Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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.

Certificates are like a mini-minors with a concentrated set of classes on specific subject matter. Certificate programs consist of between 18 and 24 credits. Certificate is being completed in lieu of a minor, at least 12 hours must solely fulfill requirements for the certificate. Students interested in fulfilling the requirements of a certificate program should consult the director of the specific program or the College Advising Office.


Early Modern Studies Certificate

Designed for the student who wants to focus on the geography, cultures, and the intellectual traditions of Europe.

Advisory Board

Jon Arnold, Associate Professor of History
Matt Drever, Associate Professor of Religion
Lars Engle, Professor of English
Laura Stevens, Associate Professor of English

Contact the Director

Meet the Director of the Medieval & Early Modern Studies certificate program and Assistant Professor of Art History Maria Maurer.