The Medieval, Renaissance, and Early-Modern Studies Program enables students to pursue an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding of the premodern world.
It promotes a grasp of the chronological and global interrelatedness of historical, philosophical, political, religious, linguistic, artistic, and cultural phenomena, while also allowing for the study of any specific areas or periods between the 5th and 18th centuries. As with all interdisciplinary programs, a strong student/adviser relationship is a prerequisite to course selection.
Five courses are selected in consultation with the adviser from one of three clusters: Medieval, Renaissance-Reformation, or 17th–18th Century. Students must complete an introductory, two intermediate, and two advanced courses from an approved list.