Graduate Certificate of Medieval and Renaissance StudiesMajor: MRSTCMR
Degree Awarded: CERT
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/history
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Attendance at lectures and participation in workshops conducted each semester by visiting faculty selected by the Graduate Programs Committee.
- 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.
- At least six (6) hours must be at the 600 level.
- A single course may fulfill more than one of these requirements.
- Independent Studies may not count towards the fullfillment of these requirements.
- 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.
- Coursework towards the Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies may count towards the student's graduate degree.
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 593 Perspectives on Early Modern Culture
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
HUM 661 Humanistic Studies I (Ancient and Medieval)
LAT 552 Studies in Medieval Latin
SPAN 113 Studies in Spanish Golden Age Literature
SPAN 644 Origins and Development of Spanish Culture
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 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.
Dr. Blake R. Beattie
Associate Professor of History