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Ancient and Medieval Studies Emphasis

Language Requirement

All Humanistic Studies majors are expected to fulfill the non-English language requirement by completing one of the following:

  • Complete at least two college-level semesters of a non-English language. Students who have taken French, German or Spanish in high school or who have acquired a knowledge of the language elsewhere may receive credit for that preparation by passing an advanced-level UW-Green Bay course with a grade of “C” or better.

  • Demonstrate the equivalent level of proficiency in a non-English language on a proficiency exam. NOTE: Students seeking to fulfill the language requirement through proficiency testing in French, German, or Spanish should contact the appropriate language coordinator. For skill assessment in other languages, students should contact the chair of Modern Languages.

Supporting Courses9
Expository Writing
Choose one of the following courses:
Foundations of Western Culture I
World Civilizations I
Introduction to the Humanities I
Choose one of the following courses:
Foundations of Western Culture II
World Civilizations II
Introduction to the Humanities II
Upper-Level Courses27
Perspectives on Human Values: The Classical World
Perspectives on Human Values: The Medieval World
Ancient History (choose one of the following):
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Topics in Ancient History
Ancient and Medieval Religion and Philosophy (choose one of the following):
The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
The New Testament
Non-Western Religions
Religion and Medieval Philosophy
Plato and Aristotle
Topics in Philosophy (with ancient or medieval topic)
Medieval History:
The Middle Ages 1
Topics in Medieval History
Medieval Literature:
Literary Themes (with ancient/medieval topic for either course)
Literary Eras
Capstone Seminar
Humanities Seminar
Choose 9 credits of elective courses 2
Total Credits36

Or other upper-level History course with medieval content


These might include variable content courses with appropriate ancient or medieval topics such as HUM STUD 350 and HUM STUD 351, or offerings from other Humanistic Studies and/or its departments.