Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CERT)
The Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies is designed for students who wish to pursue their interest in pre-modern and early modern culture in a supportive, interdisciplinary, and intellectually stimulating environment.
Demonstration of language proficiency by completing a graduate level language course or passing a language competency exam while enrolled in the program (the latter typically involves translating an intermediate 350-500 word passage using a dictionary over three hours).
The Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies can be completed on its own OR in conjunction with another graduate degree.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
- Complete the University of Louisville, Graduate School, Graduate Admissions application.
- Schedule an interview with the program director, Dr. Andrew Rabin, Department of English, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 (502) 852-1722
- A total of 18 credit hours in courses approved for graduate credit in accordance with the policies of the Graduate School.
- Nine (9) credit hours from the list of "Approved Medieval and Renaissance Courses" must be taken in the student's home department. These credit hours may also count towards the student's graduate degree. In cases where the student's home department does not offer a sufficient number of medieval and renaissance courses, the student may develop an alternative course of study with the approval of the program director.
- Nine (9) credit hours from the list of "Approved Medieval and Renaissance Courses" must be taken outside of the student's home department. These credits must be distributed as follows: three (3) credit hours from the list of courses designated by the program as "History and Culture Courses"; three (3) credit hours from the list of courses designated by the program as "Textual Studies Courses"; three (3) credit hours from the list of courses designated by the program as "Arts and Music Courses." Substitutions must be approved by the program director.
- Attendance at lectures and participation in workshops conducted each semester by visiting faculty selected by the graduate programs committee.
- Student must demonstrate reading knowledge at the Master's level in one of the following: Latin, Greek, French, Italian, Hebrew, German, Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic. Reading knowledge in other languages may be used to fulfill this requirement at the discretion of the program director. Reading knowledge may be demonstrated either by taking a language exam or by earning a B or above in a graduate level language course. Fulfillment of this requirement may overlap with the completion of a language requirement in the student's home department.
- At least nine (9) credit hours must be at the 600 level.
- A single course may fulfill more than one of these requirements.
- Independent studies may not count towards the fulfillment of these requirements.
- 500-level courses taken for undergraduate credit may not count towards the fulfillment of these requirements. As is standard practice, those students enrolled in 500-level courses for credit towards the certificate must complete the requirements for graduate-level work specified by the instructor.
- Coursework towards the graduate certificate in medieval and renaissance studies may count towards the student's graduate degree.
|Approved Medieval and Renaissance Courses||9|
|History and Culture||3|
|Studies in Medieval History - CUE, WR|
|English Medieval History, 1066 to 1500 - WR|
|The Renaissance - WR, CUE|
|Age of the Reformation - WR|
|Civilizations of Ancient and Medieval India - WR, CUE|
|Studies in Medieval History|
|Seminar in Early Modern European History|
|ST: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Humanities - WR 1|
|Special Topics: Introduction to Old English|
|History of the English Language|
|Special Topics: Studies in Old and Middle English Literature - CUE|
|Special Topics: Studies in Tudor and Elizabethan Literature - CUE|
|Special Topics: Chaucer - CUE|
|Special Topics: Shakespeare - CUE|
|Special Topics: Milton - CUE|
|Special Topics: History of Criticism: Plato to the New Criticism - CUE|
|Old English and Middle English Language and Literature|
|Renaissance Poetry and Prose|
|History of Rhetoric I|
|Historical Perspectives on Arts & Culture I|
|Introduction to Medieval Latin|
|Readings in Medieval Latin|
|Studies in Spanish Medieval Literature|
|Studies in Spanish Golden Age Literature|
|History of the Spanish Language|
|History of the English Language|
|Arts and Music||3|
|Studies in Medieval Art|
|Topics in Medieval Art|
|Topics in Renaissance Art|
|Studies in Renaissance Art|
|Foundations of Music Theory|
|Music Notation to c. 1550: History, Transcription, Editing|
|Minimum Total Hours||18|
HUM 590 is a special topics course and may be used to satisfy this requirement when its subject matter is appropriate. Please consult with your advisor.