Program in Ancient and Medieval Civilizations (AMC)
Gary D. Farney
The interdepartmental minor in ancient and medieval civilizations (AMC),
administered by the Department of History, encourages students to study
the interrelations among the contiguous civilizations of Eurasia and
North Africa, and to appreciate how this exchange facilitated material
and intellectual development from ancient times through the Middle Ages.
These civilizations are approached through courses in history, language
and literature, archaeology and art, religion and myth, and law and
philosophy. The geographic and temporal scope of the program includes
(but is not limited to) Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the Middle East,
Ancient Greece, Rome, Ancient North Africa, Ancient Central and East
Asia, and Medieval Europe, North Africa, and Asia. The AMC program
provides an excellent general education in the humanities, as well as a
foundation for careers in teaching, research, law, and business.