Skip to main content
SMC Undergraduate Programs

Mediaeval Studies Program Requirements & Courses

Note ( March 26, 2014): the following information will be updated shortly as per the 2014-2015 University of Toronto Calendar:

 

Program Requirements

Enrolment in the Specialist, Major and Minor Programs is open to students who have completed 4.0 FCEs.

Students in the Specialist option should take an introductory course in Latin.

Students enrolling in the Specialist and Major Programs are expected to meet with the program coordinator for counselling in order to be given guidelines as to how to select courses in order to build coherent specialization(s). Please note that not all courses are offered every year and that it is the responsibility of the student to plan ahead in order to make course selections that meet the program requirements.

Specialist:

12 full courses or their equivalent, including at least 4.0 FCEs at the 300+ level, 1.0 of which must be at the 400 level

1. At least 0.5 FCEs from the introductory courses: SMC175H1, SMC210H1 or SMC212H1

2. At least 2.0 FCEs from the foundational courses (see below), which provide further introduction into more specific aspects of Mediaeval Studies: Second year:SMC200H1 / SMC201H1 / SMC216Y1 / SMC222H1; Upper years:SMC307Y1 / SMC323H1 / SMC358H1 / SMC359H1 / SMC360H1 / SMC361H1

3. At least 2.0 FCEs from the following Latin courses: First or second year: LAT101H1 / LAT102H1; Second or Third year: LAT201H1 / LAT202H1 / SMC222H1; Third or Fourth year: SMC323H1

4. Up to 6.0 FCEs from among the following elective courses, with at least 2.0 FCEs from courses with an SMC designator. Their groupings are for the sake of orientation for the students in order for them to be able to make informed choices about coherent specializations.. At all levels (years 1-4) students can choose courses from all four groupings.

History courses: Second year: SMC 211H1 / SMC215H1 / SMC225H1 / HIS 208Y1 / HIS 220Y1 / HIS 251Y1 / HPS 201H1 / NMC 270H1 / NMC 273Y1 / NMC 275H1. Upper years: SMC 337H1 / SMC338H1 / SMC344Y1 / SMC357H1 / SMC422H1 / CLA378H1 / HIS320H1 / HIS321H1 / HIS322Y1 / HIS323H1 / HIS336H1 / HIS403Y1 / HIS424H1 / HIS426H1 / HIS427H1 / HIS428H1 / HIS432H1 / HIS434Y1 / HIS438H1 / HPS430H1 / NMC342H1 / NMC376H1 / NMC377Y1 / NMC396Y1

Thought: First year: SMC188Y1; Second year: SMC205H1 / PHL200Y1 / PHL205H1 / PHL206H1 / RLG241Y. Upper years: SMC307Y1 / SMC324H1 / SMC325H1 / SMC350H1 / SMC359H1 / SMC361H1 / CLA336H1 / MAT390H1 / PHL303H1 / PHL304H1 / PHL307H1 / PHL308H1 / PHL309H1 / PHL336H1 / RLG331Y1.

Literature: Second year: SMC222H1 / SMC226H1 / SMC250Y1 / ENG240Y1; LAT101H1 / LAT102H1 / LAT201H1 / LAT 202H1. Upper years: SMC323H1 / SMC343Y1 / SMC360H1 / SMC436H1 / ENG300Y1 / ENG311H1 / ENG330H1 / ENG385H1 / FRE318H1 / FRE471H1 / GER429H1 / ITA311H1 / ITA312H1 / ITA320H1 / ITA430H1 / NMC255Y1 / NMC350H1 / SLA330Y1 / SPA425H1 / SPA450H1.

The Arts: Second year: FAH215H1 / FAH216H1 / MUS208H1. Upper years: SMC344Y1 / SMC358H1 / FAH316H1 / FAH318H1 / FAH319H1 / FAH325H1 / FAH326H1 / FAH327H1 / FAH328H1 / FAH420H1 / FAH421H1 / FAH424H1 / FAH425H1 / FAH426H1 / FAH492H1 / NMC396Y1.

And from the intensive research courses with changing topics in the fourth year: SMC406H1, SMC407Y1, SMC435H1, SMC457H1

5. SMC385H1

6. SMC490Y1 (Senior Essay in Mediaeval Studies)

Major:

7 full courses or their equivalent, including at least 2.0 FCEs at the 300+ level, 0.5 of which must be at the 400 level

1. At least 0.5 FCE from the introductory courses: SMC 175H1 or 210H1, or 212H1.

2. At least 1.0 FCE from the foundational courses, which provide further introduction into more specific aspects of Mediaeval Studies: Second year: SMC200H1 / SMC201H1 / SMC216Y1 / SMC222H1. Upper years: SMC307Y1 / SMC323H1 / SMC358H1 / SMC359H1 / SMC360H1 / SMC361H1.

3. Up to 4.5 FCEs from among the following elective courses, with at least 1.5 FCEs from courses with an SMC designator. Their groupings are for the sake of orientation in order for students to be able to make informed choices about coherent specializations. At all levels (years 2-4) students can choose courses from all four groupings.

History: Second year: SMC211H1 / SMC215H1 / SMC225H1 / HIS208Y1 / HIS220Y1 / HIS 251Y1 / HPS201H1 / NMC270H1 / NMC273Y1 / NMC275H1. Upper years: SMC337H1 / SMC338H1 / SMC344Y1 / SMC357H1 / SMC422H1 / CLA378H1 / HIS320H1 / HIS321H1 / HIS322Y1 / HIS323H1 / HIS336H1 / HIS403Y1 / HIS424H1 / HIS426H1 / HIS427H1 / HIS 428H1 / HIS432H1 / HIS434Y1 / HIS438H1 / HPS430H1 / NMC342H1 / NMC376Y1 / NMC377H1 / NMC396Y1.

Thought: First year: SMC188Y1; Second year: SMC205H1 / PHL200Y1 / PHL205H1 / PHL206H1 / RLG241Y1. Upper years: SMC307Y1 / SMC324H1 / SMC325H1 / SMC350H1 / SMC359H1 / SMC361H1 / CLA336H1 / MAT390H1 / PHL303H1 / PHL304H1 / PHL307H1 / PHL308H1 / PHL309H1 / PHL336H1 / RLG331Y1.

Literature: Second year: SMC222H1 / SMC226H1 / SMC250Y1 / ENG240Y1; LAT101H1 / LAT102H1 / LAT201H1 / LAT 202H1. Upper years: SMC323H1 / SMC343Y1 / SMC360H1 / SMC436H1 / ENG300Y1 / ENG311H1 / ENG330H1 / ENG385H1 / FRE318H1 / FRE471H1 / GER429H1 / ITA311H1 / ITA312H1 / ITA320H1 / ITA430H1 / NMC255Y1 / NMC350H1 / SLA330Y1 / SPA425H1 / SPA450H1.

The Arts: Second year: FAH215H1 / FAH216H1 / MUS208H1. Upper years: SMC344Y1 / SMC358H1 / FAH316H1 / FAH318H1 / FAH319H1 / FAH325H1 / FAH326H1 / FAH327H1 / FAH328H1 / FAH420H1 / FAH421H1 / FAH424H1 / FAH425H1 / FAH426H1 / FAH492H1 / NMC396Y1.

4. SMC385H1

5. At least 0.5 FCE from among the following: SMC406H1 / SMC407Y1 / SMC422H1 / SMC425H1 / SMC435H1 / SMC436H1 / SMC457H1 / SMC490Y1.

Minor:

4 FCEs or their equivalent; including at least one 300+ series course

1. At least 0.5 FCE from the introductory courses SMC175H1/SMC210H1/
SMC212H1

2. 1.0 FCE from the Foundational Courses listed below

3. 2.5 FCEs from the Approved Courses and Foundational Courses listed below

Foundational Courses:

SMC200H1 The Christian Imagination: Visual Arts

SMC201H1 The Christian Imagination: Literary Arts

SMC216Y1 Ritual and Worship

SMC222H1 Mediaeval Latin I

SMC307Y1 Scripture in the Christian Tradition

SMC323H1 Mediaeval Latin II

SMC358H1 The Mediaeval Book

SMC359H1 Mediaeval Theology

SMC360H1 Vernacular Literature of the Middle Ages

SMC361H1 Mediaeval Law

Approved SMC Courses

SMC175H1 Mediaeval Civilization

SMC188Y1 Cornerstones in Social Justice

SMC205H1 Varieties of Christian Experience

SMC211H1 The Middle Ages and the Movies

SMC215H1 Varieties of Christian Community

SMC225H1 Viking Myths and Legends

SMC226H1 King Arthur

SMC250Y1 Celtic Mythology

SMC324H1 The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages

SMC325H1 The Monstrous Middle Ages

SMC337H1 Early Celtic History 450-1000

SMC338H1 The Celtic Nations in the Later Middle Ages

SMC343Y1 Celtic Literature and Society 500-1400

SMC344Y1 Celtic Archaeology

SMC350H1 Celtic Spirituality

SMC357H1 The Mediaeval Child

SMC406H1 Mediaeval Seminar II

SMC407Y1 Mediaeval Seminar I

SMC422H1 Sacred Space in the Christian Tradition

SMC425H1 Uses of the Bible in the Middle Ages

SMC435H1 Independent Studies in Mediaeval Studies

SMC436H1 Advanced Mediaeval Latin Seminar

SMC440Y1 Middle Welsh Language and Literature

SMC441Y1 Old and Middle Irish

SMC457H1 Directed Research

In addition to the above Approved Courses, a number of courses from other departments are cross-listed and may be counted towards the specialist, major and minor programs. See Tab 4 at the top of this page, or request a copy from the Program Assistant.

Courses Offered 2014-2015

Note the following course offerings are subject to change. Check this page from time to time before you register.

 

Students might like to note the following new Mediaeval Studies courses which will be offered in 2014-2015:

SMC176Y1Y Mediaeval Christian Latin for Beginners
Instructor: TBA

Class: MW10-12
An introduction to mediaeval ecclesiastical Latin based principally on the Vulgate Bible, the major texts of Christian worship, and a selection of texts from Later Mediaeval Latin.


SMC213H1F    Dante and the Christian Imagination

Instructor: TBA
Class: R10-12
A study of selections from various works by Dante as an expression of the medieval imagination, viewed against the background of medieval Christian doctrine and psychology and in relation to various contemporary approaches to the study of medieval Christian culture.

SMC326H1S    Mediaeval Music: thought and practice
Instructor: Michael O'Connor
Class: W3-5
An introduction to musical theory and practice in the middle ages: sacred and secular music, monophony and polyphony, performers and patrons, notation and orality.  No prior background in music or ability to read music is required.
Prerequisite: SMC203Y1/SMC206H1/SMC210H1/SMC212H1/MUS111H1

 

Note: the rest of this page is in process of being updated with the 2014-2015 course offerings and will be available shortly. Please disregard the information below.

Introductory Courses

SMC175H1F Mediaeval Civilization

Instructor: Kristen Allen
Class: R12-2 | Tutorials: R4/R5

An interdisciplinary course to introduce students to the rich culture of the European mediaeval period (from 500 to 1500). Students will examine the Middle Ages by means of its art, literature, philosophy, liturgy, historiography, and music. A chronological overview will introduce students to the basic historical shape of the period.

SMC210H1F The Early Mediaeval Tradition (formerly SMC210Y1)

Instructor:Gwendolyn Sheldon
Class: T2-4

An introduction to the thought and culture of early Mediaeval Europe. Students are introduced to the important monuments of early mediaeval History, Thought, Literature, and Art. They follow some of the common threads that run through these disciplines and explore chief expressions of early mediaeval life and thought.
Exclusion: SMC210Y1 | Recommended preparation: SMC175H1

SMC212H1S The Later Mediaeval Tradition (formerly SMC210Y1)

Instructor: Michele Mulchahey
Class: T2-4

An introduction to the thought and culture of later Mediaeval Europe. Students are introduced to the important monuments of later mediaeval History, Thought, Literature, and Art. They follow some of the common threads that run through these disciplines and explore chief expressions of later mediaeval life and thought.
Exclusion: SMC210Y1 | Recommended preparation: SMC175H1

Foundational Courses:

SMC201H1S Christian Imagination II: Literary Arts (formerly Christianity and Literature)

Instructor: John Geck
Class: R10-12

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the depth and breadth of the imagination in the western Christian tradition, through an exploration of the literary arts.

Exclusion: SMC200Y1

SMC222H1S Mediaeval Latin I

Instructor: Alexander Andrée Class: MW10-12

This course studies a selection of mediaeval Latin prose and poetry. Emphasis is on the linguistic differences between mediaeval Latin and its classical antecedent, especially in regard to vocabulary, grammar and orthography. A review of Latin grammar is part of the course.

Prerequisite: LAT100Y1 / LAT102H1
Exclusion: LAT322H1; SMC323H1

SMC307Y1Y Scripture in Christian Tradition

Instructor: Daniel Donovan
Class: TR2 | Tutorials: T3/R1

An introduction to both the Christian Bible and the ways in which it has been interpreted over the centuries; a brief overview of the Hebrew Scriptures and the use made of them in the writing of the New Testament; a cross-section of Christian biblical interpretation from Origen and Augustine to Luther and modern biblical criticism; a contemporary reading of the Gospel of Matthew and of the Letter of Paul to the Galatians.

SMC323H1F Mediaeval Latin II (formerly LAT323H1)

Instructor: Mariapia Pietropaolo
Class: MW10-12

Through the close reading of fewer but longer texts than in SMC222H1, this course gives students a deepened acquaintance of the linguistic features of mediaeval Latin, as well as with its literature, and generic and stylistic conventions. A solid foundation in basic Latin morphology, syntax and vocabulary is assumed.

Prerequisite: LAT202H1 / SMC222H1

SMC358H1S The Mediaeval Book

Instructor:Christine Kralik

Class: R10-12

This course examines the most salient aspects of mediaeval manuscript culture. We will study how the parchment for books was folded, pricked, ruled and bound, as well as what scripts were employed in the different codices. We will also examine the various types of books made in the Middle Ages, the development of manuscript library collections and how modern technology is changing the study of the mediaeval book.
Recommended preparation: LAT100Y1; SMC210H1 / SMC212H1 or a course in mediaeval history

SMC361H1F Mediaeval Law

Instructor: Giulio Silano
Class: R2-4

Mediaeval jurisprudence combines the high technical quality of Roman law with the requirements of Christianity. The seminar provides an overview of the development of mediaeval learned jurisprudence; select texts from Roman and canon law, with their glosses, are read in order to explore more specifically the methods and concerns of mediaeval jurists.

Exclusion: SMC405H1 | Recommended preparation: HIS220Y / SMC210H1 / SMC212H1

Approved SMC Courses

The following courses from the list of Approved SMC Courses are being offered in 2013-2014. For availability of Approved Cross-Listed Courses from other departments, check the Faculty of Arts and Science 2013-2014 Timetable.

SMC211H1F The Middle Ages and the Movies

Instructor: John Geck
Class: R10-12

This course examines the ways mediaeval themes have been presented in the cinema over the last century by taking exemplary films from different countries and epochs. The purpose is to explore each on three levels: the mediaeval reality, the subsequent legendary or literary elaboration, and the twentieth-century film rendition, regarded equally as work of art, ideology and economic product.

SMC226H1S King Arthur

Instructor: Brent Miles
Class: W2-4

A survey of the Arthurian legends from the earliest Latin histories through selected Welsh, French and German Romances to the English-language classic, Morte d’Arthur of Malory. Emphasis will be on reading the primary sources (in translation).
Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents

SMC385H1F Numbers and the Humanities: Multicultural Toronto

Instructor: Mark McGowan
Class: T10-12

An introduction to research methods in the Humanities focusing on quantification, the use of routinely generated records, forensic analysis, and data collection and analysis. Critique of these methods. This year the course focuses on multiculturalism and ethnicity in Toronto. Students will reconstruct the life of immigrant groups in the city by use of municipal assessment records, the censuses of 1901 and 1911, church records, newspapers, maps, city directories, and records housed in the collection of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, located in SMC's Kelly library.

Prerequisite: Students must be registered in major or specialist programs in SMC/SLA/FRE/GER/ITA

SMC406H1S Mediaeval Seminar II
Early Mediaeval Continental Germanic Languages & Cultures

Instructor: Christopher Miller
Class:
M2-4

This seminar serves as an introduction to the culture, language, and literature of the German speaking peoples of Continental Europe during the Early Mediaeval Period. Topics covered include the development of Germanic languages, with a focus on Old Saxon and Old High German, as well as the surviving literary monuments of these languages (Heliand, Hildebrandslied, Muspilli) and the political and social realities which shaped them.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Recommended preparation: SMC210H1 / SMC212H1 or other medieval courses


SMC435H1F/S Independent Studies in Mediaeval Studies

You cannot register yourself on ROSI for these courses. Follow the instructions here

An independent research project to be proposed by the student and supervised by a member of faculty affiliated with the Mediaeval Studies Program.
Prerequisite: Ten full courses

SMC457H1F/S Directed Research

You cannot register yourself on ROSI for these courses. Follow the instructions here

Based on a professor's research project currently in progress, this course will enable an undergraduate student to play a useful role in the project while receiving hands-on training in research.

Follow the instructions on the Independent Studies form

Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director

SMC490Y1Y Senior Essay in Mediaeval Studies

You cannot register yourself on ROSI for these courses. Follow the instructions here

A scholarly project chosen by the student in consultation with an instructor and approved by the Program Co-ordinator. Arrangements for the choice of topic and supervisor must be completed by the student before registration. The project will be accompanied by a research seminar component.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and program co-ordinator

SMC175H1Mediaeval Civilization

An interdisciplinary course to introduce students to the rich culture of the European mediaeval period (from 500 to 1500). Students will examine the Middle Ages by means of its art, literature, philosophy, liturgy, historiography, and music. A chronological overview will introduce students to the basic historical shape of the period.

SMC210H1    The Early Mediaeval Tradition (formerly SMC210Y1)

An introduction to the thought and culture of early mediaeval Europe. Students are introduced to important monuments of early mediaeval History, Thought, Literature, and Art.  They follow some of the common threads that run through these disciplines and explore chief expressions of early mediaeval life and thought.

Exclusion: SMC210Y1 | Recommended Preparation: SMC175H1

SMC211H1    The Middle Ages and the Movies

This course examines the ways mediaeval themes have been presented in the cinema over the last century by taking exemplary films from different countries and epochs. The purpose is to explore each on three levels: the mediaeval reality, the subsequent legendary or literary elaboration, and the twentieth-century film rendition, regarded equally as work of art, ideology and economic product.

SMC212H1    The Later Mediaeval Tradition (formerly SMC210Y1)

An introduction to the thought and culture of later mediaeval Europe. Students are introduced to important monuments of later medaeval History, Thought, Literature, and Art.  They follow some of the common threads that run throught these disciplines and explore chief expressions of later mediaeval life and thought.

Exclusion: SMC210Y1 |
Recommended Preparation: SMC175H1

SMC222H1    Mediaeval Latin I (formerly LAT322H1)

This course studies a selection of mediaeval Latin prose and poetry. Emphasis is on the linguistic differences between mediaeval Latin and its classical antecedent, especially in regard to vocabulary, grammar and orthography. A review of Latin grammar is part of the course.

 Prerequisite: LAT100Y1 / LAT102H1 | Exclusion: LAT322H1
SMC225H1    Viking Myths and Legends

This course will explore the range and development of myths and legends associated with the Viking period and its aftermath in Northern Europe and much farther afield. Sources in a variety of languages and media will be considered, from runes to iTunes, with a firm focus on medieval material.

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents

SMC226H1    King Arthur

A survey of the Arthurian legends from the earliest Latin histories through selected Welsh, French and German Romances to the English-language classic, Morte d’Arthur of Malory. Emphasis will be on reading the primary sources (in translation).

Prerequisite: Completion of five undergraduate full course equivalents

SMC323H1    Mediaeval Latin II (formerly LAT323H1)

Through the close reading of fewer but longer texts than in SMC222H1, this course gives students a deepened acquaintance of the linguistic features of mediaeval Latin, as well as with its literature, and generic and stylistic conventions. A solid foundation in basic Latin morphology, syntax and vocabulary is assumed.

Prerequisite: LAT202H1 / SMC222H1SMC324H1    The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages

This course explores mediaeval biblical commentary and the various approaches taken by the exegetes to uncover the secrets of the sacred page, for instance through the four senses of Scripture: history, allegory, tropology, and anagogy.

Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1 / SMC212H1

SMC325H1    The Monstrous Middle Ages

A course on the role of monsters in the mediaeval imagination.  Sources will include classical and mediaeval texts and monuments, examined through the lenses of various modern and postmodern theories about the meaning of monsters in the Middle Ages.

Prerequisite: SMC175H1 / SMC210H1 / SMC212H1

SMC357H1    The Mediaeval Child

This course examines birth, nourishment, education and death of children in the Middle Ages. What was it like to be a mediaeval boy or girl? What kind of relationship did children have with their parents, with their teachers, or with other children? Primary sources are examined and interdisciplinary methods employed.

Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1 / SMC212H1

SMC358H1    The Mediaeval Book

This course examines the most salient aspects of mediaeval manuscript culture. We will study, first, how the parchment for books was folded, pricked, ruled and bound, and second, what scripts were employed in the different codices. We will also examine the various types of books made in the Middle Ages and the challenges they pose to modern scholars.

 Recommended Preparation: LAT100Y1 / LAT102H1; SMC210H1 / SMC212H1or a course in mediaeval history.
SMC359H1    Mediaeval Theology

An introduction to the discipline of theology as taught in the mediaeval schools. Building on a basic knowledge of Christian scriptures and of philosophical argument, this course will offer an organic exposition of mediaeval theology, together with an introduction into the scientific method of theological investigation as practised in the Middle ages.

Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1 / SMC212H1

SMC360H1    Vernacular Literature of the Middle Ages (formerly SMC420H1)

This course surveys mediaeval vernacular literature within the cultural context of Europe and considers the development of different literary genres such as epic, romance and lyric. Relations between vernacular literatures, and between vernacular and latin literature are also studied.

Exclusion: SMC420H1
Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1 / SMC212H1

SMC361H1    Mediaeval Law (formerly SMC405H1)

Mediaeval jurisprudence combines the high technical quality of Roman law with the requirements of Christianity. The seminar provides an overview of the development of mediaeval learned jurisprudence; select texts from Roman and canon law, with their glosses, are read in order to explore more specifically the methods and concerns of mediaeval jurists.

Exclusion: SMC405H1
Recommended Preparation: HIS220Y1 / SMC210H1 / SMC212H1

SMC406H1    Mediaeval Seminar II

A fourth-year seminar on a topic to be determined annually.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1 / SMC212H1 or other mediaeval courses
SMC407Y1    Mediaeval Seminar I

A fourth-year seminar on a topic to be determined annually.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1 / SMC212H1 or other mediaeval courses

SMC435H1    Independent Studies in Mediaeval Studies

An independent research project to be proposed by the student and supervised by a member of faculty affiliated with the Mediaeval Studies Program.

Prerequisite: Ten full courses

SMC436H1    Advanced Mediaeval Latin Seminar

This seminar explores the intellectual milieu of the cathedral schools of the twelfth century and the debates of its famous and infamous protagonists: Abelard, for instance, and Bernard of Clairvaux, Heloise, Peter the Venerable, etc. Readings in the original Latin will be discussed and commented upon by students.

Prerequisite: SMC323H1
Recommended Preparation: SMC210H1 / SMC212H1

SMC490Y1    Senior Essay in Mediaeval Studies

A scholarly project chosen by the student in consultation with an instructor and approved by the Program Co-ordinator. Arrangements for the choice of topic and supervisor must be completed by the student before registration.  The project will be accompanied by a research seminar component.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and program coordinator

Approved Cross-Listed Courses

Group A: History

CLA378H1 Late Antiquity

HIS208Y1 History of the Jewish People

HIS220Y1 The Shape of Medieval Society

HIS251Y1 History of East Central Europe

HIS320H1 Barbarian Invasions and the Fall of the Roman Empire

HIS321H1 Dark Age Europe, 7th-10th Centuries

HIS322Y1 The High Middle Ages

HIS323H1 Rites of Passage and Daily Life in the Middle Ages

HIS336H1 Medieval Spain

HIS403Y1 Jews and Christians in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

HIS424H1 Violence in Medieval Society

HIS426H1 Mediaeval Italy, 400-1400

HIS427H1 History and Historiography in the Golden Legend

HIS428H1 Medieval Institutes of Perfection

HIS432H1 Topics in Mediaeval History

HIS434Y1 Kievan Rus

HIS438H1 Inquisition and Society in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

HPS201H1 Origins of Western Technology

HPS430H1 History of Technology I

NMC270H1 Christians of the Middle East

NMC273Y1 Early Islamic History: The Prophet and the Caliphates

NMC275H1 Muslims and Jews: The Medieval Encounter

NMC342H1 History and Sources of Egyptian Monasticism

NMC396Y1 The Islamic City

NMC376H1 History of Islamic Spain and North Africa (640-1492)

NMC377Y1 The Ottoman Empire to 1800

Group B: Thought

CLA336H1 Roman Law

MAT390H1 History of Mathematics up to 1700

PHL200Y1 Ancient Philosophy

PHL205H1 Early Medieval Philosophy

PHL206H1 Later Medieval Philosophy

PHL303H1 Plato

PHL304H1 Aristotle

PHL307H1 Augustine

PHL308H1 Aquinas

PHL309H1 Topics in Medieval Philosophy

PHL336H1 Islamic Philosophy

RLG241Y Early Christian Writings I

RLG331Y1 Eastern Christianity

Group C: Literature

ENG240Y1 Old English Language and Literature

ENG300Y1 Chaucer

ENG311H1 Medieval Literature

ENG330H1 Early Drama

ENG385H1 History of the English Language

FRE318H1 Medieval French Literature (formerly FRE 321H1)

FRE471H1 Medieval French Language

GER365H1 Yiddish and German Storytelling Before 1700

GER429H1 Topics in Medieval German Literature

ITA311H1 Medieval Italian Literature in Translation: Dante

ITA312H1 Medieval Italian Literature in Translation: Petrarch and Boccaccio

ITA320H1 Dante: Vita Nuova and Divina Commedia (Inferno)

ITA430H1 History of the Italian Language

LAT101H1 Introductory Latin I

LAT102H1 Introductory Latin II

NMC255Y1 Arabic Literature in Translation

NMC350H1 Syriac Literature in Translation

SLA330Y1 Old Church Slavonic

SPA425H1 History of the Spanish Language

SPA450H1 Studies in Medieval Iberian Literature

Group D: The Arts

Note that admission to FAH courses at the 400 level is limited. Please contact the Fine Art History Department early if you wish to enrol.

FAH215H1 Early Medieval Art and Architecture

FAH216H1 Later Medieval Art and Architecture

FAH316H1 Accessing the Sacred

FAH318H1 Monastic Art and Architecture

FAH319H1 Illuminated Manuscripts

FAH325H1 Church Decoration

FAH326H1 Art and Liturgy

FAH327H1 Secular Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages

FAH328H1 Gothic Cathedral

FAH420H1 Studies in Western Medieval Art and Architecture

FAH421H1 Studies in Medieval Cities

FAH424H1 Studies in Medieval Book Illumination

FAH425H1 Studies in Medieval Art and Gender

FAH426H1 Medieval Art in Local Collections

FAH492H1/Y1 Independent Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture

MUS208H1 Medieval and Renaissance Masterpieces

NMC396Y1 The Islamic City