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Medieval Studies

Students intending to specialize in Medieval Studies may do so either by taking an interdisciplinary major program in Medieval Studies, or by completing a major program in a particular department of the Faculty of Arts, with outside electives taken from the courses listed below. The Committee for Medieval Studies prepares an annual brochure offering guidance on the program and individual course offerings, available online at the Medieval Studies website and from the Medieval Studies advisor, as well as from the departments of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies, English, and History. For permission to arrange their program students must consult the Medieval Studies advisor.

Major in Medieval Studies

The interdisciplinary major program consists of at least 42 (and no more than 60) credits.

First and Second Years

The prerequisite for the interdisciplinary program is MDVL 210 (3) and 6 credits selected from: HIST 101, MDVL 200, CLST 110, CLST 111, CLST 232, ENGL 220, ARTH 225, CLST/PHIL 211 and 212, ENGL 230, FREN 220, HIST 202, ITST 231, LATN 100 and 200, MUSC 120, RMST 221 and courses approved by the Medieval Studies advisor. Students should also develop the appropriate language skills as soon as possible.

Third and Fourth Years

Students must take at least 30 credits of courses numbered 300 or above. MDVL 310 (3), and 490 (3) are required. Additional courses must be approved by and chosen in consultation with the Medieval Studies advisor, including those set out below. Students should consult with the departments offering these courses and plan their third and fourth years at the same time, as not every course is offered every year and some courses have prerequisites.

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

  • ARBC 300 (6), 400 (6), 420
  • ARTH 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351 (3/6), 359, 360, 364, 365, 366, 432
  • ASIA 314, 320, 340, 344, 358, 398
  • CLST 308, 312, 319, 353
  • ENGL 320 (6), 340, 343, 344 (3-12), 346 (3-6), 352, 356, 417 (3/6)
  • FREN 320, 348, 360, 407 (3/6), 460, 468
  • GERM 360
  • HIST 341, 347, 363, 364, 365, 378, 379, 387, 424, 470, 473, 474, 476, 477, 478
  • ITAL 303, 403, 404, 405
  • ITST 413, 414, 415
  • LATN 300 (6), 305 (3/6)
  • MDVL 301, 302, 310, 440 (3/6), 449 (6/12), 490 (3/6)
  • MUSC 352
  • NEST 310
  • PHIL 310 (3/4), 311 (3/4), 313 (3/4), 412 (3/4)
  • RELG 315 (6), 320 (3/6), 321 (3/6), 328, 331, 335, 336, 340 (6), 341 (3/6), 408, 485
  • RMST 420, 468
  • SCAN 501 (3/6)
  • SPAN 357, 410, 468

Minor in Medieval Studies

A minor in Medieval Studies consists of at least 30 but fewer than 42 credits from courses acceptable for the Medieval Studies major listed above or approved by the Medieval Studies advisor. At least 18 credits must be from courses numbered 300 or above, and at least 6 credits must come from 100- or 200-level courses. MDVL 210 (3) and 310 (3) are required.

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