Minor in Medieval Studies

This minor is available to students registered in a 120 credit hour Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Community Design, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Informatics, Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences) program.

Students seeking an interdisciplinary minor in Medieval Studies will be expected to take a minimum of 24 to a maximum of 27 credit hours beyond the 1000 level, including six credit hours in a language course at or above the 2000 level, with at least 12 credit hours at or above the 3000 level, and with courses taken from at least two of the participating departments or programs.


Language work - six credit hours in one of the following languages at or above the 2000 level: Arabic, Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Courses treating texts in translation do not count. For languages other than Latin and Green, courses taught in English do not count.

And any 18 credit hours selected from the course list below; within these 18 credit hours, courses must be taken from at least two of the participating departments or programs.

  • CLAS 2282.03: Catholicism
  • CLAS 3381.03: Medieval Philosophy from Augustine to Anselm
  • CLAS 3382.03: Medieval Philosophy from Arabic and Jewish Thinkers to Aquinas
  • CLAS 3411.03: St. Augustine’s Confessions Books 1-9
  • CLAS 3412.03: St. Augustine’s Confessions Books 10-13
  • CLAS 3431.03: St. Augustine’s On the Trinity Part 1
  • CLAS 3432.03: St. Augustine’s On the Trinity Part 2
  • CLAS 3840X/Y.06: Latin Philosophical Texts
  • CLAS 3841.03: Latin Philosophical Texts: Aquinas
  • CLAS 3842.03: Latin Philosophical Texts: Anselm and Bonaventure
  • CLAS 3910X/Y.06: Neoplatonism: Plato and Neoplatonism
  • CLAS 4400X/Y.06: Philosophy of the Church Fathers
  • CLAS 4450X/Y.06: Medieval Interpreters of Aristotle
  • CLAS 4060.03: Boethius and Prosimetrum: Poetry and Prose in the Consolation of Philosophy
  • ENGL 2018.03: Arthur
  • ENGL 2020.03: Sampling Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 3005.03: Canterbury Tales
  • ENGL 3007.03: Old English
  • ENGL 3203.03: History of the English Language
  • ENGL 3008.03: Nordic Saga

Some 4000 level seminars may be counted where content is appropriate (e.g. Medieval Romance, Medieval Outlaws); check with advisor.

  • FREN 3300.03: Medieval French Literature
  • FREN 4001.03: Histoire du francais - Moyen Age/History of French - The Middle Ages
  • FREN 4300.03: Le Roman courtois/Courtly Novels
  • FREN 4301.03: La Poesie courtoise/Courtly Poetry
  • HIST 2001.03: Early Medieval Europe
  • HIST 2002.03: Later Medieval Europe
  • HIST 2101.03: Medieval England
  • HIST 2153.03: Scotland from the Earliest Times to the Reformation
  • HIST 2503.03: From Cordoba to Jakarta, Islamic Civilizations in a Global Perspective (700-1700)
  • HIST 3002.03: The Medieval Church
  • HIST 3003.03: Celtic Britain and Ireland to 1400
  • HIST 3509.03: Caliphs and Khans, Islamic Civilization in the Abbasid and Mongol Age (750-1300)
  • HIST 3511.03: Classical and Medieval History of the Persianate World
  • HIST 4003.03: Medieval Civilization
  • HIST 4004.03: Crime and Society in Post-Conquest England
  • HIST 4545.03: Scripture and Statecraft: History of Islamic Political Thought
  • HSTC 2000X/Y.06: Ancient and Medieval Science
  • HSTC 2202.03: The Beginnings of Western Medicine: The Birth of the Body
  • HSTC 3121.03: The Stone and the Elixir: History of Alchemy in the Latin West
  • HSTC 3610.03: Studies in Ancient and Medieval Science (topics vary; check with advisor)
  • MUSC 4283.03: Early Music Analysis
  • MUSC 4358.03: Studies in Medieval Music (topics vary; check with advisor)
  • MUSC 4359.03: Studies in Medieval Music (topics vary; check with advisor)
  • RELS 4010.03: Islamic Philosophy: al-Ghazali
  • RELS 4011.03: Jewish Philosophy: Maimonide

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