ls-medievalstudies-cert

Students interested in working toward the certificate should contact the director of medieval studies as early in their degree program as possible. The director serves as the undergraduate advisor for all students pursuing the certificate. For further information see the Medieval Studies website.

Requirements for the Certificate

The certificate requires the completion of five courses (15 credits) in the medieval area, according to the following distributional requirements.

Students interested in working toward the certificate should contact the director of medieval studies as early in their degree program as possible. The director serves as the undergraduate advisor for all students pursuing the certificate. For further information see the Medieval Studies website.

Complete one of the following:3-4
Medieval Europe 410-1500
Western Culture: Science, Technology, Philosophy I
The Origins of Scientific Thought
Literature and Culture I: to the 18th Century
History of Western Art I: From Pyramids to Cathedrals
Complete two courses from Category A ("The Middle Ages through History and Social Sciences"). 16
Complete two courses from Category B ("The Middle Ages through Language, Literature and the Arts"). 16
Total Credits15

Category A Course List 

Category A Courses
HISTORY 115 Medieval Europe 410-15004
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-15003-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
HISTORY 333 The Renaissance3-4
HISTORY 417 History of Russia3-4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  426 The History of Punishment3-4
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  431 History of Scandinavia to 18153
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  439 Islamic History From the Origin of Islam to the Ottoman Empire3-4
HIST SCI/​MEDIEVAL  322 Ancient and Medieval Science3
HIST SCI/​S&A PHM  401 History of Pharmacy2
HIST SCI/​HISTORY/​MED HIST/​MEDIEVAL/​S&A PHM  562 Byzantine Medicine and Pharmacy3
HIST SCI 622 Studies in Ancient and Medieval Science1
ILS 201 Western Culture: Science, Technology, Philosophy I3
ILS 205 Western Culture: Political, Economic, and Social Thought I3
ILS 271 Pre-Copernican Astronomy and Cosmology in Crosscultural Perspective3
INTL ST 266 Introduction to the Middle East3
PHILOS/​JEWISH/​RELIG ST  435 Jewish Philosophy from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century3
POLI SCI 265 Development of Ancient and Medieval Western Political Thought3-4

Category B Course List 

Category B Courses
ART HIST 201 History of Western Art I: From Pyramids to Cathedrals4
ART HIST 305 History of Islamic Art and Architecture3
ART HIST 310 Icons, Religion, and Empire: Early Christian and Byzantine Art, ca. 200-14533
ART HIST 318 Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture3-4
ART HIST 320 Italian Renaissance Art3-4
ART HIST 322 Italian Art from Donatello to Leonardo da Vinci, 1400-15003-4
ART HIST 331 Angels, Demons, and Nudes: Early Netherlandish Painting from Bosch to Bruegel3-4
ART HIST/​RELIG ST  373 Great Cities of Islam3
ART HIST 413 Art and Architecture in the Age of the Caliphs3
ART HIST/​MEDIEVAL  415 Topics in Medieval Art3
ART HIST 515 Proseminar in Medieval Art3
ART HIST 525 Proseminar in Italian Renaissance Art3
ART HIST 535 Proseminar in Northern European Painting3
ENGL 177 Literature and Popular Culture3
ENGL 241 Literature and Culture I: to the 18th Century3
ENGL 314 Structure of English3
ENGL/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  360 The Anglo-Saxons3
ENGL 417 History of the English Language3
ENGL 422 Outstanding Figure(s) in Literature before 18003
ENGL/​MEDIEVAL  423 Topic in Medieval Literature and Culture3
ENGL/​MEDIEVAL  424 Medieval Drama3
ENGL/​MEDIEVAL  425 Medieval Romance3
ENGL/​MEDIEVAL  426 Chaucers Courtly Poetry3
ENGL/​MEDIEVAL  427 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales3
ENGL/​MEDIEVAL  520 Old English3
ENGL/​MEDIEVAL  521 Advanced Old English Literature3
ENGL 546 Topic in Travel Writing before 18003
FRENCH 430 Readings in Medieval and Renaissance Literature3
GERMAN 650 History of the German Language3
GERMAN/​MEDIEVAL  651 Introduction to Middle High German3
ILS 203 Western Culture: Literature and the Arts I3
ITALIAN 321 Studies in Italian Literature and Culture I3
ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL  659 Dante's Divina Commedia3
ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL  671 Il Duecento3
LATIN/​MEDIEVAL  563 Mediaeval Latin3
LITTRANS/​MEDIEVAL  235 The World of Sagas3
LITTRANS/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  253 Of Demons and Angels. Dante's Divine Comedy3
LITTRANS 255 Literature in Translation: Boccaccio's Decameron-The Human Comedy3
LITTRANS 256 Lit in Translation: Images of the Individual in the Italian Renaissance3
LITTRANS 271 In Translation:Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature, Middle Ages-19003-4
LITTRANS/​FOLKLORE/​MEDIEVAL  345 In Translation: The Scandinavian Tale and Ballad3-4
LITTRANS/​FOLKLORE/​MEDIEVAL  346 In Translation: The Icelandic Sagas3-4
LITTRANS/​FOLKLORE  347 In Translation: Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore3-4
MUSIC 411 Survey of Music in the Middle Ages3
MUSIC 412 Survey of Music in the Renaissance3
SCAND ST 373 Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature: From the Middle Ages to 19003-4
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  407 Introductory Old Norse3
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  409 Survey of Old Norse-Icelandic Literature3
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  430 The Vikings4
SCAND ST/​LITTRANS  435 The Sagas of Icelanders in English Translation3
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  444 Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore4
SPANISH 322 Survey of Early Hispanic Literature3
SPANISH/​MEDIEVAL  414 Literatura de la Edad Media Castellana (ss. XII-XV)3
SPANISH/​MEDIEVAL  503 Survey of Medieval Literature3
SPANISH/​MEDIEVAL  504 Survey of Medieval Literature3
SPANISH/​MEDIEVAL  541 Old Spanish3

Residence and Quality of Work

  • At least 8 certificate credits must be completed in residence.
  • Minimum 2.000 GPA on all certificate courses.

Certificate Completion Requirement

This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.

  1. to provide opportunities for students and faculty to pool their interests and knowledge and explore the interrelationships among the medieval studies disciplines in ways usually not feasible within conventional academic compartmentalization.
  2. to help interested undergraduates develop skills in historical languages, critical reading of primary sources of all kinds (texts, visual and material culture, music and oral culture), historiography and current methodologies necessary to prepare them for graduate studies in medieval areas.
  3. to offer the non-specialist critical analytical skills and historical perspectives on current issues such as religious conflict and the concept of "holy war", colonialism and cultural globalism, gender and sexual identity, scientific and technological innovation.
  4. to foster appreciation of all aspects of medieval culture and its manifestations in contemporary popular culture.

Students can obtain advising for the certificate by contacting the director of medieval studies. The director serves as the undergaduate advisor for all students pursuing the certificate. For further information see the Medieval Studies website.