Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at


18 units total, comprised of six units of lower-division and 12 units of upper division coursework. A minimum of three academic disciplines must be represented in this total.

Lower Division
HIST 103The Medieval World3
Select 1 course from the following:3
ARTH 133Introduction to Art History I
ARTH 134Introduction to Art History II
ARTH 136The Year 1500: A Global History of Art and Architecture
ENGL 280Introduction to Shakespeare
HIST 108The Atlantic World 1500-1800
HIST 109The Pacific World, 1500-1800
PHIL 271History of Medieval Philosophy
THRS 116Introduction to Biblical Studies
Upper Division
Select 4 courses from the following:12
ANTH 339Post Medieval Seafaring and Empire
ANTH 362Piracy in the new World
ENGL 300British Literature to 1800
ENGL 310Dante
ENGL 312Medieval Studies
ENGL 314Chaucer
ENGL 324Renaissance Drama
ENGL 326Renaissance Studies
ENGL 328Milton
ENGL 332Restoration and Eighteenth Century Studies
ENGL 334Restoration and 18th Century Drama
ENGL 420Advanced Studies in Shakespeare
FREN 320Survey of French Literature I: Middle Ages to 18th Century
HIST 321The Fall of the Roman Empire
HIST 322Castles and Crusades: Medieval Europe, 1050-1450
HIST 323Medieval Woman
HIST 324Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain
HIST 331The Global Renaissance
HIST 346Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
HIST 357Topics in Russian and East European History
HIST 382The Spanish Southwest
MUSC 330Music History I: Antiquity-1600 (Eurpidies-Monteverdi)
MUSC 331Music History II: 1600-1830 (Monteverdi-Beethoven)
PHIL 467Studies in Renaissance Philosophy
PHIL 471Studies in Medieval Philosophy
SPAN 422Studies in Medieval Spanish Literature
SPAN 423Studies in Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
SPAN 424Don Quijote de la Mancha
THRS 354The Medieval Church
THRS 355The Reformation Era

Relevant 394/494 and other topics courses or Honors courses in Anthropology, Art History, English, French, German, History, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, or Theology and Religious Studies, to be approved by the program coordinator, may also satisfy the upper-division requirements.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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