2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medieval Studies Minor

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Contact: Leslie Zarker Morgan, Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (Italian and French)
Office: Maryland Hall, Room 461
Telephone: 410‑617‑2926

Contact: Kerry Boeye, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts (Art History)
Office: College Center W029
Telephone: 410‑617‑5944
Website: www.loyola.edu/academics/medieval-studies

This program enables students to pursue an interdisciplinary program organized around the medieval time period, broadly defined. Students concentrating in a related area such as art, history, languages, music, philosophy, political science, or theology are encouraged to minor in medieval studies in order to broaden their comprehension of the cultural structures influencing their area of interest.

Requirements for the Minor (19 credits)

Requirements for the minor (19 credits) consist of six electives and a one-credit, interdisciplinary independent study (ML 400 ) done in connection with the sixth course. Students pursuing honors degrees in departments with honors programs may substitute their honors project for the final course and independent study (18 credits). The following restrictions apply:

  • no more than two courses can be taken in any one discipline (e.g., EN, HS, ML);
  • no more than two courses can be taken on one study abroad program;
  • two courses should be taken at the 300-level.

Students are encouraged to study and perfect their knowledge of Latin, especially if they are planning on going to graduate school in the field.

For students minoring in Medieval Studies with an allied major (such as Classics, Classical Studies, Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, English, History, Art History, Philosophy, Political Science, Theology), or minor or minors in an allied area (such as those above and also Catholic Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, etc.—this  list should not be presumed to be exhaustive), the Medieval Studies Coordinator(s) allow(s) departmentally-approved courses to count for both minors, or for the major and the minor so long as the policy of the other department or program is in agreement. We impose no limit on this, but it cannot occur with all six courses in any one single other department. The final one-credit capstone paper bears the "Medieval Studies Capstone" label and as such stands alone. Students interested in minoring should contact the department early in their career.


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