The medieval and renaissance studies minor focuses on the period from the fall of Rome (5th century C.E.) to 1700. The minor allows students to take courses in art history, English, history, music, philosophy, political science, religion, and a range of languages (Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Latin as well as medieval languages such as Old English and Middle English) in the original or in translation. Students focus on either the medieval or the renaissance periods or combine course work from both periods.
The minimum requirement for a minor in medieval and renaissance studies is 18 credit hours from at least three distinct disciplines.