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Struggles within (and between) religions, Eastern influences on Western music, curricula revisions in the universities, conflicts between church and state, buildings soaring towards the heavens, trial by jury, and people struggling to blend the old ways with new knowledge – all very modern, yes? NO. Students willing to throw away the pre-college roadmap labeled “Dark Ages” and embark on an intellectual journey will be richly rewarded for their participation in the Medieval Studies minor. Through an interdisciplinary approach to the period between 500 and 1500, students will plot their own course to discover the complexity and richness of medieval life. A member of the English Department will provide advising for those minoring in Medieval Studies.

Minor in Medieval Studies

This minor is open to students in any bachelor’s degree program. The 18 credits required for this minor are distributed in this way:

Required Course: MS 200 Introduction to Medieval Studies (3 credits)
Electives: Any five of the following three-credit courses:

ART 365 The Art of Medieval Europe PHIL 206 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
ENG 300 Medieval Literature PHIL 214 Franciscan Philosophical Thought
ENG 301 King Arthur in History and Myth RELS 308 The Franciscan Tradition
ENG 305 Chaucer LT 101/102 Latin I, Latin II
ENG 310 History of the English Language FRE 101 Elementary French I
ENG 312 Literature of the Saints SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I
ENG 345 Myths, Fairy Tales and the Medieval Romance IT 101 Elementary Italian I
HIST 300 Medieval Times  

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For more information regarding Medieval Studies please contact the Chairperson of the department

Dr. Robert McParland
Kirby Hall Room 329


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