The middle ages were a time of prolific growth in art, science, literature and architecture. Become an expert in this era with a minor in medieval studies.
Calvin's group minor in medieval studies is designed to critically examine the medieval roots of modern culture. The interdisciplinary program features courses in art, history, music, philosophy and religion and will prepare you for graduate school work, in a variety of topics such as classics, english, history, art history, or medieval studies.
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Spend an interim abroad in Italy; Study under a faculty of devoted, Christian educators; Submit your work to the Chimes or Dialogue.
(18 semester hours)
This minor requires a minimum of 18 regular semester hours (including a three-hour interim course), of which at least one course must be taken in history (HIST-263), and one course in Latin, a vernacular European language, Greek, or Arabic at the intermediate level. (Ordinarily this last requirement will be met with a course in literature, rather than conversational language study.) The remaining regular course requirements for the minor will be met by courses chosen from among those listed below to meet the interests and needs of the student. Elective courses must be chosen out of one of two fields of interest ("History and ideas", or "Literature and language"), with the understanding that this field is outside the student's current major. (For example, a history or philosophy major will choose his/her elective courses from the "literature and language" field, a classics major would choose his/her elective courses from the "history and ideas" field).
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