Medieval and Renaissance Cultures

Majors and minors must satisfy two main requirements, one course in Medieval Cultures and one
in Renaissance Cultures. These courses have significant cross-disciplinary and temporal breadth
and may involve working with primary source documents. The two courses taken by students in
the Medieval and Renaissance Focus Program also satisfy this requirement.

In addition to the courses listed here, some of the special topics courses (190S, 390/390S,
590/590S), which vary from year to year, may also satisfy this requirement. Each semester those
courses that may satisfy the Medieval and Renaissance Cultures requirement will be indicated as
such in the Fall and Spring course listings.

Medieval Cultures

Number Title Crosslistings
MEDREN 105 Old World/New Histories, 500-1500 CE History 105, African and American Studies 134
MEDREN 128 War and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance History 128
MEDREN 135 Silk Roads and China, Ancient and Medieval Transformations History 135, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies 207, Religion 181
MEDREN 215 Gothic Cathedrals Art History 225
MEDREN 346 The History of the Book Classical Studies 360, Information Science + Studies 360, History 367
MEDREN 352S Andalusia: Muslim, Jewish, Christian Spain Asian & Middle Eastern Studies 319S, Religion 214S, Jewish Studies 319S, Romance Studies 319S
MEDREN 430S Heresy and Inquisition in the Middle Ages History 462S
MEDREN 432S Medieval Communities History 463S
MEDREN 450 Dante’s Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise Italian 481, Religion 262, Literature 245, History 253

Renaissance Cultures

Number Title Crosslistings
MEDREN 125 Early Modern Europe History 117
MEDREN 128 War and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance History 128
MEDREN 287 Magic, Religion, and Science since 1400 History 260, Science & Society 260
MEDREN 336S Shakespeare on Nature English 236S, Theater Studies 236S
MEDREN 346 The History of the Book Classical Studies 360, Information Science + Studies 360, History 367
MEDREN 390.01 Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: “The Renaissance” English 290.07
MEDREN 473 What Machiavelli Really Says Italian 483, History 405, Literature 483, Political Science 483