Effective Fall 2011 

The minor in MEMS is designed to provide a basic, interdisciplinary familiarity with the pre-modern world.  The minor fosters geographic and cross-cultural breadth, but also allows students to integrate their interdisciplinary studies with a defined historical, geographical, or topical focus planned with the concentration advisor.  Possibilities include pre-modern cultural areas (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East) or focused thematic subjects (e.g., material culture; women and gender; science, technology, and medicine; Jewish studies; religion and philosophy; music, theatre and performance; colonialism).

Prerequisite to the Academic Minor

None

Academic Minor Program

15 credit hours (and five courses), including at least two upper-division courses, in the medieval and early modern periods, chosen in consultation with the MEMS minor advisor. These courses must include

  1. Geographic area courses.  Select one course  from two of these five areas: 
    1. African cultures
    2.  American cultures
    3. Asian cultures
    4.  European cultures
    5. Middle Eastern cultures
  2. Disciplinary courses.  Select one course  from three of these four disciplines:
    1.  historical studies
    2.  art historical or archaeological studies
    3.  language or literary studies
    4. musicological studies

A single course may count toward both geographic and disciplinary distribution requirements.  With the approval of the minor advisor, students whose concentration includes a medieval and early modern studies course in one of these disciplinary categories may substitute one course from a discipline different from that of the concentration.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled at the Program Office.

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Academic Minor (through Summer 2011) +

Effective through Summer 2011 

Academic Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)

The minor in MEMS is designed to provide a basic, interdisciplinary familiarity with the pre-modern world.  The minor fosters geographic and cross-cultural breadth, but also allows students to integrate their interdisciplinary studies with a defined historical, geographical, or topical focus planned with the concentration advisor.  Possibilities include pre-modern cultural areas (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East) or focused thematic subjects (e.g., material culture; women and gender; science, technology, and medicine; Jewish studies; religion and philosophy; music, theatre and performance; colonialism).

Constraints: Not open to MEMS concentrators.

Prerequisite to the Academic Minor:   none

Academic Minor Program:  15 credit hours (and five courses), including at least two upper-division courses, in the medieval and early modern periods, chosen in consultation with the MEMS minor advisor. These courses must include

1.    Geographic area courses.  Select one course each from two of these five areas: 

a.    African cultures

b.    American cultures

c.     Asian cultures

d.    European cultures

e.    Middle Eastern cultures

2.   Disciplinary courses.  Select one course each from three of these four disciplines:

a.    historical studies

b.    art historical or archaeological studies

c.     language or literary studies

d.    musicological studies

A single course may count toward both geographic and disciplinary distribution requirements.  With the approval of the minor advisor, students whose concentration includes a medieval and early modern studies course in one of these disciplinary categories may substitute one course from a discipline different from that of the concentration.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled at the Program Office.


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