Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Medieval Studies Program

Medieval studies is a broad category of study that analyses cultural materials from the era c. 500-1500 AD. These materials include myths, philosophy, history, heroic stories, theology, combat, fine arts, language, military history, manuscripts, literature, politics, music, economics, calligraphy, urban studies, architecture, language history, images, philosophy of science, cultural studies, gender studies, and many other areas and disciplines. Study of the medieval era frequently requires an inherent interdisciplinary approach as well as a variety of intellectual approaches. Medieval studies in modern universities also include courses in medievalism, that is, the study of the representations of medieval cultures in modern or contemporary cultures.

Honours Combination BA and Minor:

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Medieval Studies Co-ordinating Committee

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
ML100 Discovering the Middle Ages 0.5
ML101 Harry Potter and Medieval Culture 0.5
ML102 Game of Thrones and Medieval Culture [1] 0.5
ML200 The Middle Ages Today: Medievalism in Contemporary Culture [2] 0.5
ML201 City and Cathedral: The Church in Medieval Society [3] 0.5
ML202 Castle and Village: Class and Material Culture [4] 0.5
ML300 Special Topics 0.5
ML301 An Introduction to Medieval Manuscripts [5] 0.5
ML400 Senior Seminar in Medieval Studies 0.5
ML401 The Medieval Book 0.5
ML402 Teaching, Learning and Thinking Through Medieval Studies [6] 0.5
ML499 Directed Study 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Addition April 15, 2015: ML451 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.

  1. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: ML102 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  2. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: ML200 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  3. Editorial Revision June 24, 2015: ML201 Exclusion deleted; effective September 1, 2015.

  4. Editorial Revision June 24, 2015: ML202 Exclusion deleted; effective September 1, 2015.

  5. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: ML301 renumbered from ML203; description changed; effective September 1, 2015.

  6. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: ML402 New course; effective September 1, 2015.