9.37. 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:
    • No single course may fulfill the requirement for more than one category.
    • In category 1 above, it is strongly recommended that the student pursue one option focused in literary study and the other in performance.
    • * An occasional summer course.