Medieval and Renaissance Studies
A concentration area in medieval and renaissance studies is offered by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS). The program provides students the opportunity to take classes from several disciplines, and to receive training in Latin, the international language of the periods, and paleography, the study of the physical medium through which Latin and other languages were transmitted. The concentration prepares undergraduate students for advanced study, and it augments the skills and knowledge necessary for graduates to succeed in academic positions in their field.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
- Students may also pursue the certificate in Medieval & Renaissance Studies. See a Medieval & Renaissance Studies advisor for details. For more information acmrs.org/academic-programs/certificate.
Latin 6-8 Hours Required
LAT 101 Elementary Latin (4)
LAT 102 elementary Latin (4) (Prerequisites: LAT 101 with a grade of D or better)
LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I, HU (4)
LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II, HU (4)
HEB 131 Biblical Hebrew I (3) (Credit is allowed for only HEB, JST, REL 131 or HEB 194 (Biblical Hebrew I))
HEB 132 Biblical Hebrew II (3) (Prerequisites: HEB, JST, REL 131 or HEB 194 (Biblical Hebrew I) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only HEB, JST, REL 132 or HEB 194 (Biblical Hebrew II))
HEB 231 Biblical Hebrew III (3) (Prerequisites: HEB, JST, REL 132 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only HEB, JST, REL 231)
HEB 232 Biblical Hebrew IV (3) (Prerequisites: HEB, JST, REL 231 or HEB 294 (Biblical Hebrew III) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only HEB, JST, REL 232 or HEB 294 (Biblical Hebrew IV))
Any LAT 300, 400 or 500 level course
Language Upper Division 6-8 Hours Required
See a Medieval & Renaissance Studies program advisor for additional course selections.
Any LAT 300, 400 or 500 level course
FRE 321 French Literature, (L or HU) & H (3) (Prerequisites: FRE 205; FRE 312)
FRE 415 French Civilization I, HU (3) (Prerequisites:6 hours of upper-division French)
ITA 430 Italian Literature of the Middle Ages, HU (3) (Prerequisites: ITA 321 or 322 with C or better)
ITA 441 Dante: Divina Commedia, L or HU (3) (Prerequisites: ITA 321 or 322 with C or better)
ITA 443 Italian Literature of the Renaissance, HU & H (3) (Prerequisites: ITA 321 or 322 with C or better)
ENG 416 Chaucer in Middle English, HU (3)
ENG 394 Special Topics
ENG 530 Old English (3)
ENG 531 Old English Literature (3)
FRE 300 or 400 level course [*REN*] OR [*MEDIEVAL*]
ITA 300 or 400 level course [*REN*] OR [*MEDIEVAL*]
SCA 315 Old Norse
Electives 6 Upper Division Hours
Six credit hours of course work in medieval and Renaissance studies outside the major discipline. See a Medieval & Renaissance Studies program advisor for a complete list of acceptable courses.
Students must also complete a thesis, writing within the major on a topic concerning the Middle Ages or Renaissance. Students may earn three credit hours of independent study for the thesis. The thesis may be used to fulfill the Honors College thesis requirement for students enrolled in Barrett, the Honors College. Arrange thesis in consultation with program advisor.
All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.
BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:
A meeting with your academic advisor to:
Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration
- One course meeting general studies MA requirement
- ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
- Minimum 2.00 GPA
Required Courses (12 credit hours):
BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)
BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better
BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area
BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better
For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses
For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop
Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu
- How credits transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu/credits
- How to transfer to ASU from a Two-Year school transfer.asu.edu/ CommunityColleges
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa
- Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
- MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
- Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.