Requirements for a Major in Medieval Studies

Requirements for a Major in Medieval Studies

Completion of the 4th semester (or higher) of Latin

1 medieval history course

1 medieval literature course

4 electives selected from the Departments of Art & Art History, Asian Studies, English, History, Music, Norwegian, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater

1 Independent Research, which gives the student a chance to explore a chosen topic in depth.

Great Conversation 116 may be used as an elective.

Intended Learning Outcomes for a Major in Medieval Studies

Students will demonstrate:

  1. intermediate-level (or higher) competence in translating Latin.
  2. basic knowledge (equivalent to the knowledge obtained in a Level I course) of medieval European history and literature, supplemented by basic knowledge in other areas of study (e.g., art, music, philosophy, religion) concerned with medieval Europe.
  3. in-depth knowledge (equivalent to the knowledge expected in a Level III course) of at least one subject area within the major.

Requirements for Distinction in Medieval Studies

To graduate with distinction in Medieval Studies, a student must demonstrate talent with Latin, skill in conducting research on a medieval topic, and broad cultural knowledge of the medieval European world. Specific guidelines are available from Prof. Anne Groton, Director of the Medieval Studies Program. Students interested in pursuing distinction should notify Prof. Groton no later than January 1 of their senior year.

To read the Medieval Studies Brochure, click here.

Questions? Contact the Director, Prof. Anne Groton (Classics), or any of the faculty on the Ancient and Medieval Studies Steering Committee: Prof. Hilary Bouxsein (Classics), Prof. Karen Cherewatuk (English), Prof. Tim Howe (History), Prof. Kyle Helms (Classics), Prof. Karen Marsalek (English), Prof. Danny Muñoz-Hutchinson (Philosophy), Prof. Steve Reece (Classics), Prof. Jason Ripley (Religion), or Prof. Nancy Thompson (Art History).