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The minor requires 18 credits total from the course lists on your left, with the following restrictions. First, the 18 credit hours must include courses from at least three distinct disciplines. Note that all foreign language courses (ARAB, FR, GERM, GRK, ITAL, and LAT) fall into the single discipline of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Second, at least four of the six required classes must be taken from the intermediate or advanced categories. The remaining two may be taken from the introductory and/or basic language categories. It is recommended that students take one introductory course before taking the 300 or 400 level classes.

Other courses with significant medieval and/or renaissance content may be counted towards the minor with the approval of the minor advisor. In addition, students interested in pursuing a 3-credit hour focused individual research project should contact individual faculty members with whom they might wish to work to determine the feasibility of the option in their particular cases. Only one such independent study will count towards the minor.

Approval of the minor advisor will also be required in the following two cases. First, courses preceded by an asterisk (ENG 302, ENG 410, ENG 412, FR 446, GER 436, GHUM 200, GHUM 250, GHUM 252, HIST 489, ITAL/ENG 437, PHIL 460, and REL 300) will count towards the minor only if their content is focused on the medieval and/or renaissance periods. Second, because the content of GHUM 200, GHUM 250, and GHUM 252 will vary, the minor advisor will determine the appropriate disciplinary category for such courses.

Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Department of English
MSC 1801
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Phone: (540) 568-6170
Fax: (540) 568-2983

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