School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities
- Program Coordinator: Ann Martinez | firstname.lastname@example.org | 330-244-3577
Lindsay Starkey | email@example.com | 330-499-9600
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The Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor offers a culturally comparative program in which the distance of time lends profound diversity from present experience. The minor allows students to explore the origins and development of contemporary culture as defined across continents, religions and civilizations, through a range of disciplines (anthropology, architecture, art, fashion, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religion and theatre). The program’s flexibility encourages students to pursue specific interests, for example, early religion, high medieval culture, classical influences upon the Renaissance or Byzantine culture.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Understand the experiences of peoples living during the ancient, medieval and Renaissance periods from interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Compare the experiences of people living in these historical periods.
- Consider the similarities and differences between these past cultures and contemporary ones.
- Read, analyze, articulate and write about the human experiences in these past cultures through the lens of different disciplines.
|Minor Lower-Division Electives (must be from two disciplines), choose from the following:||6|
|INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (DIVG) (KSS)|
|INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY (DIVG) (KSS)|
|GLOBAL ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY I (KFA)|
|GLOBAL ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY II (KFA)|
|ART HISTORY: ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL ART (KFA)|
|ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA)|
|THE GREEK ACHIEVEMENT (DIVG) (KHUM)|
|THE ROMAN ACHIEVEMENT (DIVG) (KHUM)|
|INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (KHUM)|
|GREAT BOOKS TO 1700 (KHUM)|
|LITERATURE IN ENGLISH I|
|WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM)|
|INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS (DIVG) (ELR) (KHUM)|
|INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT LITERATURE|
|MOSES, JESUS AND MOHAMMAD (DIVG) (ELR) (KHUM)|
|Minor Upper-Division Electives (must be from at least two disciplines), choose from the following:||12|
|NORTH AMERICA'S ICE AGE HUNTERS|
|RELIGION: A SEARCH FOR A MEANING|
|ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART|
|THE HIGH RENAISSANCE AND MANNERISM IN ITALY|
|VENETIAN RENAISSANCE ART|
|ITALIAN ART FROM GIOTTO TO BERNINI|
|BAROQUE ART OF THE 17TH CENTURY|
|SPECIAL TOPICS: ART HISTORY 1|
|HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE|
or HIST 41003
|HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE|
or HIST 41006
|COLLOQUIUM IN CLASSICS|
|LITERATURE OF THE ROMAN WORLD (ELR) (WIC)|
|GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART|
|ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART|
|LITERATURE OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS (ELR) (WIC)|
|HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE|
|BRITISH LITERATURE, 1500-1660|
|SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE (ELR)|
|SPECIAL TOPICS:MAJOR AUTHOR STUDIES 1|
|THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE|
|SPECIAL TOPICS CULTURAL STUDIES 1|
|ADVANCED READINGS IN GREEK|
|HISTORY OF ENGLAND TO 1688|
|THE PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC REFORMATIONS|
|WITCHES AND EUROPEAN HISTORY, 1500-1800|
|EUROPE IN THE RENAISSANCE|
|EARLY MODERN LATIN AMERICA (C. 1450-1820) (DIVG)|
|THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION|
|EARLY ITALIAN LITERATURE|
|ADVANCED READINGS IN LATIN|
|ROMAN COMEDY AND SATIRE|
|LYRIC AND ELEGIAC POETRY|
|ORATORY AND LETTERS|
|MUSIC HISTORY I|
|ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY (WIC)|
|MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (WIC)|
|COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE|
|EARLY SPANISH LITERATURE (ELR) (WIC)|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||18|
Requires permission of program coordinator.
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).
- Appropriate specialized offerings may be substituted above as available with approval of the minor coordinator(s)
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).