Nov 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor


The program of courses comprising the Medieval and Early Modern Studies minor will enable students to gain an interdisciplinary insight into the medieval and early modern period. The coursework centers on the historical, cultural, literary, philosophical, and political contexts and cultures that developed in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period in Europe and the wider world. Students will come to understand how pre-modern societies, including societies with different religious, ethnic, racial, or cultural backgrounds, interacted both peacefully and in conflict. Though open to any undergraduate, this minor is designed to complement major studies in philosophy, history, English, modern language, and humanities studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. All courses will have three objectives: (1) to enter into the ethos of this period through an analysis of texts, methods, and viewpoints from a variety of disciplines, (2) develop fluency in the theories and methods of the varied disciplines that comprise medieval and early modern studies, and (3) gain expertise in historical, literary, theological, and/or philosophical research that will prepare and qualify students for graduate studies in this area.

Requirements


In order to earn a minor in medieval and early modern studies, students must complete 30 credits of course work in medieval and early modern studies with a minor/program grade point average of 2.00. The first of the following two lists designates courses approved for students enrolled in the Honors Program. The second designates courses approved for students not enrolled in the Honors Program.

Courses selected for the minor in Medieval Studies and Early Modern Studies may include those which fulfill university core or elective requirements and those taken to fulfill a major.

Approved Courses for Students Enrolled in the University Honors Program:


Approved Courses for Students Not Enrolled in the Honors Program:


Fine Arts


Medieval and Early Modern Studies


  • Special Topics
  • Independent Studies

NOTES:


*Special topics courses will be announced at least one quarter before being offered. Consult quarterly schedule of classes for listings approved for minor. Independent study courses may be arranged with individual faculty members in conjunction with the minor coordinator.

  1. Courses taken for the minor may also be applied to a major in the department offering these courses.
  2. Reading competence in the Latin language is strongly advised. LATN 1010  may not be applied to the minor. LATN 1020 , LATN 1030 , and all more advanced Latin courses may be applied to the minor. No more than 10 credits of Latin language may be applied to the minor.
  3. No more than 10 credits from any discipline may be applied to the minor, unless approved by Director.
  4. Up to 15 transfer credits may be applied to the minor when approved by the medieval and early modern studies Director.
  5. Courses having an MVST prefix may be applied only to the medieval studies minor.
  6. University Honors Program students may apply no more than 15 credits of Honors medieval course work to the medieval and early modern studies minor.
  7. Some University Honors Program courses are similar to upper-division courses offered by other departments. Honors Program students may not apply these courses to the minor: PHIL 3020  (similar to HONR 1030 ), Medieval Literature (similar to HONR 1130 ), or HIST 3060  (similar to HONR 1230 ).
  8. Students who decide to pursue a minor in medieval and early modern studies should contact the Director of the minor. In consultation with the Director, students will design a program that best fits their interests and complements their majors. The Director posts the list of all approved classes each quarter, and assures that all requirements are fulfilled and that the minor is noted on the transcript.
  9. See policy for minors (84-1 ) for more information.

Courses Specific to the Medieval Studies Minor