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Medieval Studies

Minor in Medieval Studies

The Medieval Studies minor is designed so that students will gain a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of the history and culture of the medieval world, learn to analyze the texts and artifacts needed to study medieval cultures, and recognize both the continuities and the differences between medieval societies and the contemporary world. Students wishing to declare a minor can do so through the Registrar’s minor and certificate application system, or by reaching out to their academic advisor. Students who have completed the requirements for the minor will have this achievement recognized on their official university transcript.

Requirements

15 semester credit hours, including 9 upper-division hours and 8 hours in residence consisting of:

  • 3 hours of coursework in Literary Approaches to the Middle Ages, chosen from the list below
  • 3 hours of coursework in Historical Approaches to the Middle Ages, chosen from the list below
  • 9 additional hours, chosen from either list below

Applicable Courses

Please note that not all applicable courses are offered every semester. Courses that are no longer offered, but can still be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor, are marked with **.

Literary Approaches to the Middle Ages

  • E 326L – Survey of Middle English Language and Literature
  • E 326K – Literature of the Middle Ages in Translation (formerly Survey of Medieval Literature)
  • E 336D – Dante
  • E 336E – British Survey: Beginnings to the Renaissance
  • E 349S, Topic 18 – Chaucer and Shakespeare
  • E 348 – Tolkien
  • E 350E, Topic 1 – Epics and Influences
  • E 352K – Arthurian Literature and Film (formerly E344C)
  • E 352V – Viking Literature
  • E 358J – The Bible as Literature
  • **E 360, Topic 3 – Envisioning Muslims
  • **E 360, Topic 5 – Race in the Middle Ages
  • E 361K – Early English Drama to 1630
  • E 364M – History of the English Language
  • E 364P – Old English
  • E 374G – Beowulf
  • E 376 – Chaucer
  • E 379R, Topic 2 – Fiction and Medievalism
  • GSD 340 – Vikings and their Literature
  • GSD 340E, Topic 1 – Germanic Religion and Myth
  • GSD 361 – Medieval Women Mystics
  • ITC 349, Topic 2 – Dante
  • ITC 349, Topic 6 – Boccaccio’s Decameron
  • MEL 321, Topic 1 / CL 323 / MES 342 / ISL 373 – Introduction to Arabic Literature
  • MEL 321, Topic 4 / ISL 373 / MES 342 – Arabian Nights
  • SPN 357, Topic 2 – Cultures in Contact in Medieval Spain

Historical Approaches to the Middle Ages

  • ARH 302 – Survey of Ancient to Medieval Art
  • **ARH 328J – Arts of Islam 650-1500
  • ARH 329J – Byzantine Art
  • ARH 329K – Early Medieval Art
  • **ARH 329N – Art and Architecture of Late Antiquity
  • **ARH 329P – Medieval Italy
  • **ARH 329R – Romanesque Art
  • ARH 329T – Art in the Age of Dante and Giotto
  • **ARH 330G – Art of the Gothic Courts
  • **ARH 330J – Amiens Cathedral
  • ARH 331K – Early Renaissance Art to 1450
  • ARH 331P – Art and the City in the Italian Renaissance
  • ARH 332K – Northern Renaissance Art, 1350-1500
  • ARH 361L / MES 343 / GSD 360 – Arabs and Vikings
  • ARH 362R – Topics in the Art of Late Antiquity
  • ARH 363 – Topics in Medieval Art
  • HIS 306, Topic 10 – Jewish Civilization, Beginnings to 1492
  • HIS 306K – Introduction to the Middle East: Religious, Historical and Cultural Foundations (6th-14th centuries)
  • HIS 306N – Medieval Material Culture
  • **HIS 309K – Western Civilization in Medieval Times
  • HIS 309M – The Medieval Millennium
  • HIS 343G – The Italian Renaissance
  • HIS 344G – The Twelfth-Century Renaissance
  • HIS 344S – The Crusades
  • HIS 346D – Medieval India
  • HIS 350L, Topic 33 – Heresy and the Inquisition
  • HIS 350L, Topic 34 – Medieval Islam
  • HIS 350L, Topic 54 – Epics and Heroes in India
  • HIS 350L, Topic 74 – Mystics, Visionaries, and Heretics in Medieval Europe
  • HIS 350L, Topic 89 – Creation
  • **HIS 362G, Topic 12 – Heretics and Freedom Fighters 1350-1650
  • HIS 362G, Topic 14 – The Church and the Jews
  • HIS 364G / ISL 373 / MES 343 / ARH 363 – History of the Medieval Middle East in 100 Objects
  • HIS 366N – Medieval Animals: Real and Imagined
  • HIS 375D – Islamic Spain and North Africa to 1492
  • MES 342, Topic 35 – Islamic Theology
  • MUS 379, Topic 3 – Singing Chant
  • PHIL 349 – History of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
  • R S 344 – The Age of Reformation
  • R S 357 – Russian Orthodox Religion/Culture