The Medieval Studies minor educates students about European culture and society from late antiquity to the Renaissance. Students study the forms and systems that governments, organizations, and individuals created to address problems and challenges from the fifth through the fifteenth centuries. Students study factual and chronological information, read texts written in the period, examine objects, structures, ceremonies and performances, and review a range of theoretical approaches to various issues that shaped culture and society during the time. Students are encouraged to view these issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, which allows them to understand this era both broadly and deeply.
Winthrop students who minor in Medieval Studies will: