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Shaping Our Future by Understanding Our Past

Medieval studies

The interdisciplinary minor in medieval studies aims to inspire you to both appreciate and to examine critically the medieval roots of modern culture. This minor may be taken in conjunction with any major, but it will be especially useful for students of those fields that touch on the study of the Middle Ages, such as:

In addition, the medieval studies minor may be useful preparation if you are considering graduate school in any of these fields.

The group minor in medieval studies is administered by an interdepartmental committee. Members of the committee are Frans van Liere (history), Karen Saupe (English), Henry Luttikhuizen (art), Tim Steele (music), and Mark Williams (classics). If you are interested, consult a member of the medieval studies minor committee for advising on course selections.

Hands-on history

The medieval studies minor offers a number of opportunities for you to study in medieval locations, either for a semester or for an interim.

Courses in the program also often include field trips and other ways to learn about and experience the Middle Ages with all of your senses.

IDIS 198
Classical & Medieval Palaeography

IDIS 198 will be offered Spring 2016. Practice reading scripts while learning about the production of written texts before the invention of the printing press. Texts will include classical and patristic texts, especially the Latin Bible. No pre-requisites, and no previous knowledge of Latin required. (1 credit hour.) Find out more.

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