Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Interdisciplinary Minor

Directors:  Jill Clements (English) and Walter Ward (History). Affiliated Faculty: Julián Arribas (World Languages and Literatures); Rebecca Bach (English); Alison Chapman (English); Jill Clements (English); Cathleen Cumming (Art History); Andrew Keitt (History); Chris Kyle (Anthropology); Steve Miller (History); John K. Moore (World Languages and Literatures); Greg Mumford (Anthropology); Pam Murray (History); Sarah Parcak (Anthropology); Noa Turel (Art History); Charly Verstraet (World Languages and Literatures); Walter Ward (History); Mary Whall (Philosophy).


   The Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance Studies minor is focused on material, intellectual, sociopolitical, literary, and linguistic approaches to the Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance periods. You will learn current theories and methods for working with a range of source materials and objects, from archaeological finds and architecture to historical documents and poetry.

   This interdisciplinary minor combines the fields of history, literature, archaeology, anthropology, art history, philosophy, cultural studies, economics and more to understand the premodern world. This is an inclusive program - you can study not just ancient Greece, Rome and medieval Europe, but also ancient Egypt, the Middle East, and India. All courses are taught by faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

   Please contact Jill Clements (English) or Walter Ward (History) for more information.


18 credit hours from courses on the approved list from at least three of the following disciplines: Anthropology / Art History / English / History / World Languages and Literatures / Philosophy. At least 9 hours must be at the 300 level or above. All courses for the minor must be completed with a C or better. Students can petition to have courses not listed here count towards their minor.

Minor in Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance Studies

The requirements for the minor include 18 hours in courses from the following disciplines Anthropology, Art History, English, History, Foreign Languages & Literature and Philosophy.  9 of the selected hours must be at the 300 level or above.  Completion of courses in three different disciplines is required.  A grade of C or better is required for courses applying to this minor. 

Nine credits from the approved 300-400 level courses list. 19
Nine Credits from the 100-400-level approved class list 29
Total Hours18