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Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Studies

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Medieval studies, an interdisciplinary undergraduate program, integrate various approaches to the middle Ages by medievalists in several departments. Medieval studies provide an excellent general education or a solid base for graduate work in a more specialized area. Study abroad is strongly encouraged. Medieval studies concentrates on the period from 300 to 1500, combining courses in art and architecture, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, and religion. A typical course of study includes diverse topics such as the Bible, the early Church, Byzantium, Islam, the Vikings, the Crusades, women in the middle Ages, mysticism, romance, the Gothic cathedral, Chaucer, Dante, and medieval China and Japan. The program aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the medieval worldview in Europe and beyond, and the origins of the modern world. Medieval studies majors must complete twelve medieval courses in at least three departments with a grade of mid-C or better. At least 24 credits must be in upper-division work. Two years of Latin are recommended for those who want to do graduate work in medieval studies.