Medieval StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Major in Medieval Studies


Due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce the new major in Medieval Studies. This module will give students the critical thinking and cognitive training of a liberal arts degree, while also offering them the opportunity to develop some disciplinary expertise. Students will will fulfill their Medieval Studies requirements but could also choose to take several courses in one field (History, Philosophy, English, Comparative Literature, French, and Religious Studies all offer several courses in the field of medieval studies).  This highly flexible degree provides students a range of opportunities for their careers and future plans.

Admission Requirements
Completion of first-year requirements, including 1.0 courses from Medieval Studies 1022 or both of Medieval Studies 1025A/B and 1026A/B with a mark of at least 60%. Students should consult with the Academic Counselling Office of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities prior to admission.

6.0 courses

1.0 course: History 2401E.

0.5 course: Medieval Studies 3022F/G.

1.0 course from: Classical Studies 3490F/G; History 2149A/B, 2173, 2405E, 2607F/G, 2650E, 2809E, 3423F/G, 3426F/G, 3605E, 4421E; Music 3700A/B; Philosophy 2006, 2214, 2205W/X, 3012F/G, 3014F/G, 4023F/G, 4026F/G, 4027F/G; Visual Arts History 2251E, 2252F/G, 2253E, 2254F/G, 2255F/G.

1.0 course from: Comparative Literature and Culture 2141A/B, 2142A/B; English 3012, 3114E, 3115E, 3116E; French 3540F/G, 3541F/G, 3542F/G, 4040A/B.

1.0 course from: Latin 2000*.

1.5 additional courses from those listed above or Medieval Studies 3320F/G, 4320F/G, or those on a list approved by the Committee for Medieval Studies, available from the program coordinator. Special topics courses are not offered every year; students should check the website for current courses. Students must take 1.0 courses (including MS 3022F/G) at the 3000-level or higher.

Note: Some courses in this module may require prerequisites not required for admission; students are advised to check course prerequisites carefully.

*Latin 1000 is the prerequisite for Latin 2000; if you have Grade 12U Latin, please consult the Department of Classical Studies for a possible waiver.