Hiram College

Classical and Medieval Studies Minor

Traditional Undergraduate

The Foundation of the Liberal Arts

Classical and Medieval Studies is a multidisciplinary minor deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Although based in cultural history, this minor uniquely combines Art History, Latin, English, History, Philosophy, and Political Science into a program predicated upon a comprehensive understanding of Classical civilization as the foundation of Western intellectual culture.

Who Are Hiram’s Classical and Medieval Studies Students?

Students in Hiram’s Classical and Medieval Studies minor are interested in the past and human history. They may be curious about ancient languages, cultures, and people.

Classical and Medieval Studies is a multidisciplinary minor deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Although based in cultural history, this minor uniquely combines: Art History, Latin, English, History, Philosophy, and Political Science. For that reason, students in Classical and Medieval Studies may also pursue International StudiesHistory, Ethics, Philosophy, Political Science, Performing Arts, Art & Design, or one of the other academic programs that Hiram has to offer.

About the Program

These disciplines help students develop a comprehensive understanding of Classical civilization as the foundation of Western intellectual culture. Far from being singularly focused upon European culture, this minor examines the Classical tradition as a multicultural phenomenon that emanated from an ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse ancient world. 

Benefits of a Classical & Medieval Studies Minor

  • Pendleton House

    Pendleton House, a restored, historic century house, houses faculty offices, as well as several small classroom and parlor spaces for students taking history courses.

  • Study Archeology in Italy

    Whenever possible, Professor Matt Notarian excitedly offers a summer course in Italy. Interested in learning more? Select the link below to lean about the 2019 experience.

Matthew Notarian Headshot

Matthew Notarian, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

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