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Robert Edwards
Committee Chair
465 Burrowes Building
rre1@psu.edu
814.863.9642

Ben Whitesell
Academic Adviser
224 Weaver Building
bdw150@psu.edu
814.867.4121

 

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 123 credits is required for the Bachelor of Arts degree, of which a total of 30 credits must be taken in fulfillment of the requirements of the Medieval Studies major. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the major.

Recommended academic plan given by semester with number of credits and general education codes.

Required Courses (6 credits)

Semesters 3-4:

Medieval Europe (MEDVL/HIST 107) GH;IL (3)

Medieval Civilization (MEDVL 108) GH;IL (3)

Additional Courses (24 credits)

For the major, 24 credits should be selected from the program list of courses dealing with the Middle Ages in no fewer than three of the following areas; 12 of these credits must be at the 400-level.

Art History

Semesters 1-8:

Ancient to Medieval Art (ART H 111) GA;IL (3)

Ancient to Medieval Art (ART H 111U) GA;IL (3)

Introduction to Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture (ART H 140) GA;IL (3)

Ancient to Medieval Architecture (ART H 201) GA;IL (3)

Semesters 3-8:

Art of the Early Middle Ages (ART H 302) GA;IL (3)

Romanesque and Gothic Art (ART H 312) GA (3)

Islamic Architecture and Art (ART H 330) GA;IL (3)

Semesters 5-8:                       

The Illuminated Manuscript (ART H 402) IL (3)

The Gothic Cathedral (ART H 412) IL (3)

Architecture of the Medieval Monastery (ART H 413) (3)

Studies in Medieval Sculpture (ART H 422) IL (3-9)

Late Antique and Early Christian Art (ART H 442) IL (3)

Byzantine Art (ART H 452) IL (3)

Art and Empire: Aztec, Inca, and Spanish (ART H 460) IL (3)

History

Semesters 1-8:

The Byzantine Empire (HIST 105) GH;IL (3)

The Crusades: Holy War in the Middle Ages (HIST 108) GH;IL (3)

Medieval and Modern Russia (HIST 141) GH;IL (3)

Introduction to Islamic Civilization (HIST 165) IL (3)

Semesters 5-8:

Research in Medieval Sources (HIST 406W) (3)

Early Medieval Society (HIST 407) IL (3)

Church and State in the High Middle Ages (HIST 408) IL (3)

Medieval Britain (HIST 411) (3)

Intellectual History of the Middle Ages (HIST 412) IL (3)

Medieval Celtic Studies (HIST 413) IL (3)

Classical Islamic Civilization, 600-1258 (HIST 471Y) IL (3)

Japan in the Age of Warriors (HIST 480) IL (3)

Literature and Language

Semesters 1-8:

Introduction to Western Literatures Through the Renaissance (CMLIT 001) GH;IL (3)

The Arthurian Legend (CMLIT 106) GH;IL (3)

British Literature to 1798 (ENGL 221) (3)

German Heroic and Medieval Literature in English Translation (GER 175) GH;IL (3)

Jewish Civilization (HEBR 010) GH;IL (3)

Iberian Civilization (SPAN 130) GH;IL (3)

Semesters 3-8:

Introduction to French Literature I (FR 351) IL (3)

Greatest Books of Italian Literature (IT 330W) (3)

Survey of Spanish Literature before 1700 (SPAN 353) (3)

Semesters 5-8:

The Western Literary Heritage (CMLIT 401Y) IL (3)

Heroic Literature (CMLIT 408) IL (3)

History of the English Language (ENGL 407) (3)

Chaucer (ENGL 441) (3)

Medieval English Literature (ENGL 442) (3)

Old French Literature (FR 422) (3)

History of the German Language (GER 430) IL (3)

History of German Literature and Culture I (GER 431) IL (3)

Dante (IT 415) (3)

Dante in Translation (IT 490) (3)

Medieval Latin Literature (LATIN 420) (3-6)

The Evolution of Spanish (SPAN 418) (3)

Medieval Studies

Semesters 1-8:

Special Topics (MEDVL 197) (1-9)

Foreign Studies (MEDVL 199) IL (1-12)

Research Project (MEDVL 294) (1-12)

Foreign Studies (MEDVL 299) IL (1-12)

Semesters 3-8:

Internship (MEDVL 395) (1-18)

Foreign Studies (MEDVL 399) IL (1-12)

Semesters 5-8:

Medieval Britain (MEDVL 411) IL (3)

Medieval Celtic Studies (MEDVL 413) IL (3)

Research Project (MEDVL 494) (1-12)

Independent Studies (MEDVL 496) (1-18)

Special Topics (MEDVL 497) (1-9)

Foreign Studies (MEDVL 499) IL (1-12)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Semesters 1-8:

New Testament (RL ST 120) GH (3)

Medieval Philosophy (PHIL 201) GH (3)

Semesters 5-8:

Major Christian Thinkers (RL ST 420) (3) (with consultation of adviser)

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