MEMS IDS major

The Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) major in MEMS enables students to obtain knowledge about the values, interests, world views, and technologies of medieval and early modern communities (e.g., monastic, chivalric, peasant, early urban), and to familiarize themselves with some of the world’s greatest epic and lyric poetry, drama, and romances. MEMS coursework may include history, art history, music, religion, and the study of European and Asian literatures. Archaeological studies are also available.

MEMS is an “established concentration” for undergraduates at UF. Students must apply for admission to the IDS major in MEMS by the end of the sophomore year at the latest, in consultation with two faculty sponsors (one of whom must be in CLAS). A 3.0 GPA is required for admission to the major, which consists of:

  1. 6 hours of introductory course work at the 2000 level, and two years of a foreign language at UF (or the equivalent).
  2. 20 hours of upper-division course work, of which ideally no more than 9 hours should be taken in any single department. At least three hours of this requirement involves work with a medieval vernacular language or Latin.
  3. 7 hours of IDS 4906 during work on the senior thesis under the supervision of the two faculty sponsors.

For more information about the IDS major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, see Interdisciplinary Studies.