Students complete the major in one of three tracks:
Ancient, Medieval, or Renaissance.

Each AMRS major consists of a total of twelve courses:

  • three Foundation courses
  • six Core courses
  • two Elective courses
  • AMRS 490

Majors may satisfy the Elective requirement by choosing from upper-level courses (250 and above) listed in any other AMRS track. Core courses not taken to satisfy the Core requirement may also be taken to satisfy the Electives requirement. Independent Studies and Directed Readings are available in appropriate departments. A maximum of four courses taken from any one department may be counted toward completion of any AMRS major.

AMRS 490: Independent Study  The interdisciplinary capstone project is ordinarily undertaken in the senior year. With the assistance of a faculty supervisor, the student should determine the topic of their capstone project and the assessment format, electing either a capstone research paper (minimum fifteen pages) or a capstone examination (covering the student’s list of primary and secondary texts).

Depending on the nature of the topic, the supervisor may advise the student to secure the participation of additional faculty members from at least one other department. Under the committee format, the faculty committee will oversee the project and assess the student’s progress. If no committee is established, all oversight and evaluation will be performed by the faculty supervisor.

By fulfilling major requirements, Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance majors can satisfy University distribution requirements in Groups I, III, and IV.