The field of medieval and ancient studies includes European literature and culture from about 500 to 1500. It teaches students to think synthetically across a variety of disciplines.
The medieval period brought about foundational choices that have made the world what it is today. These include current challenges in the fields of
- "Western" law
- Human rights
- Attitudes toward power
- Gender relations
- Sexual mores
- And more
The medieval studies curriculum covers topics in
and areas like gender and religion with historical roots in ancient and classical periods and Byzantine cultures.