Undergraduate Programs

For the undergraduate who wishes to specialize in Medieval Studies, three approaches are available:

  1. A Major program in Medieval Studies approved by the Medieval Studies advisor:

    A Major program is designed with the consultation and approval of the Medieval Studies advisor to suit the student’s interests as far as possible within the requirements of the Faculty of Arts and the Committee for Medieval Studies (at least 42 credits: 12 lower-division credits and at least 30 upper division credits, including MDVL 210, MDVL 310, and MDVL 490).

  2. A Double Major in Medieval Studies and in a particular discipline that integrates well with a Medieval Studies program:

    Such a program should be developed in consultation with both the Medieval Studies advisor and the departmental advisor. MDVL 210, MDVL 310, and MDVL 490 are required for the Medieval Studies Major. As many as nine credits may be counted toward both majors.

  3. A Major in a discipline and a Minor in Medieval Studies:

    A minor in Medieval Studies requires 30 credits, with at least 18 credits from upper-level courses.  Students interested in pursuing a minor in Medieval Studies should in the first and second years include the same courses recommended for majors; six lower-level credits are required.  In students’ third and fourth years at least 18 credits, but no more than 30 credits, should be selected from among courses acceptable for the major in Medieval Studies; MDVL 210 and MDVL 310 are required.  Programs should be developed in consultation with the Medieval Studies advisor and should be designed to complement work in the major field. As many as six credits may be counted toward both the major and the minor (or nine credits toward an Honours program and a Medieval Studies minor).


Changes in the Medieval Studies Major and Minor programs appearing in the 2014-15 Calendar affect students declaring a Medieval Studies program in 2014W; MDVL 310 and 490 are required. MDVL 210 will be required of students declaring in 2015W and after.

Other courses in Medieval Studies (MDVL) also count automatically toward the Major or Minor (for example, MDVL 302)

Topical courses may sometimes deal with topics relevant to Medieval issues but do not automatically count toward Medieval Studies programs. Please bring the course outline to the Medieval Studies Advisor to determine whether the course counts toward either the major or the minor.

It is essential for students interested in a professional career in Medieval Studies in any discipline to consult an advisor as soon as possible for advice about language training


All students planning a program in Medieval Studies must meet with the Medieval Studies advisor to develop their course of study. Although the requirements of the program are flexible, students may only graduate with a major or minor in Medieval Studies if the Medieval Studies advisor approves that their academic credits fulfills the program requirements.


Courtney M. Booker, Associate Professor

1297-1873 East Mall


John Christopoulos
, Associate Professor