Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Medieval Studies Minor

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Graham Drake Coordinator (Welles Hall 217 A)

The Medieval Studies minor draws from numerous humanities disciplines to investigate the histories and cultures of the Middle Ages, globally defined: not only European cultures and immediate contacts, but also worldwide cultural production of the period. The minor can provide a focus for exploration for all students interested in learning about the Middle Ages and a springboard for students who wish to pursue specialized graduate work.

As noted below, some courses require pre-requisite courses that are not required for the major, although in some cases these pre-requisites are elective options for the major. ENGL 300- and 400- level courses normally require ENGL 203 as a pre- or co-requisite; non-English majors/minors/concentrators may seek a waiver for ENGL 203 at the discretion of the English Department Chair. HIST 400-level courses require HIST 302 as a prerequisite; non-History majors/minor/concentrators may seek a waiver for this prerequisite at the discretion of History Department Chair.

Total Credits Required to Complete Minor: 18-20


*If offered with a topic consistent with Medieval Studies (must be chosen under advisement)

**Students may apply up to two courses in Latin at the 201 level or above to the minor.

*** Students need to complete pre-requisites for these courses.

Other courses may be substituted for those listed above with permission of the Medieval Studies Coordinator. Students may also enroll in up to six credits of directed study coursework with permission of the Coordinator. Credit earned in genre, period, and slot courses may be counted toward the minor when they contain appropriate subject matter.

Students contemplating graduate study are strongly advised to complete Latin through level 201 and/or to become proficient in Arabic, French, German, or Italian through the intermediate level.

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