Minors

Minor in Ancient and Medieval Studies

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Ancient and Medieval Studies involves a multi-disciplinary examination of the culture, history, literature, philosophy, art, drama, science, mathematics, politics, and religion during the roughly 6500 year period spanning from around 5000 BCE to 1500 CE. That last date is traditionally thought to close the Medieval period, but in reality, it is an arbitrary point-both the Ancient and the Medieval periods bleed into and exert an important influence on those of the Renaissance and Early-Modern periods. Students will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge in these directions.

Students must complete seven courses from the list described below.


Required Courses


Interdisciplinary; One of:

  • GNED 1201 - Aesthetic Experience and Ideas
  • GNED 1202 - Texts and Ideas
  • GNED 1203 - Cultural Perspectives on Science


Literary; One of:

  • ENGL 2210 - English Literature to the Restoration
  • ENGL 3306 - History of the English Language
  • ENGL 3323 - Early Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 3324 - Literature in the Age of Chaucer
  • ENGL 4410 - Select Topics in Medieval Literature, 650-1500


Historical; One of:

  • HIST 1101 - Europe to 1500
  • HIST 2204 - The Medieval World
  • HIST 2206 - The History of Ancient Rome
  • HIST 2238 - Topics in Ancient/Medieval European History
  • HIST 3201 - Crime, Punishment and Social Control in Pre-Modern Europe
  • HIST 4733 - Advanced Topics in European Social and Cultural History *

*This course requires one or more prerequisites outside of the minor.

Other Perspectives; One of:

  • ANTH 1105 - Ancient Peoples and Places
  • ANTH 2225 - Ancient Civilizations
  • ANTH 2215 - Archaeology of the Levant
  • ANTH 2270 - Archaeology of Egypt and the Nile Valley
  • ARTH 1101 - The History of Art: Prehistory to Renaissance
  • CLAS 1111 - The Technical Terms of Medicine and the Life Sciences
  • GNED 2203 - Mathematics and Human Experience
  • HUMN 1109 - Western Culture I: Before the Reformation
  • HUMN 2219 - Ancient Greece (800 BCE - 323 BCE)
  • PHIL 2204 - Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 2211 - The Classical Period
  • PLSC 2210 - History of Political Thought I


Additional Options:

Three additional courses must be taken from any of those courses listed above or in combination with the list of courses below. No more than one course from the list below can be used to satisfy requirements in the minor.

  • ENGL 3312 - Shakespeare: The Earlier Plays
  • ENGL 3313 - Shakespeare: The Later Plays
  • ENGL 3342 - Early Seventeenth-Century Literature
  • ENGL 4420 - Select Topics in Early Modern Literature, 1450-1700
  • HIST 2229 - Europe: The Renaissance to the French Revolution
  • HIST 3329 - The Witch Trials of Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 3333 - The Renaissance
  • HIST 3335 - The Reformation
  • HUMN 2221 - Science and Religion in Early Modern Europe
  • PHIL 2215 - The Early Modern Period
  • PLSC 2211 - History of Political Thought II


Notes:

Students must complete no more than three courses at the 1000 level and at least one course at the 3000 level or higher.

Students should be aware registration in senior level course options may require successful completion of specific courses at the 1000, 2000, and/or 3000 level.