Medieval Studies

The interdisciplinary minor in Medieval Studies brings together students and faculty with a special interest in the Middle Ages. Drawing on a broad range of course offerings in several departments, and in consultation with a  faculty adviser, students develop a course of study that complements their individual interests. A minor in Medieval Studies allows students to gain a deep knowledge of how the modern world we live in was shaped by the events, people, arts and ideas of the fifth to sixteenth centuries. The breadth and rigor of the research, analysis, and writing skills learned as part of the minor in Medieval Studies strengthen students’ preparation for a variety of careers. From manuscripts to cathedrals, Charlemagne’s court to the Crusades, or Beowulf to Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table, the minor in Medieval Studies offers many rich opportunities for intellectual discovery. Click here for partial list of approved courses, or to learn more.