Medieval Studies Major

The major consists of 10 courses drawn from seven departments: art history and music, classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and theology. Six courses are required, as follows, with examples of departmental and program offerings that fill the requirement. The final selection of four elective courses should be determined in consultation with program advisers.

CourseTitleCredits
Introductory Course
HIST 1300UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: MEDIEVAL3
Medieval Literature
Select one of the following:3-4
CHAUCER, SHAKESPEARE, MILTON
ENGLISH LITERATURE: BEOWULF TO 1660
MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
EARLY ENGLISH DRAMA
CHAUCER
ARTHURIAN LITERATURE
MEDIEVAL ROMANCE
INTRODUCTION TO OLD ENGLISH
MEDIEVAL WOMEN WRITERS
THE PEARL POET AND HIS BOOK
BEOWULF IN OLD ENGLISH
DREAMS IN MIDDLE AGES
MEDIEVAL TOLERANCE AND INTOLERANCE
MEDIEVAL CHIVALRY
LOVE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
MEDIEVAL LITERATURE: 1000-1330
MEDIEVAL MYSTICS
MYTH OF THE HERO: MEDIEVAL MEMORY
THE MEDIEVAL TRAVELER
DEATH IN THE MIDDLE AGES
MEDIEVAL DRAMA IN PERFORMANCE
MEDIEVAL FRENCH LITERATURE
DANTE AND HIS AGE
MEDIEVAL STORYTELLING
LITERATURE AND SOCIETY
MEDIEVAL WOMEN WRITERS
LITERATURE OF DISCOVERY
SPAIN AND ISLAM
CERVANTES AND DON QUIXOTE
Medieval Philosophy
Select one of the following:4
BUILDING THE IDEAL CITY
MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
CONFESSIONS OF AUGUSTINE
FOUR MEDIEVAL THINKERS
MEDIEVAL POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
SHAKESPEARE AND AQUINAS
Medieval Theology
Select one of the following:
EARLY CHRISTIAN WRITINGS
AUGUSTINE, AQUINAS, AND LUTHER
MEDIEVAL THEOLOGY TEXTS
Medieval Art or Music
Select one of the following:4
THE FALL OF ANCIENT ROME: A MATERIAL CULTURE INVESTIGATION
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS
THE CITY OF ROME
AGE OF CATHEDRALS
MUSIC BEFORE 1600
Medieval Language 1
Select one of the following:3-4
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
INTRODUCTION TO LATIN I
INTRODUCTION TO LATIN II
INTERMEDIATE LATIN I
LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
CHRISTIAN LATIN
Additional Medieval Studies Courses
Select four additional courses 212-16
1

Classical or medieval Latin, Old English, Old French, or, in consultation with the director, another medieval language.

2

Any course with the MVST subject code or the MVST attribute code may fulfill this requirement.

In consultation with the director or the associate director, students may be encouraged to take 5000-level courses (graduate courses open to undergraduates) in related departments.

Students who choose medieval studies as a double major also complete 10 courses, including the following:

CourseTitleCredits
Required Courses
HIST 1300UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: MEDIEVAL3
Select one course in each of the following areas:
Medieval Literature or Language
Medieval Philosophy or Theology
Medieval Art or Music History
Electives
Select six electives, two of which may be drawn from the medieval courses they take for the second major

Availability

The major in medieval studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies students should major in medieval studies only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.