May 20, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Certificate


Maria Maurer, Art History

Advisory Board
Jon Arnold, History
Matt Drever, Religion
Lars Engle, English
Laura Stevens, English


The certificate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, also known as MEMS is an interdisciplinary program spanning the years c. 300 to 1800 CE with a focus on the geography, cultures, and the intellectual traditions of Europe. At the same time, the program is predicated on an awareness that Europe did not exist in isolation and must be studied in broader context, with attention to its environs, colonies, trade routes, and to sources of artistic, intellectual, and theological inspirations outside of its geographical boundaries. The program includes offerings from seven different departments: Anthropology, Art History, English, Languages, History, Music, Philosophy and Religion.

Certificate Requirements (21 hours)

Students must complete 21 hours of approved course work with a minimum of 12 hours at the 3000-level or above and must take at least one course in three (3) of the disciplinary areas listed. The certificate requires at least one Medieval (M) and at least one Early Modern (EM) course. If a course is listed as both M and EM, the student, in consultation with the Program Director, may designate which chronological period the course will fulfill. The remaining 12 hours may be completed in any discipline(s).

MEMS Courses

Courses not listed below may be approved as certificate electives by the Program Director.

Early Modern (EM) Courses


*Course content varies. Courses with an astrick can be designated as M or EM.  Prior to enrollment, student must consult with the Program Director who will review the course content to determine how the course will be designated.