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.

Required courses:

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.

  • HIST-263 Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1000–1500
  • IDIS-206 Introduction to Medieval Studies

Three electives, outside your major from:

Frans van Liere

Frans van Liere

Director of Medieval Studies Program
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