"I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging,..." (Gandalf)
Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary minor for students interested in the many different Middle Ages. We live in a world where modern re-imaginings of the Middle Ages permeate our everyday lives, from television to video games to terrorist groups claiming to be re-establishing a medieval world. Medieval Studies examines the real Middle Ages, as well as why and how they continue to affect our lives today.
Students who follow this minor take courses in the following areas to explore the Middle Ages in many different ways:
- Foreign Languages
- Art History
- Religious Studies
Students will interact with and analyze medieval texts, artifacts and art, as they search for the truths of the medieval world. As Umberto Eco said once, we are "We are dreaming the Middle Ages" because "Our return to the Middle Ages is a quest for our roots..." We invite you to join in this adventure!
A student may earn an undergraduate minor in Medieval Studies by successful completion of an interdisciplinary program of 18 semester hours.
- Dr. Alexandra Hellenbrand
Languages, Literatures & Culture and Interdisciplinary Studies
Office: Living Learning Center, Academic Building, room 129
Phone: (828) 262-7225
- Dr. Alison Gulley
Office: Sanford, room 333
Phone: (828) 262-3099
- Dr. Mary Valante
Office: Anne Belk Hall, room 249H
Phone: (828) 262-4983
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