• Overview
  • Faculty
  • Off-Campus Study

Ancient, Renaissance and Medieval Studies

Overview

The interdisciplinary minor in Ancient, Renaissance and Medieval Studies (ARMS) brings together various course offerings from the departments of Art, English, Global Studies and Languages, History, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Theatre, and Women’s and Gender Studies. The program of study is Western in focus, beginning in time with the innovations of antiquity, continuing to the medieval era, and then ending with the Renaissance. The minor aims to enrich student understanding of ideas and developments shaping Western civilization and culture through a multi-disciplinary lens.

Advising

Ripon College faculty and professional staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be and however often they may change along the way. It’s part of our value statement to you.

As a student at Ripon, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on your area(s) of interest. You will meet with your faculty adviser throughout your time as a student to discuss your current aspirations, plan your course schedule and plot a future trajectory. Staff in the Office of Constituent Engagement and Career Services help to match your interests to concrete goals and construct a plan for success, offering support through three stages of career development – planning, exploration and search. Student Support Services provides tutoring and additional academic and skill development, as well as tools to help with note-taking, exam preparation, goal-setting and time management. Mentors in the Collaborative Learning Center provide in-depth, one-on-one or group mentoring for students about class projects and college-level writing, and can share problem-solving strategies to overcome academic obstacles.

Advising at Ripon.

Faculty

Ann Pleiss Morris

Ann Pleiss Morris

Assistant Professor of English, Chair of English Department

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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Professor of Religion, Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics and Values, Chair of Religion Department

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Diane Mockridge

Professor of History

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Dominique Poncelet
Eddie R. Lowry, Jr.

Eddie Lowry Jr.

Professor of Greek, Professor of Latin, Marie Zarwell Uihlein Chair in Classical Studies

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Kenneth Hill

Professor of Theatre

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Paul Jeffries

Paul Jeffries

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of Philosophy Department, Coordinator of First-Year Studies Program

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Robert Amsden

Robert Amsden

Professor of Theatre, Doreen '73 and David Chemerow Chair in Theatre

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Sarah Mahler Kraaz

Sarah Mahler Kraaz

Professor of Music, College Organist

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Travis Nygard

Travis Nygard

Associate Professor of Art, Director of the Caestecker Gallery

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Off-Campus Study

Whether you choose a program that is international or domestic, it is an experience bound to change your view of the world. Click to learn more about Off- Campus Study  and Liberal Arts In Focus at Ripon College.

Financial aid continues for students who choose to participate in an approved study-abroad program, minimizing additional expenses.