Related Graduate Minors

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

Graduate Minor in Moving Image Studies

Moving image studies highlights the many technical, economic, aesthetic, formal, historical, and theoretical issues that inform the ways moving images play out in contemporary culture.

The study of the moving image helps position graduate students for the job market in the context of a pervasive moving image culture that coincides with the globalization of capital and information in the new millennium. It provides them with the analytical tools and critical skills to understand the role of moving images in global mass communication, entertainment, and the articulation of knowledge and belief systems.

The minor program comprises courses from 13 different academic departments within the College of Liberal Arts. A list of approved courses is curated on a per-semester basis. Learn more about courses and requirements for the MIMS minor.

Graduate Minor in Museum Studies

The museum studies graduate minor explores the history, philosophy, operations, and functions of museums–broadly defined to include art, science, history, specialized museums, and others. The interdisciplinary program combines a theoretical basis with practical experiences in the form of internships, field trips, and directed research projects to give students a foundation for work in university, public, and private museums in a rapidly growing profession.

We offer many opportunities related to this graduate minor; internships or entry-level positions at local museums, botanical gardens, historical houses, monuments, and other areas of curation are available. As a student in this minor you have the opportunity to focus on the area of your choice, whether it is exhibition design, curatorial research, education, or something else entirely. This minor is hosted by the College of Design