The Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University offers an undergraduate minor in medieval studies. The many undergraduate classes offered at the University in medieval language, literature, history and religion can be combined to form the minor. Undergraduate students are also welcome to attend the International Congress on Medieval Studies held annually at the University.

Minor program

Students with an undergraduate minor must complete 24 credit hours, to include the following:

  • HIST 3600: The Medieval World: Society and Culture (three credit hours).
  • MDVL 2000: Voices of the Middle Ages (three credit hours).

Additional hours

Eighteen additional hours of coursework may be selected from eligible courses that include any with substantial resources or subject matter from before the year 1800, with the approval of the director of the Medieval Institute. The student should take care that the courses selected represent the interdisciplinary nature of medieval studies.