The interdisciplinary minor in Medieval Studies provides a framework for coursework focusing on the Middle Ages. The core curriculum consists of British Literature I, Medieval Literature, Medieval Europe and its Neighbors, and Middle Ages in Modern Eyes. Students may then choose two electives from a range of courses that relate to the language, literature, history, art, or religion central to the medieval period in Europe.

Sampling of electives:

  • Ancient, Medieval, and Non-Western Art Survey
  • Chaucer
  • Western Civilization I
  • Origins of Europe
  • Crusades: Conflict and Accommodation
  • Latin Grammar and Readings
  • Survey of Western Music
  • Old Testament Faith and History
  • New Testament Faith and History
  • History of Theatre

Learning Goals

  • Become conversant in the cultural and historical contexts and works of the period.
  • Develop the critical thinking skills to analyze these works and contexts both in terms of the period and in their relationship to the present day.
  • Become proficient in using the tools of historical and literary research to investigate these contexts and works of the period.
  • Produce effective written analyses of these contexts and works.
  • Further the College’s mission of a liberal arts education through interdisciplinary study.

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