Medieval Studies Minor

The medieval studies minor supplements traditional majors for students specially interested in the Middle Ages. The minor consists of six courses selected with the approval of an advisor belonging to the medieval studies faculty. Courses are selected from the approved list, plus any others whose relevance can be demonstrated, notably “topics” courses, independent study, and appropriate courses in the College of Fine Arts, e.g., CFA MH 211. Each student’s program of study will be tentatively determined in advance with a view to intellectual cohesiveness; a program will be circulated among the medieval studies faculty for comment, then examined for final approval by a review board consisting of three faculty members. A grade of C or higher is required in each course; at least four courses must be at the 300 level or higher.

Approved Courses

All approved courses are 4 credit hours.

Archaeology

  • CAS AR 221 Archaeology of the Islamic World
  • CAS AR 273 Archaeology of the Viking Age
  • CAS AR 393 Out of the Fiery Furnace: Early Metallurgy of the Pre-Industrial World

Classical Studies

  • CAS CL 216 Greek and Roman Religion
  • CAS CL 303 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • CAS CL 310 The Classical Tradition in Modern Literature

English

  • CAS EN 515, 516 History of the English Language 1 and 2
  • CAS EN 521, 522 Literature of the Middle Ages 1and 2
  • CAS EN 561 Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

History

  • CAS HI 201 History of Medieval Europe
  • CAS HI 203 Magic, Science, and Religion (meets with CAS RN 242)
  • CAS HI 204 History of the Crusades
  • CAS HI 205 Millenarian Expectations in Western History, Year 1–2000
  • CAS HI 206 Heresy and Prosecution in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
  • CAS HI 244 England in the Middle Ages
  • CAS HI 257 Early Medieval Spain
  • CAS HI 264 French Feudal Society: 496–1339
  • CAS HI 363 Early Chinese History
  • CAS HI 370 The Samurai in Myth and History (meets with CAS LJ 282)
  • CAS HI 387 Introduction to the Middle East
  • CAS HI 406 Monks, Friars, and Saints
  • CAS HI 407 Topics in Medieval Culture (meets with CAS RN 470)
  • CAS HI 409 Medieval Science and Technology
  • CAS HI 412 Popular Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  • CAS HI 413 Gender in Medieval Christian Mysticism (meets with CAS RN 413)
  • CAS HI 486 Islamic History

History of Art & Architecture

  • CAS AH 111 Introduction to Art History I: Antiquity to the Middle Ages
  • CAS AH 240 Medieval Art
  • CAS AH 444 Seminar: Medieval Art

Modern Languages & Comparative Literature

  • CAS LJ 282 The Samurai in Myth and History (meets with HI 370)
  • CAS XL 383 Dante’s Hell (in English translation) (meets with CAS LI 555 and RN 555)
  • CAS XL 385 The Divine Comedy II: Purgatorio and Paradiso (meets with CAS LI 556 and CAS RN 385)

Philosophy

  • CAS PH 408 History of Medieval Philosophy

Religion

  • CAS RN 207 Myth and Religion in Literature
  • CAS RN 212 Christianity
  • CAS RN 214 Islam
  • CAS RN 242 Magic, Science, and Religion (meets with CAS HI 203)
  • CAS RN 307 Medieval Christianity
  • CAS RN 322 History of Judaism
  • CAS RN 325 Jewish Mysticism I: Formative Traditions
  • CAS RN 341 Islamic Mysticism: Sufism
  • CAS RN 344 Islam and the West
  • CAS RN 413 Gender in Medieval Christian Mysticism (meets with CAS HI 413)
  • CAS RN 470 Topics in Medieval Religious Culture (meets with CAS HI 407)
  • CAS RN 555 Dante’s Hell (in English translation) (meets with CAS LI 555 and XL 383)
  • CAS RN 556 Dante: The Divine Comedy II: Purgatorio and Paradiso (meets with CAS LI 556 and CAS XL 385)

Romance Studies

  • CAS LF 457 Medieval French Literature
  • CAS LF 564 Medieval Lyric
  • CAS LF 565 Medieval Courtly Literature
  • CAS LI 350 Italian Literature I: Medieval
  • CAS LI 555, Dante’s Hell (in English translation) (meets with CAS RN 555 and XL 383)
  • CAS LI 556 Dante: The Divine Comedy II: Purgatorio and Paradiso (meets with CAS RN 556 and CAS XL 385)
  • CAS LS 456 Spanish Medieval and Golden Age Literature
  • CAS LS 568 Prose Fiction of the Spanish Middle Ages