Learn to appreciate and critically examine the far-reaching effects that medieval culture has on modern society.
The interdisciplinary minor in medieval studies is a useful introduction to graduate study in any curricula in which medieval studies plays a role (medieval studies, history, classics, religion, art history, music, modern languages etc.) The minor may be taken in conjunction with any major.
The group minor in medieval studies is administered by an interdepartmental committee: F. Van Liere (History), K. Saupe (English), H. Luttikhuizen (Art), T. Steele (Music) and M. Williams (Classics). Interested students should consult a member of the medieval studies minor committee for selection of specific courses for the minor.
This minor requires a minimum of 18 regular semester hours (including a three-hour interim course). The remaining regular course requirements will be met by courses from the list below that fit your interests and needs.
You will take at least one language course of your choice at the intermediate level (3-4hrs): Latin, a vernacular European language, Greek or Arabic. Ordinarily the language requirement is met with a course in literature, rather than a conversational language course.
Three electives, outside your major from:
- ARTH-232 Early Christian and Byzantine Arts
- ARTH-233 Medieval Art
- ARTH-234 Northern Renaissance Art
- ARTH-235 Italian Renaissance Art
- ENGL-310 British Literature of the Middle Ages
- ENGL-337 Major Authors (Chaucer)
- FREN-394 Medieval and Early Modern French Literature
- GERM-390 Independent Study
- HIST-262 Early Medieval Worlds, 300–1000
- HIST-362 Studies in Ancient and Medieval Europe
- IDIS-198 Classical and Medieval Palaeography
- LATN-101 Elementary Latin I
- LATN-102 Elementary Latin II
- LATN-201 Intermediate Latin
- LATN-205 Latin Prose
- LATN-206 Latin Poetry
- LATN-391 Special Topics in Latin
- MUSC-205 Music History and Analysis I
- PHIL-251 History of Western Philosophy I
- PHIL-322 Aquinas
- REL-243 History of Christian Theology I
- REL-341 Studies in Early and Medieval Theology: Medieval Scholastic Theology
- SPAN-366 Spanish Literature: Middle Ages through Renais