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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Medieval Studies Minor


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The interdisciplinary minor in medieval studies aims to inspire students to both appreciate and to examine critically the medieval roots of modern culture. It is a useful introduction to graduate study in any of the 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. Students interested should seek faculty advice as specified below.

The group minor in medieval studies is administered by an interdepartmental committee. Members of the committee are 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.

Total Semester Hours: 18


This minor requires a minimum of 18 regular semester hours (including a three-hour interim course), of which at least one course must be taken in history (HIST 263 ), and one course in Latin, a vernacular European language, Greek, or Arabic at the intermediate level. (Ordinarily this last requirement will be met with a course in literature, rather than conversational language study.) The remaining regular course requirements for the minor will be met by courses chosen outside the student’s major from among those listed above, to meet the interests and needs of the student.

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