Medieval & Early Modern Studies Advising Guide
& Early Modern Studies offers a multidisciplinary approach to European
cultures and civilizations from late Antiquity (c. 500) to the beginnings of
the Enlightenment (c. 1750). The major incorporates materials and methodologies
from the fields of literary studies, history, art history, music, philosophy,
and religious studies. Students in the program have considerable flexibility in
the design and focus of their courses of study.
For more information about the MEMS major please contact Prof. Blake Wilson.
Introductory courses appropriate for
Introduction to Art History (Ancient through Medieval)
Introduction to Art History (Renaissance through Contemporary)
ENGL 101, Texts and Contexts (Only sections
with a Medieval, Renaissance, or Early Modern focus)
HIST 105, Medieval
HIST 106, Modern
Europe to 1815
HIST 121, Middle East to 1750
HIST 222, Feudal Europe
HIST 223, Renaissance Europe
HIST 243, English/British History I [55 BC to 1688]
MUSC 101, History of Music (Medieval through
RELG 212, History of Christianity: From
Margin to Center
RELG 259, Islam
JDST/RELG 219, History of the Jews
Note: In certain
cases MEMS faculty frequently waive distribution requirements of a 200- or
300-level MEMS course for a MEMS major or prospective major. Inquire directly
of the relevant faculty member.
discover their interest in medieval and early modern cultures prior to their
arrival at Dickinson, or their interest may be kindled in one of the many
first-year seminars that each year engage MEMS-related material. These seminars
are often taught by one of the 18 fulltime faculty who currently participate in
the MEMS program, and they are easily contacted through the faculty listing on
the program website.
the major should know that they enjoy considerable flexibility in shaping this
multidisciplinary major (see “Curriculum and Courses”), and past MEMS majors
have discovered MEMS to be especially compatible with undertaking a second
major (the majority have been double majors), and with the ready fulfillment of
descriptions and requirements for the major and our recently created minors (one medieval, the other early modern), please refer to the Academic Bulletin: Medieval and Early Modern Studies.