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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medieval Studies Minor


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Theresa M. Earenfight, PhD, Advisor
Web: http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/departments/medieval/

 

Objectives

The program of courses comprising the Medieval Studies Minor will enable humanities students to gain an interdisciplinary insight into the medieval mind and heart.  Though open to any undergraduate, this minor is designed to complement major studies in philosophy, history, English, modern language, and humanities studies in the Honors Program.  All courses will have three objectives: (1) to enter into the ethos of this period through a synthesis of tests, methods, and viewpoints from a variety of disciplines, (2) to develop an adequate scholarly apparatus, and (3) to prepare and qualify students for graduate studies in this area. 

 

Requirements


In order to earn a minor in medieval studies, students must complete 30 credits of course work in medieval 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 may include those which fulfill university core or elective requirements and those taken to fulfill a major.

Approved Courses for Students Enrolled in the Honors Program:


Approved Courses for Students Not Enrolled in the Honors Program:


Fine Arts


Medieval Studies


Theology and Religious 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.
  4. Up to 15 transfer credits may be applied to the minor when approved by the medieval studies coordinator.
  5. Courses having an MVST prefix, that is, special topics courses (MVST 4910 ) and independent study courses (MVST 4960 , MVST 4990 ), may be applied only to the medieval studies minor.
  6. Honors Program students may apply no more than 15 credits of Honors medieval course work to the medieval studies minor.
  7. Some Honors Program courses are similar to upper-division courses offered by the humanities 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 studies should contact the coordinator of the minor. In consultation with the coordinator, students will design a program that best fits their interests and complements their majors. The coordinator 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


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