Medieval studies majors must complete twelve medieval courses in at least three departments with a grade of mid-C or better. At least 24 credits must be in upper-division work. Two years of Latin are recommended for those who want to do graduate work in medieval studies.
Students who want a minor in medieval studies must complete seven medieval courses in at least two departments.
Students should plan their programs as early as possible with the aid of a medieval studies faculty advisor. With the advisor’s consent, courses numbered 199, 399, 405, 407, 408, or 410 may be substituted for suggested courses. At least five of the courses must be taken at the University of Oregon. More information is available from the medieval studies office or from the Medieval Studies Program director.
Chinese. Issues in Medieval Chinese Literature (CHN 424)
English. Introduction to the English Major (ENG 220); Age of King Arthur (ENG 225); The Bible and Literature (ENG 421); The Age of Beowulf (ENG 423); Medieval Romance (ENG 425); Chaucer (ENG 427); Old English I,II,III (ENG 428, 429, 430)
History. Western Civilization (HIST 101); Foundations of East Asian Civilizations (HIST 190); Early Middle Ages in Europe (HIST 319); High Middle Ages in Europe (HIST 320); Late Middle Ages in Europe (HIST 321); The Crusades (HIST 322); The Age of Discoveries (HIST 327); Early Russia (HIST 345); Early China (HIST 387); Medieval Spain (HIST 437)
History of Art and Architecture. History of Western Art II (ARH 205), Cultures of the Medieval West (ARH 331), Japanese Art II (ARH 395), Early Christian Art (ARH 430), Byzantine Art (ARH 431), Romanesque Sculpture (ARH 432), Gothic Sculpture (ARH 433), Text and Image: Medieval Manuscripts (ARH 435), Gothic Architecture I (ARH 438), Islamic Art and Architecture (ARH 490)
Humanities. Introduction to Humanities II (HUM 102)
Japanese. Introduction to Japanese Literature (JPN 305)
Judaic Studies. Medieval and Early Modern Judaism (JDST 212); Post-Biblical Literature (HBRW 313)
Music. Survey of Music History (MUS 267); Collegium Musicum (MUS 391)
Philosophy. History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval (PHIL 310)
Religious Studies. Introduction to the Bible I,II (REL 222, 223), Introduction to Islam (REL 233), History of Christianity (REL 321, 322), History of Eastern Christianity (REL 324), Martyrdom (REL 418), Early and Medieval Christian Heresy (REL 424), Sex and Gender in Early Christianity (REL 426), Islamic Mysticism (REL 432), Advanced Study of the Qu'ran (REL 435), Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy (REL 436), Medieval Japanese Buddhism (REL 444)
Romance Languages. Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature (SPAN 316), French Survey: Medieval and Renaissance (FR 317), Italian Survey: Medieval and Renaissance (ITAL 317), Dante in Translation (ITAL 341), Medieval Italian Culture (ITAL 441), Medieval and Renaissance Literature (ITAL 444)
Scandinavian. Vikings through the Icelandic Sagas (SCAN 259), Emergence of Nordic Cultures and Society (SCAN 340)