The Minor in Global Premodern Studies offers you the opportunity to undertake sustained interdisciplinary study of global prehistoric and historical cultures prior to ca. 1500 CE. It complements such majors as Anthropology, Art, English, History, and Performing Arts by enabling you to balance study of the premodern world within your major with perspectives, methods, and knowledge obtained from engagement with one or more additional disciplines. Through application of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, you will gain a rich and nuanced understanding of the complexities of global premodern societies, and of the roles these societies play in contemporary culture and imagination.
The Minor in Global Premodern Studies is intended for any student with an interest in the premodern world, locally or globally, regardless of major or intended career path, and the skills of interdisciplinary critical analysis that it seeks to foster are widely applicable across a range of careers. The minor may be most relevant if you are considering the following career paths, particularly with a historical emphasis: anthropologist, archaeologist, artist, author, curator, educator (P-12 or college), journalist, lawyer, linguist, and positions in the travel and tourism industries. If you are considering pursuing postgraduate study in premodern topics, including teaching credentials, MAs, and PhDs, you may find the minor of particular benefit.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Minor in Global Premodern Studies, a student will be able to:
- Identify, describe, analyze, and interpret artifacts, events, and issues from the world prior to 1500 from within at least three disciplinary perspectives
- Describe, apply, and critique methods of scholarly inquiry into the world prior to 1500 from within at least three disciplinary perspectives
- Apply multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and integrative tools, methods, and perspectives to analyze and interpret artifacts, events, and issues from the world prior to 1500
- Apply multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and integrative tools, methods, and perspectives to describe, analyze, and critique the roles played by the world prior to 1500 in contemporary cultures and societies
- Communicate knowledge of and engagement with the world prior to 1500 effectively in written, oral, visual, and/or performative formats
Rainer F. Buschmann
Professor, History and Minor Advisor
Madera Hall - 2407
Alison Perchuk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Art and Minor Advisor
Madera Hall - 2414
Jennifer Perry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Minor Advisor
Bell Tower East - 2834
Michael Blodgett, Ph.D., Lecturer, History
Amy Caldwell, Ph.D., Lecturer, History
Scott Corbett, Ph.D., Lecturer, History
Colleen Delaney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Anthropology
Blake Gillespie, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemistry