2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEES) Minor

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor emphasizes a breadth of experience in the pre-modern world and so has the following requirements:

  1. Students will only be granted up to twelve (12) credits per discipline.
  2. A minimum of three courses must be at the 3000-level or above.
Required Minor Courses
I. The following course:
RLCL 1214The Medieval World3
Subtotal3
II. Select one course from each of the following groups:6
Art and History
Medieval Art and Architecture
Renaissance Art and Architecture
Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture
The Later Roman Empire
The Medieval World
The Renaissance
The Era of The Reformation
Literature, Languages, and Thought
Medieval Literature
Renaissance Literature
Introduction to Old English
Topics in German Culture and Literature
Late Medieval Latin
Ancient Through Medieval Philosophy
Political Theory
Early Peninsular Culture and Literature
Early Spanish-American Culture and Literature
Topics in Early Modern Literature and Culture
Subtotal6
III. Additional Courses
Select three additional courses (9 credits) from those listed below or from topics courses relevant to Medieval & Early Modern Studies. 19
Survey of the History of Western Art
Medieval Art and Architecture 2
Renaissance Art and Architecture 2
Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture 2
Introduction to Shakespeare
Medieval Literature 2
Renaissance Literature 2
History of the English Language
Chaucer
Introduction to Old English 2
Studies in Shakespeare
Milton
French Culture from Middle Ages to Renaissance
Topics in German Culture and Literature 2
History of the Middle East
The Later Roman Empire 2
The Medieval World 2
The Renaissance 2
The Era of The Reformation 2
European Military History to 1789
Late Medieval Latin 2
Ancient Through Medieval Philosophy 2
Political Theory 2
The Medieval World 3
Islam
Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christianity
The Age of The Crusades
Early Peninsular Culture and Literature 2
Early Spanish-American Culture and Literature 2
Topics in Early Modern Literature and Culture 2
History of Science
History of Drama and Theatre
Subtotal9
Total Credits18
1

Permission to include courses not specifically listed here, however, must be granted by the minor coordinator.

2

Cross-listed in section II, above. Note, however, that these courses will not be counted twice.

3

Cross-listed in section I, above. Note, however, that these courses will not be counted twice.

Special offerings, topics courses, Independent Study (4974), Special Study (4984), or Undergraduate Research (4994) in any department, so long as the topic is appropriate, may also be counted towards this minor. Permission to include courses not specifically listed here, however, must be granted by the minor coordinator. Please note that all upper division courses may require prerequisites. Students must take responsibility to familiarize themselves with any other prerequisites that may be required when selecting courses. Students must have an over-all GPA of 2.0 and an in-minor GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate. Students interested in the Medieval & Early Modern Studies Minor are encouraged to talk with Prof. Charlene M. Eska, ceska@vt.edu, 540-231-2374