Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS)

About MARS

The minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies provides students with the opportunity to study the art, history, languages, literature, music, philosophy, and religious practices of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

The works of art, literature, and philosophy of this period represent some of the greatest human achievements. Students enrolled in the program will be challenged to think critically about an epic poem, consider the manuscript culture of the pre-print world, and analyze timeless works of art. In the process students will develop and sharpen critical thinking and writing skills.

MARS is an interdisciplinary program with faculty from the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Communications and the Arts. If you are interested in the minor please contact Dr. Janine Peterson at 

Minor Requirements

Five Courses in at least three of the following fields: 

  • English
  • Fine Arts (Art History and Music)
  • History
  • Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

One language course in the following:

  • Intermediate course in French, Italian, or Spanish
  • Introductory course in Latin or Arabic