1. Methods course: a methods course will introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of early modern studies and some of its current organizing principles and issues. This course will rotate among different faculty members and will be offered every other year, unless demand makes a more frequent schedule necessary.
2. Interdisciplinary course: a course that models early modern interdisciplinary inquiry. This will either be taught by one faculty member, who will invite other faculty in for guest sessions during the course of the semester, or it will be team-taught.
3. Extra-departmental courses. Two early modern courses outside of one’s home department.
4. Regular attendance and active participation in either the Early Modern Reading Group or the Eighteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Salon. The goal is to promote professionalization and give certificate students an opportunity to form collegial relationships with faculty and fellow graduate students outside their primary field and to present their work to these interdisciplinary groups.
Courses counting for the interdisciplinary requirement or the extra-department requirements require approval by the Certificate Director.
The Mellon-funded Early Modern Dissertation Seminar can serve as a capstone for certificate students. Depending on the course, it can count towards category 2 or category 3.