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Graduate Certificate of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Major: MRSTCMR
Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GA
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/humanities/degree-specialization-and-certificates-trial-folder


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 fullfillment 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 Certi ficate at the discretion of the Program Director.


Departmental Faculty


English
Matthew Biberman
Dale Billingsley
Julia Dietrich
Andrew Rabin
Hristomir Stanev
 
History
Blake Beattie
Genevieve Carlton
Jennifer Westerfeld 
 
Humanities
Pamela Beattie
Gary Sparks
Elaine Wise
 
Fine Arts
Christopher Fulton
 
Modern Languages
Carmen Hardin
Gregory Hutcheson
Wendy Pfeffer
 
Music
Jack Ashworth

Philosophy
Tom Maloney



Contact Information

Medieval and Renaissance Studies - Certificate

Dr. Andrew Rabin
Associate Professor of English
andrew.rabin@louisville.edu
 

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