Medieval Studies

The objectives of the major are competence in Latin at the intermediate level, familiarity with medieval European civilizations, and in-depth knowledge of one subject area within the major.

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Typical First Year Schedule

  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • LATIN 111*
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • LATIN 112*
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

*Assumes that the individual has no prior experience in Latin; higher coursework can be taken if prerequisites are met.

Great Conversation 116 can be used as an elective for the Medieval Studies major.

Passing any Latin course numbered above 231 satisfies the language requirement for the Medieval Studies major.

  • Score of 3 on AP Latin Exam earns placement into Latin 231.
  • Score of 4 or 5 on AP Latin Exam, or 5 on IB HL Latin Exam, earns placement into Latin 231 or any higher-numbered Latin course; AP or IB credit is given for Latin 112 upon successful completion (C or above) of Latin 231, or for Latin 231 upon successful completion (C or above) of any higher-numbered Latin course.
  • We do not use a placement exam for Latin or ancient Greek; students who have covered the equivalent of Latin 111 and 112, or of Greek 111 and 112, in previous classes are welcome to enroll in Latin 231 or Greek 231. Students are encouraged to attend the Classics Department Information Session during Week One and/or email the department chair for individual guidance.
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Director, Ancient & Medieval Studies – Anne Groton (

Academic Catalog
2020-21 courses will be updated in August 2020