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Medieval and Early Modern StudiesMedieval and Early Modern Studies

MDEM Major:

This interdisciplinary major enables students to study medieval and early modern cultures in the period between 500 and 1700 C.E.  The program combines a broad background in various aspects of medieval and early modern culture with more specialized study in a selected field.

These fields of emphasis include medieval and early modern art history, history, literature (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Latin), music, philosophy, and religion.

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements in the current General Announcements.  Students majoring in Medieval and Early Modern studies must complete at least 30 semester hour (10 courses); the minimum for double majors is 24 hours.  All majors must complete five (5) medieval and early modern courses at the 300 or 400 level.

 



Degree Requirements for BA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies:

 

Students majoring in Medieval and Early Modern Studies must complete at least 30 hours (at least 10 courses); the minimum for double majors is 24 hours (art least 8 courses).  Three of these must be from three different focus areas among the following:

  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • English
  • French Studies
  • History
  • Jewish Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Music 

All majors must complete at least five (5) Medieval and Early Modern courses at the 300 or 400 level.

It is recommended, but not required, that students take two semesters at the college level in an appropriate language (or languages), specially if they intend to pursue graduate studies. 

Please see Medieval and Early Modern Studies Course Catalog