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.
- The student must be a degree candidate at Saint Anselm College.
- 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.
- 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.
- The student is required to take either Medieval Philosophy (PH212) or Great Books Seminar III-Medieval (PH263).
- The student is required to take either The Early Middle Ages (HI313) or The High Middle Ages (HI314).
- 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).
- The student is required to take Medieval Theology (TH321).
- 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.
- The student must successfully complete a comprehensive oral examination on material from the five minor courses.