Why medieval studies
The Middle Ages was a formative period for modern culture and institutions. It decisively shaped the history of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
Medieval scholars rediscovered the classics and laid the foundations of Christian liberal arts education. Important political concepts such as national sovereignty, constitutionalism, and representative government were born in this period.
Modern European languages and vernacular literary traditions first appeared in the Middle Ages. This minor in medieval studies aims to inspire you to both appreciate and to examine critically the medieval roots of modern culture.