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Overview of the Minor

 The Minor in Renaissance Studies is an 18-credit minor that gives you a chance to build on your existing major and Southern’s LEP courses in order to create a unique program of study in literature, visual art, theatre, and the intellectual history of the Renaissance in England and Europe from 1300-1700.

Anyone can minor in Renaissance Studies. Based on your interests and in consultation with the program coordinator, you’ll choose courses from two areas of knowledge: Historical and Intellectual Foundations of the Renaissance (9 credits) and The Renaissance Imagination (9 credits).

SCSU OthelloInterested in theatre? Develop an emphasis on Shakespeare with an additional background in Renaissance painting. Pursuing a teaching degree? Create a specialization in the history, literature, and political philosophy of England and Europe’s monarchs. Pre-law or health sciences? Broaden your intellectual and professional profile with one of the strongest areas in the humanities Southern has to offer.

See the Minor in Renaissance Studies catalogue page for further details on the program and a complete list of courses. Note: students may apply up to 6 credits of existing LEP courses and 3 credits of major electives toward the minor.