The Minor in Medieval Studies is of interest and use to graduate students seeking to study the Middle Ages in a way that would complement and deepen their study of history, language, literature, art, etc. The program will allow these students to gather the broadly interdisciplinary coursework outside the student’s home department or program into a meaningful credential that appears on their transcript.
A student should declare their interest to the Director of the Medieval Studies Program before beginning coursework required for the minor. See Contact Box for Director information.
Graduate students interested in completing the Doctoral Minor in Medieval Studies must complete a minimum of 9 credits of courses from the list that appears below.
|SCAND ST/MEDIEVAL 409||Survey of Old Norse-Icelandic Literature||3|
|SCAND ST/MEDIEVAL 430||The Vikings||4|
|SCAND ST/MEDIEVAL 444||Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore||4|
|ART HIST 715||Topics in Medieval Art||3|
|ENGL 314||Structure of English||3|
|ENGL 417||History of the English Language||3|
|ENGL/MEDIEVAL 520||Old English||3|
|ENGL/MEDIEVAL 521||Advanced Old English Literature||3|
|ENGL/MEDIEVAL 803||Topics in Medieval Literature||3|
|HISTORY/MEDIEVAL/RELIG ST 309||The Crusades: Christianity and Islam||3-4|
|HISTORY 417||History of Russia||3-4|
|HISTORY/LEGAL ST 426||The History of Punishment||3-4|
|HISTORY/SCAND ST 431||History of Scandinavia to 1815||3|
|SPANISH/MEDIEVAL 503||Survey of Medieval Literature||3|
|SPANISH/MEDIEVAL 504||Survey of Medieval Literature||3|
|SPANISH/MEDIEVAL 541||Old Spanish||3|
|SPANISH/MEDIEVAL 718||Topics in Medieval Spanish Literature||3|
|HISTORY 805||Seminar-Medieval History||1-3|
|ITALIAN/MEDIEVAL 659||Dante's Divina Commedia||3|
|ITALIAN/MEDIEVAL 671||The 13th Century||3|
|LATIN/MEDIEVAL 563||Mediaeval Latin||3|
|MUSIC 411||Survey of Music in the Middle Ages||3|
|MUSIC 412||Survey of Music in the Renaissance||3|
The following constraints should be taken into consideration when selecting courses:
- Only courses that carry the "Graduate 50%" attribute may be used to meet program requirements.
- To ensure that students achieve interdisciplinarity in their studies, courses must be selected from at least two different subject listings.
- To ensure breadth of study beyond a student's focused doctoral research, courses must be selected from subject listings offered outside the student's home department or program.
See a full list of faculty here: Faculty - Medieval Studies - UW-Madison.