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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medieval/Renaissance Study, BA


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About the Program

Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) is an interdisciplinary major in which students take courses in both the Middle Ages or the Renaissance but concentrate in one area, and take at least one background course in the classics. MARS students read the works of a major Medieval or Renaissance author in the original language and unlike the vertical orientations of departmental disciplines, which follow one field of study from its beginnings to the present, MARS cuts horizontally across fifteen subject areas such as art, architecture, drama, history, music, vernacular and Latin literature, philosophy, and political science. Many MARS students combine a MARS major or minor with a major in another field. Furthermore, the program offers access to over 1,400 images from medieval illuminated manuscripts.

Please visit Medieval and Renaissance Studies for more information.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Medieval Renaissance Studies  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

History-BA
MEDR
120 Credits

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program Major Courses (33 Credits)


A Minor in another field IS REQUIRED

Prerequisites


Students are required to take MARS 22000 - Introduction To Medieval And Renaissance Studies  for the CLA Core Requirement Western Heritage.

Requirements for the Major


Specialization within the MARS Major is possible, BUT not more than 12 hours may be chosen from any one subject area. Courses must be taken from five of the following subject areas: Art & Design, Classics, Communication, English, French, German, History, Italian, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Russian, Spanish, or Theatre.

Note


A course used to satisfy Requirement A cannot be used to satisfy Requirement D(1) or D(2).

B. Three courses in literature, language and culture, are required (9 credits)


Two of them in a foreign language beyond the core requirement and one in a major author.

B (1) Choose two


See below

Note: If the core requirement has been satisfied in a foreign language other than those listed above, the student may satisfy this Medieval Studies requirement through additional, advanced course work (6 credits) in that language or by taking two semesters of intensive LATN (LATN 60100 /LATN 60500 ).*

B (2) Choose one of the Major Author courses that are currently available


See below

Note: In these Major Author courses, literary works are studied in the original language of composition. MARS Majors taking ENGL 44000  or ENGL 44100  will be required to write a lengthy term paper involving interdisciplinary research as a senior project.

A course used to satisfy Requirement B cannot be used to satisfy Requirement C, D(1), or D(2).

C. Two courses (6 credits)


See below

D. One course each in D(1) (Medieval) and D(2) (Renaissance) (9 credits)


And an additional course elected from D(1) or D(2)

See below

D (1) - Credit Hours: 3.00
D (2) - Credit Hours: 3.00
D (1)/D (2) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Notes


# Preferred course

## Consent of the Instructor is required for MARS undergraduates who wish to take these 60000-level courses

### When the Topic is Appropriate to the Major.

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
  •  

  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credits Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Minor (12-15 credits)


Electives (18-21 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • REQ D2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D1/2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


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Medieval and Renaissance Studies Requirements Lists


# Preferred course

## Consent of the Instructor is required for MARS undergraduates who wish to take these 60000-level courses

### When the Topic is Appropriate to the Major.

D (1)


Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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