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The MARS Program enables students to deepen their understanding of the cultures and kingdoms that flourished from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance (roughly 4th–17th centuries C.E.).

In diverse courses students explore the societies of Europe, Byzantium, and the Muslim world. They will examine timeless problems of power, identity, and belief. Because the program encompasses three organically interrelated historical periods, it allows students to examine issues of continuity and change more fully.

Course offerings and other fun events encourage interdisciplinary exploration of these societies. We watch as culture and society interact to create and transform the ideals and realities of states, institutions, and individuals.

This minor is open to students in any major.