Minor in Medieval Studies
EXPLORE AN ERA OF RENEWAL AND DEVELOPMENT
Cardinal Newman referred to The Middle Ages as “the Benedictine Centuries.” This important historical era laid the foundations for the emergence of modern Europe. The political, social, and economic developments of the period, and the languages, literatures, philosophies, and theology of its peoples are of considerable significance in our understanding of both the past and the present. Armed with this knowledge, you will have skills relevant to a variety of careers, including writing, teaching, practicing law, and curating.
Students must complete 15 hours of courses from the following list with a grade of “C” or better. No more than 9 of the 15 hours may be taken within a single discipline.
EN 403: Medieval Literature
EN 413: Dante
HI 350: History of the Benedictine Tradition
HI 355: Vikings
HI 360: The Crusades
HI 404: Early Christian Ireland
LA 201: Intermediate Latin I
LA 202: Intermediate Latin II
PO 402: Medieval Political Philosophy
Other courses may be included towards the requirements of the minor at the discretion of the director, including, amongst others:
EN 400: Love in the Literary Tradition
TH 250: Thomas Becket to Thomas More
TH 358: Major Figures in Theology
TH 407: Classical Texts in Theology
At least 9 of the credits for the minor must be taken within a single discipline.
*It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
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