Early Modern Studies is a transdisciplinary concentration available to masters' and doctoral students in the Arts and Humanities departments of English, History, and Philosophy. It is aimed at 1) preparing students for Ph.D.-level work at U.S. universities in one of the above three disciplines, or 2) providing a discrete course of study that complements CGU M.A. coursework in archival or museum studies.
To complete a concentration in Early Modern Studies, a student must take five courses in the early modern period (1509 – 1714), of which two must be outside the discipline in which the student is earning the degree. Courses in Latin Reading and Paleography are also required, as well as at least one course that is based upon bibliographic inquiry into the extensive collections of early modern print and manuscripts housed in Special Collections at Claremont’s Honnold/Mudd Library.