Why medieval studies?

The Middle Ages was a formative period for modern culture and institutions: modern European languages and vernacular literary traditions first appeared in this period; it decisively shaped the history of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam; important political concepts such as national sovereignty, constitutionalism and representative government were born.

Calvin’s minor in medieval studies will inspire you to appreciate the medieval roots of today’s world.

Deep, broad learning

Calvin's interdisciplinary approach to this program means that you will get to experience the Middle Ages through the eyes of professors who come from a variety of disciplines such as music, history, art and english. You will also have the opportunity to study among Calvin's dedicated Christian community. Examine the middle ages from an informed Christian perspective along with like-minded peers and professors.