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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Certificate

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The medieval and Renaissance studies certificate is an undergraduate academic certificate that enables students to acquire proficiency in European medieval and Renaissance cultures and societies, as well as comparable cultural developments in non-western countries. The required course work in medieval and Renaissance studies promotes both inter- and trans-disciplinary work, which in turn provides the tools necessary for nuanced examination of not only a distant society but also, in its reflection, of our own. 

The medieval and Renaissance studies certificate is open to all majors. It is administered by the English department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students are strongly encouraged to achieve proficiency in a foreign language important to medieval and/or Renaissance Europe through course work or examination. 


To earn a certificate in medieval and Renaissance studies, students must complete 12 hours of courses at UNT with a grade of C or above.  Of the 12 hours, 9 hours must be at 3000 and 4000 levels, two courses must be outside the student’s major discipline, one course must be in medieval studies and one course must be in Renaissance studies.

Courses should be chosen from the areas listed below. Other courses may apply, subject to approval by the certificate advisor.

Other requirements

Students must attend and/or participate in five events or activities on campus or in the D/FW community related to medieval and Renaissance studies, such as art exhibitions, music performances, or lectures and symposia sponsored by UNT’s Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium. Students must include documentation of participating in these activities along with a summary report.

Additional information

Students successfully completing the above requirements will file for the medieval and Renaissance certificate in the English department, and the certificate will be posted to their UNT transcript. The Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium will also honor students graduating with the medieval and Renaissance certificate with an annual reception in the spring semester.

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