Minor in Medieval Studies

A Minor in Medieval Studies allows you to explore the literature, history, music and philosophy of a fascinating time in history while developing the critical thinking, writing, and communication skills, along with the breadth of subject experience, required for careers ranging from teaching to film, from writing to business.

Requirements: four credits above the 1000 level, at least two of which must be at or above the 3000 level, including:

  • one full credit in one of the following languages, at or above the 2000 level: Arabic, Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Courses treating texts in translation do not count. For languages other than Latin and Greek, courses taught in English do not count.
  • And any three credits selected from the course list below; within these three credits, courses must be taken from at least two of the participating departments/programs:


CLAS 2282.03 Catholicism
CLAS 3019.03 Meetings between Hellenism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam until the Renaissance
CLAS 3381.03 Medieval Philosophy from Augustine to Anselm
CLAS 3382.03 Medieval Philosophy from Arabic and Jewish Thinkers to Aquinas
CLAS 3411.03 St. Augustine’s Confessions Books 1-9
CLAS 3412.03 St. Augustine’s Confessions Books 10-13
CLAS 3431.03 St. Augustine’s On the Trinity Part 1
CLAS 3432.03 St. Augustine’s On the Trinity Part 2
CLAS 3840X/Y.06 Latin Philosophical Texts
CLAS 3841.03 Latin Philosophical Texts: Aquinas
CLAS 3842.03 Latin Philosophical Texts: Anselm and Bonaventure
CLAS 3910 X/Y.06 Neoplatonism: Plato and Neoplatonism
CLAS 4400X/Y.06 Philosophy of the Church Fathers
CLAS 4450X/Y.06 Medieval Interpreters of Aristotle
CLAS 4060.03 Boethius and Prosimetrum: Poetry and Prose in the Consolation of Philosophy


ENGL 2018.03 Arthur
ENGL 2020.03 Sampling Medieval Literature
ENGL 2237.03 Outlaw Tales
ENGL 3005.03 Canterbury Tales
ENGL 3007:03 Old English
ENGL 3203.03 History of the English Language
ENGL 3008.03 Nordic Saga

Some 4000-level ENGLISH seminars may be counted where content is appropriate (e.g., Medieval Romance, Medieval Outlaws); check with advisor.


FREN 3300.03 Medieval French Literature
FREN 4001.03: Histoire du français - Moyen Age/History of French - The Middle Ages
FREN 4300.03 Le Roman courtois/Courtly Novels
FREN 4301.03 La Poésie courtoise/Courtly Poetry


HIST 2001.03 Early Medieval Europe
HIST 2002.03 Later Medieval Europe
HIST 2101.03 Medieval England
HIST 2153.03 Scotland from the Earliest Times to the Reformation
HIST 2503.03 Medieval Islamic Civilization
HIST 3002.03 The Medieval Church
HIST 3003.03 Celtic Britain and Ireland to 1400
HIST 3509.03 Caliphs and Khans, Islamic Civilization in the Abbasid and Mongol Age (750-1300)
HIST 3511.03 Classical and Medieval History of the Persianate World
HIST 4003.03 Medieval Civilization
HIST 4004.03 Crime and Society in Post-Conquest England
HIST 4545.03 Scripture and Statecraft: History of Islamic Political Thought

History of Science and Technology

HSTC 2000 X/Y.06 Ancient and Medieval Science
HSTC 2202.03 The Beginnings of Western Medicine: The Birth of the Body
HSTC 3121.03 The Stone and the Elixir: History of Alchemy in the Latin West
HSTC 3610.03 Studies in Ancient and Medieval Science (topics vary; check with advisor)


MUSC 4283.03 Early Music Analysis
MUSC 4358/4359.03 Studies in Medieval Music (topics vary; check with advisor)

Religious Studies

RELS 4010.03 Islamic Philosophy: al-Ghazali
RELS 4011.03 Jewish Philosophy: Maimonides


For more information, please contact Dr. Kathy Cawsey: kathy.cawsey@dal.ca