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Medieval and Renaissance Studies Doctoral Graduate Minor

Considering a graduate MARS minor? While most students still choose to study in a traditional disciplinary framework, a MARS minor allows students to expand the breadth of their studies and research by taking coursework in over 11 different departments on campus. So much of the research on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is interdisciplinary in nature, and the MARS minor helps students gain expertise in areas outside of their home discipline while simultaneously offering a quick and comprehensive way for prospective employers to understand their specialization and background.

Requirements: Courses that may be applied toward this minor are taught by faculty members from the departments of Art History and Archaeology, Classical Studies, English, Germanic and Russian Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Romance Languages and Literatures. Under certain circumstances, a minor in Medieval or Renaissance studies may also be arranged for MA programs. A student must be accepted for advisement by the major department. Then, in consultation with the major advisor, an interdisciplinary curriculum for the minor is prepared and submitted to the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee for approval.


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