Medieval and Renaissance Studies allows students the ability to modify their majors with a broad array of courses concerning societies and cultures that developed and flourished from Late Antiquity to Early Modernity. While centered in Europe, the concentration embraces developments in related cultures, especially that of the Mediterranean. The modification can be used in conjunction with any appropriate major, including: Art History, Comparative Literature, English, French, German Studies, Government, History, Italian, Portuguese, Religion, or Romance Languages. Guidelines are found in the ORC.
Students can modify a major with Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MDRN). This consists, as per the instructions for a modified major in the ORC, of six classes from a primary department (not including prerequisites for that major), and four classes relating to Medieval and Renaissance Studies from at least two other departments. Typical primary departments include: Art History, History, French, Italian, Spanish, English, Religion, Comparative Literature, and Classics. A student modifying their major with Medieval and Renaissance Studies must, in consultation with their primary advisor and an advisor from the Medieval and Renaissance Studies steering committee (who may be the same person), do the following: