Coordinator: Professor Jean Cadogan (Art History)

This minor provides an opportunity to study the development of European civilization from the late Roman Empire to the 17th century. Students take courses in three categories of inquiry:

  • Major institutions, events, and peoples
  • Ideas, thinking, and beliefs
  • Forms of artistic expression

Course requirements:

  • Medieval and Renaissance core course (one course): Students must have already completed at least three courses for the minor before taking the core course. In consultation with the coordinator of the minor, students will elect a core course.
  • Five courses chosen from among categories, including at least one in each of the following three categories:
    • Major institutions, events, and people – includes courses from the history department covering the late antique period to 1700.
    • Ideas, thinking, and beliefs – includes courses from the religious studies and philosophy departments.
    • Forms of artistic expression – includes courses from the art history program and the departments of English, language and culture studies, and music.
  • All courses must be approved by the minor coordinator, who maintains a list of acceptable courses.

Trinity’s study-away program in Rome also offers courses in the medieval and Renaissance periods.