Program Director:

Dr. Kathy Krause
Professor of French
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
krausek@umkc.edu

Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)

The Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) offers students an interdisciplinary opportunity to focus their studies in early literatures, history, and culture (ca. 500-1500). The certificate not only benefits graduate students pursuing MA, MALS, MFA, and Interdisciplinary Ph.D. degrees in traditional fields, such as Art History, English, History, and Theatre but also provides an opportunity for education professionals to pursue further study in the pre-modern period as professional development and enhancement.

Certificate Program Requirements

Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)

Undergraduate students in any major in the College of Arts and Sciences may seek an interdisciplinary minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS).  The minor offers students an interdisciplinary opportunity to focus their studies in early literatures, history, and culture (ca. 500-1500). The minor may be integrated with the Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA) degree. Students complete an 18-credit program of study, with upper-level courses from at least two disciplines.  Completion of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies minor is recorded on the student's transcript. Students must declare their intention to pursue the minor on the “Declaration of Major” form and should meet with the MEMS program director. No more than 6 credits may be transferred from another institution

For a list of classes fulfilling the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor requirements each semester, please consult the MEMS program director. Courses in Medieval and Early Modern Studies are found primarily in College of Arts and Sciences, but there are also courses offered in the Conservatory of Music and Dance. Courses that fulfill the requirements of the minor are those which focus on the medieval and early modern periods, as well as directed readings courses or independent studies courses with affiliated faculty.  Special topics courses and similar offerings can be approved on a case-by-case basis by the program director.

Minor Program Requirements