The Medieval Studies minor is an interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages and allows focused study within the parameters of a single methodology or discipline.

Policies

Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Of the 18 credits applied to the minor, 12 credits must be at the 300- or 400-level.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: MEST

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Core Courses

Select 9 credits from the following courses 9
Material Culture and History
Art of the Islamic World (Mason Core)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art (Mason Core)
Western Medieval Art (Mason Core)
Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization (Mason Core)
Western Europe in the Middle Ages
Catholicism
Islamic Thought (Mason Core)
Literacy and Intellectural Culture
Literature of the Middle Ages
Chaucer
Topics in Medieval French Literature and Culture
Medieval Intellectual Topics
Medieval and Early Modern Literature of Spain
Total Credits9

Electives

Select 9 credits from the following:9
Arts of Medieval England (Mason Core)
Early Renaissance Art in Italy, 1300-1500 (Mason Core)
The Silk Road (Mason Core)
Advanced Studies in Medieval or Islamic Art
Topics in Literature (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Topics in Global History (Mason Core) (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Topics in European History (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Women in Islamic Society (Mason Core)
Major Arab Writers/Stories (Mason Core)
Topics in Arabic Religious Thought and Texts (Mason Core)
Survey of Chinese Literature (Mason Core)
Major Chinese Writers (Mason Core)
The Legacy of Greece and Rome (Mason Core)
Topics in World Literature (Mason Core) (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Major French Writers (Topic Varies) (Mason Core) (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Special Topics Related to French Literature and Culture (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Major Writers (Mason Core) (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Major Italian Writers (Mason Core) (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Topics in Japanese Literature (Mason Core) (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Traditional Korean Literature in Translation
Studies in Roman Literature (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Studies in Roman Literature (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Major Russian Writers (Mason Core) (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Major Hispanic Writers (Mason Core) (when topic is applicable to medieval studies with approval of minor director)
Mysticism: East and West
Judaism from Exile to Talmud
Sufism
Muhammad: Life and Legacy
Judaism (Mason Core)
Qur'an and Hadith
Beginnings of Christianity
Total Credits9