Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

Florence Skyline, June 2010
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Degree Programs

  • ECU Course Catalog: Please consult the most recent Catalog here.

  • Minor: The minor requires 24 s.h. credit. The interdisciplinary program offers two introductory courses (MRST 2400 and 2500) and a senior/graduate-level seminar (MRST 5000). In addition, the program includes courses from a wide variety of relevant disciplines (see MRST electives below). A maximum of 6 s.h. of courses taken to meet foundations curriculum requirements may also be used to satisfy the requirements of the Medieval and Renaissance studies minor, if their content justifies it. The student’s program of study must be approved by the MRST Director.

    No more than 3 s.h. of course work in the student’s major field of study will be accepted for credit toward the minor. It is strongly recommended that 6 s.h. of applicable foreign language study be completed in conjunction with the minor (or major) if the student's major does not already incorporate such a requirement. Study programs abroad in Europe having prior approval of the director will be accepted for no more than 6 s.h. of credit toward the minor. Also, with prior approval from the director, additional electives not listed below will be accepted if they significantly further the student’s understanding of the Middle Ages or the Renaissance. Departmental prerequisites may be waived in special cases. Students should contact the MRST Director and/or their major Department Chair.

  • Major: Through the BA or BS in Multidisciplinary Studies, students may design an individualized concentration in consultation with a faculty mentor. For details, please refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog, or speak to the Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Dr. Kevin Moll.

  • Courses: The program offers three courses under the MRST heading. Completion of the Minor requires that the student complete any TWO of these courses. It is recommended that the third be taken as an elective.

MRST 2400—Introduction to Medieval Studies. 

MRST 2500—Introduction to Renaissance Studies. 

MRST 5000—Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar.