The Medieval Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that offers students the opportunity to explore the development of medieval culture and society in Europe, West Asia, and North Africa from the fifth through the fifteenth centuries. Much of the modern world, from the political and economic to the arts, is rooted in (and better understood by) studying medieval society. Guided by personal interests, students can draw on courses from Classics, History, English, Fine Arts, Religious Studies, Modern Languages, and Philosophy to fulfill the Medieval Studies minor. "Our students tend to be very productive with very broad interests" says program coordinator George Dameron from the History Department. In fact, many students who declare a minor in Medieval Studies also major or double-major in an area of the liberal arts such as History or Religious Studies.