Graduate Minor in Early Modern Studies

The University of Minnesota's graduate minor in early modern studies offers MA and PhD students an opportunity to enrich their major field program with solid grounding in theories and methods used by scholars across disciplines who study the early modern period.

The minor draws upon the University’s exceptional resources for studying the early modern period, such as library collections and colloquia. Most importantly, the graduate faculty includes internationally recognized scholars from a wide range of programs, including anthropology, English, French & Italian, geography, German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch, history, history of science, technology, and medicine, Spanish and Portuguese studies, and theater arts & dance. Graduate students earn credits while building an intellectual community among their cohort and tap into the exciting interdisciplinary research going on in early modern studies at the University of Minnesota and around the world. Upon graduation, students receive a formal certification of their cross-disciplinary training as part of a recognized university minor.

Program Highlights

  • Requirements complement and are easily integrated into most major programs
  • Co-taught by faculty from two different departments, core seminar provides formal interdisciplinary training
  • Electives come from a wide range of courses from across the university
  • Creates formal and informal opportunities for professional development

For more information about the graduate minor in early modern studies, please email the EMS Director of Graduate Studies or check out the CEMH website.