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Medieval Studies
Central panel of Duccio's Maesta altarpiece for Siena Cathedral

Medieval Europe's diverse regional cultures were balanced by a conscious attempt to create a unified view of the world that embraced religious and social ideals, Latin and vernacular literature, and music and the visual arts. Subjects that are now typically separated into different academic disciplines were rarely separated in the Middle Ages; medieval studies let students bring these subjects together in a natural, multidisciplinary way.

Medieval studies students recreate an understanding of both the unity and diversity of Europe's fascinating civilization in the Middle Ages. By taking courses in related disciplines, students who major or minor in medieval studies can create a valuable complement to another major or minor in one of the participating departments: history, religion or philosophy, art, language and/or literature.