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Medieval and Medievalism Studies (BA in Combination)

Medieval and Medievalism Studies (BA in Combination)

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Medieval and Medievalism Studies is the study of the representational, performative, intellectual and material culture of the period known as the Middle Ages: c. AD 500-1500.

You'll examine how contemporary attitudes towards the Middle Ages are portrayed in concepts of myths, heroes, magic, fantasy, science fiction, crafts and role-playing clubs, films such as the Harry Potter series, television series such as Game of Thrones, and video games such as Assassin's Creed.

Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • This is a flexible degree that you take in combination with another Arts program.
  • Start your first year with a course on Game of Thrones or Harry Potter.
  • We have student exchange arrangements with the University of Durham in England and the University of Poitiers in France.
  • Our Medieval Students' Society is one of the strongest student groups on campus and organizes events such as archery outings and medieval potluck dinners.

Sample Courses

  • Game of Thrones and Medieval Culture
  • Harry Potter and Medieval Culture
  • Medievalism and Digital Gaming
  • Discovering the Middle Ages
  • Teaching, Learning and Thinking Through Medieval Studies (teaching practicum)
  • The Middle Ages Now: Medievalism in Contemporary Culture
  • The Middle Ages Again: Experimental Archeology of the Medieval Period

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

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Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Digital Humanities Option
  • Muslim Studies Option
  • History Minor
  • English Minor
  • Archaeology Minor
  • Ancient Studies Minor
  • Philosophy Minor
  • Religion and Culture Minor
  • Languages Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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