Medieval Studies, B.A.
The Medieval Studies Program affords the student an opportunity for a classically liberal education within a broad subset of Western (Celtic, Franconic, Italic, Germanic, Visigothic) and non-Western (Byzantine, Islamic, Persian) contexts. Studies reveal how the historical shapes, institutional structures, literary visions and artistic forms that emerged from the Middle Ages have colored our concepts of God, society, self, love, individualism and success. It is appropriate for preprofessional training in multiple fields such as business, religious studies, biology, music theory, and world languages and literatures. The major can also lead to graduate work in medieval studies or, more usually, in such disciplines as literature, history, and art and music history.