Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Program Learning Outcomes for the Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Upon completing the minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, students will be able to:

  1. Define and apply appropriate disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary methodologies, vocabularies, concepts, and theories to respond critically to questions within the field of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. 
  2. Demonstrate the ability to define and respond to research questions and scholarly debates within the field, including the ability to analyze primary and secondary sources, draw conclusions from the analysis of these sources, and cite evidence in support of conclusions

Requirements for the Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Students pursuing the minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies must complete:

  • A minimum of 6 courses (18 credit hours) to satisfy minor requirements.
  • A minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) taken at the 300-level or above.
  • No courses from study abroad or transfer credit. For additional departmental guidelines regarding transfer credit, see the Policies tab.

The courses listed below satisfy the requirements for this minor. In certain instances, courses not on this official list may be substituted upon approval of the minor’s academic advisor, or where applicable, the Program Director. (Course substitutions must be formally applied and entered into Degree Works by the minor's Official Certifier). Students and their academic advisors should identify and clearly document the courses to be taken.

Summary

Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies18

Minor Requirements

Core Requirements
Select 6 courses from the following: 1, 218
Anthropology
AFRICAN PREHISTORY
Art History
INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF WESTERN ART I: ANTIQUITY TO GOTHIC
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
GOTHIC ART
ART OF THE COURTS
NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART
MASTERS OF THE BAROQUE ERA
CHINESE ART AND VISUAL CULTURE
EAST & WEST: MEDIEVAL VISUAL CULTURE IN CHINA AND NORTHERN EUROPE
DUTCH ART IN THE AGE OF REMBRANDT
ARCHITECTURE OF THE GOTHIC CATHEDRAL FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
SEEING SEX IN EUROPEAN ART, 1400-1700
MULTICULTURAL EUROPE, 1400-1700
Asian Studies
INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE POETRY
INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVELS
WOMEN IN CHINESE LITERATURE
Classical Studies
ELEMENTARY LATIN I
ELEMENTARY LATIN II
INTERMEDIATE LATIN I: PROSE
INTERMEDIATE LATIN II
English
OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE
CHAUCER
ARTHURIAN LITERATURE
MEDIEVAL ROMANCE
French Studies
BEGINNINGS OF THE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE OF FRANCE
COURTLY LOVE IN MEDIEVAL FRANCE
LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE MIDDLE AGES: KING ARTHUR
German Studies
MIDDLE HIGH GERMAN
History
MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATIONS
MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN WORLD
MEDIEVAL VIOLENCE
GOLDEN AGE OF ISLAM
THE WORLD OF LATE ANTIQUITY
CONFLICT AND COEXISTENCE IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN
EUROPEAN FRONTIER SOCIETIES
JEWS AND CHRISTIANS IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
DIRECTED READING IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES
THE LITERARY AND HISTORICAL IMAGE OF THE MEDIEVAL WOMAN
SPECIAL TOPICS
MEDIEVAL STUDIES
Music
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ERAS
TOPICS IN EARLY MUSIC
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM
Philosophy
ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY I
ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Religion
INTRODUCTION TO JEWISH MYSTICISM
INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN THOUGHT
MEDIEVAL POPULAR CHRISTIANITY
THE REFORMATION & ITS RESULTS
VISIONS AND VISONARY PRACTICES: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN
Total Credit Hours18

Footnotes and Additional Information

Policies for the Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Program Restrictions and Exclusions

Students pursuing the minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies should be aware of the following program restriction:

  • As noted in Majors, Minors, and Certificates, i.) students may declare their intent to pursue a minor only after they have first declared a major, and ii.) students may not major and minor in the same subject.

Transfer Credit 

For Rice University’s policy regarding transfer credit, see Transfer Credit. Some departments and programs have additional restrictions on transfer credit. The Office of Academic Advising maintains the university’s official list of transfer credit advisors on their website: https://oaa.rice.edu. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic program’s transfer credit advisor when considering transfer credit possibilities. 

Distribution Credit Information

The determination of distribution eligibility is done initially as part of the new course creation process. Additionally, as part of an annual roll call coordinated each Spring by the Office of the Registrar, course distribution eligibility is routinely reviewed and reaffirmed by the Dean’s Offices of each of the academic schools.  

Faculty and leadership in the academic schools are responsible for ensuring that the courses identified as distribution-eligible meet the criteria as set in the General Announcements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet graduation requirements by completing coursework designated as distribution at the time of course registration. 

Additional Information 

For additional information, please see the Medieval and Early Modern Studies website: https://medieval.rice.edu/

Opportunities for the Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Academic Honors

The university recognizes academic excellence achieved over an undergraduate’s academic history at Rice. For information on university honors, please see Latin Honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude) and Distinction in Research and Creative Work. Some departments have department-specific Honors awards or designations.

Additional Information 

For additional information, please see the Medieval and Early Modern Studies website: https://medieval.rice.edu/