The minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) offers students an interdisciplinary opportunity to focus their studies in early literatures, history, and culture (ca. 500-1500). The minor may be integrated with the Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA) degree. Students complete an 18-credit program of study, with upper-level courses from at least two disciplines. Completion of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies minor is recorded on the student’s transcript. Students must declare their intention to pursue the minor on the “Declaration of Major” form and should meet with the MEMS program director. No more than 6 credits may be transferred from another institution.

For a list of classes fulfilling the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor requirements each semester, please consult the MEMS program director. Courses that fulfill the requirements of the minor are those which focus on the medieval and early modern periods, as well as directed readings courses or independent studies courses with affiliated faculty. Special topics courses and similar offerings can be approved on a case-by-case basis by the program director.

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Coursework Requirements

  • 18 hours of 300-level or above medieval or early modern courses, distributed between at least two academic disciplines, with at least 6 hours in any given discipline. For example, 6 hrs. in English and12 hrs in History OR 6 hrs in French, 6 hrs in Spanish, and 6 hrs in Philosophy
  • No more than 9 credits may also count for major field
  • May replace 3 credits of traditional coursework with 3 credits of independent study/directed readings

Strongly Recommended Coursework

  • The equivalent of two years of college-level coursework in Latin (i.e. successful completion of Latin 221 at UMKC or its equivalent)
  • Medieval Methods and Paleography (English/History 464)

Spring 2019 Courses

Learn more about courses that are available in the Medieval and Early Modern Studies program using this Spring 2019 Courses PDF.

Contact Information

For more information, contact the MEMS program director
Dr. Kathy M. Krause
218 Scofield Hall, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures