Courses

Courses for the Medieval Studies Major and Minor are composed of a dedicated core of three Medieval Studies courses [MDVL 210 (3); MDVL 310 (3) and the research intensive course, MDVL 490 (3) , which are required for Medieval Studies Majors; Minors must take MDVL 210 and MDVL 310. In addition, MDVL 301 (3); MDVL 302 (3)  D; MDVL 449 (6.12) C] may be offered. These dedicated Medieval Studies courses are supplemented with a range of Approved Courses in Medieval Studies offered by various departments in the Faculty of Arts.

More detailed information is available by clicking on the course numbers on the left-hand column. Should any of the course links appear not to be active, please consult the Medieval Studies Supplement below.

For downloadable program information, click on the following links:

Medieval Studies Brochure

Medieval Studies Supplement Winter Courses 2017-18


MDVL: Medieval Studies


Please click on individual course numbers in the left-hand column for more information

 

Winter 2017

MDVL210 Introduction to Medieval Studies Sections

A survey of the study of the medieval period in Western Europe (400-1550), integrating history, literature, and the arts; topics vary from year to year; interested students should consult the Medieval Studies Advisor.

This course introduces students to both the Middle Ages as a subject, and to the interdisciplinary nature of the study of the period. Through a progression of thematic sections, students encounter a range of historical, literary, and artistic material from medieval Europe. The course begins with the fall of Rome and the spread of the migratory tribes of Germanic peoples (Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Franks, etc.) across Northern Europe. Britain will be our case study for this early period, as we examine how the pagan Anglo-Saxons were converted by the Christian missionaries, thus becoming part of a wider medieval Christendom. From here we move to cover the social structure of the medieval world, taking as our guide the Dubyian framework of The Three Orders.
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MDVL301A European Literature from the 5th to the 14th Century - EURO LIT 5-14CNT Sections

Selected works from the 5th to the 14th centuries in their cultural and social contexts.

MDVL310D Topics in Medieval Studies - TPCS MDVL STUDI Sections

Interdisciplinary approaches to selected topics in medieval history, literature, and the arts; topics vary from year to year; interested students should consult the Medieval Studies advisor.