HIST 662    Seminar in Early Modern European History

HUM 592    Perspectives on Medieval Culture

HUM 593    Perspectives on Early Modern Culture

Textual Studies

ENG 515    Introduction to Old English

ENG 523    History of the English Language

ENG 541    Studies in Old and Middle English Literature

ENG 542    Studies in Tudor and Elizabethan Literature

ENG 561    Chaucer

ENG 562    Shakespeare

ENG 563    Milton

ENG 591    History of Criticism: Plato to the New Criticism

ENG 624    Old and Middle English language and Literature

ENG 631    Renaissance Drama

ENG 632    Shakespeare

ENG 633    Sixteenth Century Poetry and Prose

ENG 634    Seventeenth Century Poetry and Prose

ENG 671    History of Rhetoric I

PHIL 608   Aquinas

HUM 581   Dante

HUM 661   Humanistic Studies I (Ancient and Medieval)

LAT 551    Introduction to Medieval Latin

LAT 552    Studies in Medieval Latin

SPAN 111  Studies in Medieval Spanish Literature

SPAN 113  Studies in Spanish Golden Age Literature

SPAN 644  Origins and Development of Spanish Culture

LING 523   History of the English Language

Arts and Music

ARTH 561  Studies in Medieval Art

ARTH 562  Medieval Architecture

ARTH 571  Studies in Renaissance Art

ARTH 661  Topics in Medieval Art

ARTH 671  Topics in Renaissance Art

MUS 652   Foundations of Music Theory

MUS 681   Music Notation to C. 1550: History, Transcription, Editing

NOTE: Many departments offer courses related to Medieval and/or Renaissance studies as "special topics" courses. These courses may be counted towards the requirements of the Graduate Certificate at the discretion of the Program Director.

Faculty

Jack Ashworth

Professor Emeritus of Music

Blake Beattie

Associate Professor of History

Pamela Beattie

Assistant Professor of Humanities

Matthew Biberman

Professor

Dale Billingsley
Professor of English

Vice Provost of Undergraduate Affairs

Genevieve Carlton

Assistant Professor of History

Julia Dietrich

Professor of English

Christopher Fulton

Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Carmen Hardin

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

Gregory Hutcheson

Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Tom Maloney

Professor of Philosophy

Wendy Pfeffer

Professor of Modern Languages

Andrew Rabin

Professor of English

Hristomir Stanev

Assistant Professor of English

Jennifer Westerfeld

Assistant Professor of History

Elaine Wise

Chair of Humanities