The graduate minor in medieval studies enables graduates to demonstrate their course preparation in the field to schools and employers. Furthermore, it identifies graduates as medievalists who are comfortable in a number of disciplines and who are interested in the broader questions of medieval studies.
Students may declare the minor at either the master’s or the doctoral level. Graduate students who declare the minor are placed in contact with professors in many different departments on campus who may serve on their committees. To fulfill the requirements, students take coursework with professors from other departments at the U, as well as interact with distinguished visiting scholars, brought in regularly by the center for events such as the distinguished speakers’ series, workshops, and conferences.
MA minor requires two courses (6 semester credits) outside the major program.
- One course which demonstrates a command of Latin. This is normally a 51xx Latin course, but another course may be substituted with the consent of the director of graduate studies (DGS).
- An additional course in medieval studies or on a medieval topic. The grade in each course must be B or above.
PhD minor requires four courses (12 semester credits) outside the major department.
- One course which demonstrates a command of Latin. This is normally a 51xx Latin course, but another course may be substituted with the consent of the DGS.
- A second Latin course 51xx or above, or a course 5xxx or above in Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Classical Chinese, or a medieval vernacular outside the student’s major program.
- Two further courses in medieval studies or on medieval topics. The grade in each course must be B or above. Courses counted toward the MA minor may also be counted toward the PhD minor.
- To declare a minor in medieval studies students need to fill out an application and return it to the medieval studies director of graduate studies. Students must also formally declare a medieval studies minor on their degree plan form filed with the graduate school. The medieval studies DGS must sign the degree plan form.
- If an MA minor as described above has already been obtained, then only six additional semester credits are required, including one 51xx or higher Latin course.
- Students in classical fields using Latin to satisfy their classical requirements must substitute a medieval vernacular language for Latin.