9.31. Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies

Programs offered:

Minor in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies (TU)

The Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies minor is intended to provide students with not only an in-depth understanding of the works of William Shakespeare but also some familiarity with the time and culture in which he lived. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue a range of approaches, including literary, historical, and cultural study, as well as performance.

Minor in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies (TU)

  1. Completion of two of the following Shakespeare courses:

ENG 204              Shakespeare: Early Plays to 1603
ENG 206              Shakespeare: Late Plays, 1603-1613
ENG 393              Special Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Shakespeare at Oxford*
THE 305               Shakespearean Performance

  1. Completion of one of the following courses with a historical component:

ART 300               Italian Renaissance Art History
ART 310               Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art History
HIS 211                The Renaissance and Reformation
HIS 212                Early Modern Europe
HIS 490                Advanced Special Topics in History: The Age of Elizabeth

  1. Completion of one of the following Renaissance art, literature, politics, science, or culture courses:

ART 300               Italian Renaissance Art History
ART 310               Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art History
GEN 101              Natural Sciences – The Physical Sciences: Renaissance Science
HIS 415                The Witch Craze
POL 441               Seminar in Political Philosophy: Shakespeare and Politics

  1. Additional requirements and things to note:
  1. No single course may fulfill the requirement for more than one category.
  2. In category 1 above, it is strongly recommended that the student pursue one option focused in literary study and the other in performance.
  3. * An occasional summer course.