Medieval Studies Minor

As a Medieval Studies minor, you can better understand our own world by exploring the ways it has developed from its medieval roots.

Living Lessons from the Past

Your interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages is highly relevant for the 21st century. Considering what makes language, literature, philosophy, religion and history from another period different often reveals a great deal about what remains the same. For example, the issues of religious warfare – Jihad and crusades – still shape our thought and lives today.

Explore Multiple Disciplines

You can choose to study the persecution of heretics and others on the fringes of society; the Great Schism in the medieval church and the Reformation; disease and medical science; technology and cosmology; along with questions about the social roles of men & women and the use of power and war. Forge your own path through a variety of classes in language, literature, philosophy and religion, history and the fine arts to pursue your personal passions in this fascinating and important period of history.

Lively Learning Community

At Truman, you will find yourself collaborating with other high-caliber students in class – over lunch in the Student Union Building, on the Quad, and in the many group study areas scattered around campus. You can work closely with a professor on research, even as a first-year student. Start expanding your professional network through internships and student organizations like the Society for Medieval and Germanic Studies for a chance to meet like-minded peers at meetings and conferences.

Medieval Studies Minor Committee

For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:

Satiric and Political Graphics in the Modern Times ExhibitSatiric and Political Graphics in the Modern Times Exhibit

January 8, 2018

The intention of this small exhibit is to provide a brief overview of graphic art throughout history that, with the use of satire and visual power, has exposed the fundamental contradictions and nonsense that define modern society. Nevertheless, the cultivators of this disciple are so numerous and renowned that it is frankly difficult to include […]

Poster Presentation about Special Topics in Chinese CulturePoster Presentation about Special Topics in Chinese Culture

December 21, 2017

Students of CHIN 311, Introduction to Chinese Culture, presented their posters about special topics in Chinese culture on Dec. 15. A variety of topics ranging from traditional issues such as the Silk Road, Fengshui and Monkey King to contemporary issues such as the one-child policy and the Three Gorges Dam were detailed. Faculty and students […]

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