Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Minors select courses under the supervision of the Undergraduate Director, who assists in tailoring the curriculum to the students’ individual interests.
Six 4-credit courses are required for the minor (letter-grades only; minimum of “C-” to count towards the requirements):
1. MDVL 101 - Introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Studies [currently MDVL 101 – Introduction to Medieval Studies], or an equivalent upper-division course approved by Undergraduate Director.
2. Five courses in the student's chosen track (medieval or early modern). In cases in which ambiguities arise (e.g., when course coverage straddles both periods), the Program Director will consult with faculty to determine the track-status of a given course.
With the approval of the Undergraduate Director, these five courses may include one course in the track not chosen (medieval or early modern) or in classical studies. (Courses not designated by the CLAS, LAT, or GRK rubric, but still within the disciplinary boundaries of classical studies, for instance, courses in ancient history, philosophy, art history, or archaeology, can, with the approval of the Undergraduate Director, be counted as courses in classical studies.)
3. The five courses in No. 2 above must originate in at least two different departments. Courses not designated by the MDVL rubric, but still within the temporal boundaries of the program – e.g., carrying a History, Anthropology, or Romance Languages rubric – can, with the approval of the Undergraduate Director, be counted among these five required courses for the minor.
4. Three of the five courses in Nos. 2 and 3 above must be 300-level or higher, with at least one of these being a 400-level seminar.
A minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies may be taken concurrently with a major or minor in a department or another program (e.g., Women’s Studies, LACAS, Asian & Asian American Studies). Within the limits allowed by Harpur College, two courses that count towards another major or a minor may be counted towards fulfilling the requirements for the MDVL minor. For additional details, please refer to the “Optional Minors” section of the Harpur College Bulletin or consult with Academic Advising.