Mediaeval Studies

Mediaeval Studies encompasses all aspects of European culture from the fall of Rome to the fall of Constantinople, approximately 450 to 1450 AD. Through courses in history, literature and art, the program offers the opportunity to study subjects which are not only of value in themselves, but also sources of many things familiar to us, in a context sufficiently unfamiliar to expand our mental horizons and suggest new perspectives.


Admission Information

  • Apply to the Humanities admission category on the St. George campus
  • Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
  • Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits


Honours Bachelor of Arts Programs

  • Mediaeval Studies (specialist, major and minor options)


First-Year Courses

  • SMC 176H1 – Mediaeval Latin


Advice for First Year

The foundational courses for the program, SMC210H1 The Early Mediaeval Tradition and SMC212H1 The Later Mediaeval Tradition are offered at the second-year level and are open to first-year students.  


Mediaeval Studies is excellent preparation for a career in any area in which knowledge of our cultural origins is valuable. In addition, the requirements for the major and specialist degrees prepare students for graduate study in mediaeval studies.


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First Year