Assumption Announces the Creation of a New Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)

Jan 07, 2019

Assumption has announced a new interdisciplinary minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS). The MEMS minor focuses on developments from the age of Constantine through Napoleon by studying a number of liberal arts disciplines in an integrated fashion. 

Students can combine course work from eight areas including history, literature, languages, the arts, philosophy, politics, sociology and religion to fulfill the MEMS minor. MEMS is a strong complement to virtually all liberal arts majors because it incorporates the richness and diversity of many perspectives and encourages students to recognize the impact on the modern world. 

“Assumption’s strong liberal arts tradition is the basis for the MEMS minor,” said Professor Lance Lazar, History Department. “Our students learn how the events and creative achievements of the Middle Ages are interconnected and how they continue to affect our world today. Students gain a greater insight into the development of the liberal arts and Western Civilization.”