Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2014/2015)
11.20 Medieval Studies

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Program Co-ordinator: Dr. S. O'Neill, Department of Philosophy

The Major in Medieval Studies and the Minor in Medieval Studies are interdisciplinary Arts programs that aim to promote the integrated study through core courses of a historical and cultural period, the Middle Ages, here defined as the period between Antiquity and the Modern Age. Such an approach, which coordinates the methods and subjects of several disciplines, mirrors the pluralistic and interreligious framework of the age. Core courses in Medieval Studies are intended to integrate the material and provide a common focus at the beginning of the programs.

Medieval Studies course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Medieval Studies and are designated by MST.

11.20.1 Advising

Due to the nature of interdisciplinary programming, students must carefully plan their course selection and regularly consult with the Program Co-ordinator. Questions about the delivery of a course should be directed to the appropriate academic unit.

11.20.2 Declaring the Interdisciplinary Major or Interdisciplinary Minor in Medieval Studies

Students wishing to declare a Major or Minor in Medieval Studies shall consult with the Program Co-ordinator to discuss the requirements of the program. Information about declaring a program of study in the Faculty of Arts is available at www.mun.ca/arts/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

11.20.3 Regulations for the Interdisciplinary Major in Medieval Studies
  1. A Major in Medieval Studies consists of all the general requirements of the Bachelor of Arts program, including a minimum of 36 credit hours in courses selected from Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies and Table 2 Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies below as follows:

    1. as per the General Regulations for Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs, courses from a minimum of any three Arts disciplines, and no more than 15 credit hours in any one Arts discipline other than Medieval Studies;

    2. a minimum of 12 credit hours chosen from Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies, which must include Medieval Studies 2000, at least one of MST 2001 or 2002, and include a minimum of 6 credit hours at the 3000-level or above;

    3. a minimum of 6 credit hours in the study of the Latin language, normally Classics 1120 and 1121; and

    4. a minimum of 18 additional credit hours chosen from Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies and/or Table 2 Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies, including a minimum of 6 credit hours in courses at the 4000-level. Courses at the 3000-level or above are recommended.

  2. As per the General Regulations for Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs, students completing a Major in Medieval Studies must also choose a single-discipline Minor or a Major in single-discipline.

11.20.4 Regulations for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Medieval Studies
  1. The Minor in Medieval Studies consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses chosen from Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies and Table 2 Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies below as follows:

    1. as per the General Regulations for Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs, courses from a minimum of any three Arts disciplines, and no more than 15 credit hours in any one Arts discipline other than Medieval Studies;

    2. a minimum of 12 credit hours chosen from Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies, which must include MST 2000, at least one of MST 2001 or 2002 and,

    3. a minimum of 12 additional credit hours chosen from Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies or Table 2 Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies, including a minimum of 3 credit hours in courses at the 4000-level. Courses at the 3000-level or above are recommended.

  2. As per the General Regulations for Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs, students completing a Minor in Medieval Studies must choose a single discipline Major.

11.20.5 Course List
  1. Interdisciplinary programs provide exposure to courses in various disciplines within the Faculty of Arts. Table 1 courses are Faculty of Arts courses that are fundamental to the program of study. Subject to the program regulations, they may be supplemented with Table 2 courses whose Calendar entry emphasizes the history, culture, thought, religion and/or languages of the Middle Ages. Not all courses are necessarily offered each year. Students must be careful not to register for different designations of the same course that is crosslisted with different departments. Normal departmental prerequisites for courses are applicable.

  2. As per the General Regulations for Interdisciplinary Major and Minor Programs, no more than 6 credit hours at Memorial University of Newfoundland that are not listed in the Faculty of Arts Course Descriptions may be deemed eligible towards the Major, and no more than 3 such credit hours may be deemed eligible for the Minor. Undergraduate courses not delivered by the Faculty of Arts that have been approved as Table 2 electives for the Medieval Studies programs include Biology 4270, Music 2005.

    Table 1 Core Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies

    2000 Level Courses

    3000 Level Courses

    4000 Level Courses

    Table 2 Other Faculty of Arts Courses for the Major or Minor in Medieval Studies

    1000 and 2000 Level Courses

    3000 Level Courses

    4000 Level Courses

11.20.6 Previous Calendar Regulations

In accordance with UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - Degree and Departmental Regulations, Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science, candidates for an Interdisciplinary Major or Minor in Medieval Studies who had completed a 2000-level course or above in Medieval Studies prior to September 2014 will normally follow the program regulations in effect at that time. Such students may instead elect to follow the Medieval Studies program regulations outlined in this version of the Calendar. These "grandparented" students are encouraged to consult the Program Co-ordinator for assistance with course selection.