Major in Medieval Studies


When first year students select courses they should include, if they can, History 101, which places Medieval Studies in its historical context. When selecting courses for the second year students should, if they can, include English 220 and the required Medieval Studies 210.

There are degree requirements for all students in the Faculty of Arts. Details on these requirements can be found on the Faculty of Arts website here:


A number of courses that qualify for the Medieval Studies program fulfill these Faculty of Arts requirements and may also be taken out of interest. You are welcome to contact the Medieval Studies program chair/ adviser to discuss these options.




Your Medieval Studies major is developed by you and the Medieval Studies chair/ advisor. The chair/ advisor works with you to build your Medieval Studies major in a way that is integrated, coherent, and manageable. In consultation with the chair/ advisor, your selected courses for the major may draw from relevant courses in Departments across the Faculty of Arts.

Your major requires at least 42 credits in total, including: 12 lower-division credits and at least 30 upper-division credits. MDVL 210, MDVL 310, and MDVL 490 are required courses for the Medieval Studies major.