Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
The Medieval and Renaissance studies certificate explores the diversity of European culture, drawing from WSU course offerings in art history, literature, music, languages, political science and history.
The undergraduate certificate may be earned by any undergraduate or graduate student and requires coursework from at least three departments including history, literature, language and another discipline.
The certificate may be combined with a major (e.g., English, history) or taken as an elective interest.
An overall grade point average of at least 2.000 for all courses comprising the certificate program, and no grade below C, is required to earn the certificate.
|Select a minimum of 18 credit hours in Medieval and Renaissance studies coursework (from at least three departments) from the following:||18|
|Seminar in Art History|
|History of the English Language|
|Studies in Shakespeare|
|Epic and Romance|
|Seminar in Chaucer|
|Seminar in Medieval Literature|
|Seminar in Renaissance Literature|
|Medieval History 500-1200|
|Medieval History 1200-1500|
|The Reformations: From Heresies to Diversity|
|French Civilization: The Middle Ages to the Restoration|
|Medieval French Literature|
|Renaissance French Literature|
|Elementary Latin I|
|Elementary Latin II|
|History of Music I|
|Seminar in Spanish|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
- A total of 6 credit hours (in exceptional cases, 9 credit hours) from other universities may be applied toward the certificate with approval.
- A total of 6 credit hours (in exceptional cases, 9 credit hours) may be taken as independent study.
- Students must complete all work for the certificate within six (in exceptional cases, seven) years following admission to the program.
- New additions to the list of courses will be announced as they are approved.
Students are required to complete a minimum of one course in a medieval language. However, those anticipating graduate work in a field within Medieval and Renaissance studies are strongly encouraged to take the Latin sequence ( LATN 111– LATN 112, LATN 223– LATN 224). Students may choose from the following:
- Old English
- Middle English
- Old French
- Medieval French
- Medieval Spanish
- Middle High German
- Old Norse
Note: Modern language courses (e.g., FREN 111) do not count toward the 18 credit hours needed to complete the certificate. Languages not taught on a regular basis may be taken as independent study courses with the permission of the instructor.
The final project should be a substantial essay of not less than 20 pages of text (not including notes) that uses primary sources. The essay should be submitted to the program coordinator at least three months before the student graduates.
The student will present his or her essay at a final project review staffed by the coordinator, the professor who supervised the writing of the essay, and one other program faculty member. The coordinator will be responsible for scheduling the review.
Students should be advised by a member of the coordinating committee. For more information and advising, contact coordinator, Francis X. Connor, 316-978-6231, or email@example.com.