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Group minor requirements

This minor requires a minimum of 18 regular semester hours (including a three-hour interim course). The remaining regular course requirements will be met by courses from the list below that fit your interests and needs.

Required courses: 6-7 hours

You will take at least one course in History (HIST 263, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1000-1500 (3 hrs) and one language course of your choice at the intermediate level (3-4hrs): Latin, a vernacular European language, Greek, or Arabic. Ordinarily the language requirement is met with a course in literature, rather than a conversational language course.

Required interim: 3 hours

The medieval studies interim course, IDIS 206 Introduction to Medieval Studies, aims to teach skills that are specific to our interdisciplinary method of studying the Middle Ages. This course is offered every other year.

Electives: 9 or more hours

You will choose three or more elective courses from outside of your major. For example, a history or philosophy major might choose elective courses from language or religion; a classics major might choose elective courses from history or music.

  • Art History 232, 233, 234, 235
  • English 310, 337 (Chaucer)
  • French 394
  • German 390
  • History 262, 362
  • Interdisciplinary 198
  • Latin 101, 102, 201, 202, 206, 391
  • Music 205
  • Philosophy 251, 322
  • Religion 243, 341
  • Spanish 366


Go to the courses section for complete descriptions of the medieval studies minor courses listed here.

Your advisor

If you are interested in pursuing a minor in medieval studies, consult a faculty member of the medieval studies minor committee for selection of your elective courses.