Medieval & Early Modern Studies
You should minor in medieval and early modern studies if:
- You love English, philosophy, and art.
- You have a broad range of interests and want to learn about them all.
- You enjoy your history classes and love the medieval time period.
With classes throughout the College of Liberal Arts and the College of the Arts, you will collect a broad range of skills with a minor in medieval and early modern studies.
Choose from over 30 classes across 10 different disciplines to shape this minor to your own interests. Study the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton, or explore French and Spanish literature. Philosophize in classes on Plato and Aristotle or study the history of art and architecture. Explore the fascinating world of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
No matter what your major is, a minor in medieval and early modern studies can benefit you. STEM students will be exposed to new ideas and understand the origins of the modern world. Liberal arts students will discover new perspectives to apply in their major
Medieval & Early Modern Studies at UL Lafayette
What's Medieval & Early Modern Studies Like?
How is Mardi Gras connected to the Renaissance?
Take a special topics course to find out the French origins of Mardi Gras during medieval and Renaissance eras (HUMN 300).
Life in the Medieval & Early Modern Studies Minor
Experience Shakespeare's Globe Theater in Lafayette
Watch live productions of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – without leaving campus. The UL Lafayette Department of English hosts a Globe Theater film series every semester.
Study the Renaissance Abroad
The Study Abroad program offers classes studying history and culture in England, France, and Italy. Travel to Italy to explore Renaissance architecture or England to focus on Shakespeare.Learn more about study abroad
Share your thoughts with like-minded people in the Cult of the Stage Monkey improv group, Ragin’ Writers Undergrad Creative Writing Club, or Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.See all student organizations
Attend a Campus Production
The School of Performing Arts puts on multiple productions each year that are free for students. Past productions include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Enchanted April,” and “The House That Will Not Stand.”See this year's productions