Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Description
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.

Requirements

  • 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)

Any LAT 300, 400 or 500 level course

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))

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)

ENG 416 Chaucer in Middle English, HU (3)

ENG 494: Viking Language and Culture (3)

FRE 300 or 400 level course [*REN*] OR [*MEDIEVAL*]

ITA 300 or 400 level course [*REN*] OR [*MEDIEVAL*]

ENG 530 Old English, (3)

ENG 531 Old English Literature, (3)

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.

Thesis

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.

 

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

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.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAMRSEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐965‐8097
acmrs@asu.edu

COOR 4432  

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