Minor in Medieval Studies


Minor in Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies addresses Europe and to some extent North Africa and the Middle East from late Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages (approximately 350 to 1500  C.E.). Nearly twenty faculty members at Western specialize in the study of the Middle Ages,  focusing on such questions as the origin of scholastic philosophy, the farce in France  and the origins of modern drama, the development of Gregorian chant in the eleventh and twelfth  centuries, Christine de Pisan, the Gothic cathedral and its later imitation, the legal  history of late medieval England, the psalms in Anglo-Saxon England, exemplary literature in Spain, food in medieval Germany, heraldry in Anglo-Norman England, the reception of the story  of El Cid in later Spain, Chaucer, fourteenth-century village life in rural England, and  much more. Western's new program in Medieval Studies will, beginning with a Minor, offer students  the chance to learn about the people, places and events from which developed the cultures of  modern Europe, North American and to a large extent Australasia and parts of Asia.

Admission Requirements

Completion of first-year requirements, including 1.0 course from Medieval Studies 1022, the former Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025A/B and Medieval Studies 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.

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