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Medieval Studies

The historical period known as the Middle Ages has a rich and stimulating cultural and intellectual tradition that offers a unique insight not only into its own significant historical era but also into contemporary Western Civilization. Students may draw from a wide variety of disciplines to develop a portrait of this exciting and important time period: history, literature, philosophy, theology, art, and languages. A minor in Medieval Studies recognizes a student's appreciation for and understanding of the thought and spirit of the Middle Ages. An interdisciplinary committee oversees the minor.

Minor Requirements

  1. The student must be a degree candidate at Saint Anselm College.
  2. The student must formally register for the minor with the chair of the minor committee no later than the first semester of the junior year.
  3. The student must complete five courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course. The student must earn a minimum C+ (2.33) cumulative grade point average in the minor courses.
    1. The student is required to take either Medieval Philosophy (PH212) or Great Books Seminar III-Medieval (PH263).
    2. The student is required to take either The Early Middle Ages (HI313) or The High Middle Ages (HI314).
    3. The student is required to take one course in medieval art or literature: for example, Post-Classical Latin (CL46), Studies in Medieval Literature (EN233), Special Topics in Medieval Literature (EN333), or Art of the Middle Ages (FAH212).
    4. The student is required to take Medieval Theology (TH321).
    5.  The student is to take one other course concerning the Middle Ages. This course can be from those listed in a-c above or from other related courses such as TH400 or PH467 when they focus on a medieval figure.
  4. The student must successfully complete a comprehensive oral examination on material from the five minor courses.