Director: Gary Farney
The interdepartmental undergraduate minor in Ancient and Medieval Civilizations (AMC) encourages students to study the interrelations among the civilizations of Eurasia and North Africa, and to appreciate how this exchange facilitated material and intellectual development from ancient times through the Middle Ages. These civilizations are approached through courses in history, language and literature, art and archaeology, religion and myth, and law and philosophy.
In order to declare the minor, complete a declaration of minor form and submit it for signature to the History Department via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person (323 Conklin Hall). Forms will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and the minor should be reflected on student records in approximately one week.
The minor consists of 18 credits*, divided as follows:
- 6 credits of select history courses and select courses in material and intellectual development (other courses not in this list may be approved of by the AMC Director to count toward the minor):
21:060:406 Topics in Ancient and Medieval Civilization (3 credits)
21:082:310 Ancient Art (3 credits)
21:082:320 Medieval Art (3 credits)
21:350:341 Mythology in Literature (3 credits)
21:350:353,354 Bible as Literature I, II (3 credits each course)
21:350:373 Chaucer (3 credits)
21:510:255 Ancient Greek Civilization (3 credits)
21:510:256 Roman Civilization (3 credits)
21:510:257 Greco-Roman Myth and Religion (3 credits)
21:510:263 History of Africa I (3 credits)
21:510:280 South Asian History I (3 credits)
21:510:286 The Ancient Near East (3 credits)
21:510:287 History of Islamic Civilization I (3 credits)
21:510:297 History of East Asia I (3 credits)
21:510:305 Ancient Sport: Olympians to Gladiators (3 credits)
21:510:306 Greek and Roman Cities (3 credits)
21:510:319 Ancient Greek History (3 credits)
21:510:320 Roman History (3 credits)
21:510:327,328 Civilization of the Middle Ages I,II (3 credits each course)
21:510:405,407 Topics in Ancient History I,II (3 credits each course)
21:510:406 Topics in Medieval Civilization (3 credits)
21:510:409 Alexander the Great (3 credits)
21:510:410 Greek History through Dramatic Writings (3 credits)
21:730:206 Greek Philosophy (3 credits)
- 6 credits in Arabic (074), Chinese (165), Ancient Greek (490), or Latin (580) language, OR 6 credits from a study abroad program approved by the AMC Director
- 5 credits in a mixture of the above two categories according to the student's interests.
*Depending on the language option selected (i.e., if the course is 3 or 4 credits), students may satisfy the minor requirements with 17 credits.