Medieval Studies

Minor Description:

A broadly based thematic minor focusing on the Middle Ages exposes students to many different disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, etc. Medievalists will be well trained in critical thinking, writing, historical research, interdisciplinary approaches, and cultural awareness, and will also understand the need to know a foreign language. The thematic minor in Medieval Studies offers students a unique opportunity to build an interdisciplinary package of 18 units to go along with a wide range of majors.

Minor Requirements:

Core Requirement–complete two of three:

GER/HIST 278 Medieval Answers to Modern Problems
HIST 405A Medieval Europe
ITAL 250A Italian Literature in Translation: The Middle Ages

In addition to two core courses students must complete an additional four minor electives:

The minor must include no fewer than 18 units, of which a minimum of 9 units must be upper division.


The thematic minor in Medieval Studies does not have competitive admission and is open to all students. 

Declaring the Minor:

To declare the Medieval Studies Thematic Minor, students need to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in the Colleges of Letters, Arts, and Science.

You can schedule an appointment to meet with a CLAS Academic Advisor in two ways:

1. Call the main number: 520-621-7763, or
2. Stop by the CLAS Academic Advising Center front desk in Bear Down Gym, main entrance, just inside the doors toward the left

Double Use of Minor Course Work:

Courses used in the minor may not be used to fulfill any other degree requirements with the exception of 6 units from Tier 2.

Courses from your major may not be used to fulfill minor requirements.