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Mediaeval Studies Program Requirements & Courses

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.

Consult: Professor Giulio Silano, St. Michael's College

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 / SMC212H1

2. At least 2.0 FCEs from the foundational courses (see below), which provide further introduction into more specific aspects of Mediaeval Studies

3. At least 2.0 FCEs from the following Latin courses:SMC176H1 / LAT101H1 / LAT102H1 / LAT201H1 / LAT202H1 / SMC222H1 / 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. Students can choose courses from all four groups

History:
SMC211H1 / SMC215H1 / SMC225H1 / SMC337H1 / SMC338H1 / SMC344Y1 / SMC357H1 / SMC422H1 / CLA378H1 / HIS208Y1 /HIS220Y1/ HIS251Y1 / HIS320H1 / HIS321H1 / HIS322H1 / HIS323H1 / HIS336H1 / HIS403Y1 / HIS424H1 / HIS426H1 / HIS427H1 / HIS428H1 / HIS432H1/ HIS434Y1 / HIS438H1 /HPS201H1 / HPS430H1 / NMC270H1 / NMC273Y1 / NMC275H1 / NMC342H1 / NMC376H1 / NMC377Y1 / NMC396Y1

Thought:
SMC188Y1 / SMC205H1 / SMC213H1 / SMC216H1 / SMC307Y1 / SMC324H1 / SMC325H1 / SMC350H1 / SMC359H1 / SMC361H1 / SMC425H1 / CLA336H1/ MAT390H1 / PHL200Y1 / PHL205H1 / PHL206H1 / PHL303H1 / PHL304H1 / PHL307H1 / PHL308H1 / PHL309H1 / PHL336H1 / RLG241Y1 / RLG 331Y1

Literature:
SMC176H1 / SMC222H1 / SMC226H1 / SMC250Y1 / SMC323H1 / SMC343H1 / SMC360H1/ SMC440Y1 / SMC441Y1 /SMC436H1 /ENG240Y1 / ENG300Y1 / ENG311H1 / ENG330H1/ ENG385H1 / FRE318H1 / FRE471H1 / GER429H1 / ITA311H1 / ITA312H1/ ITA320H1 / ITA430H1 / LAT101H1 / LAT102H1 / LAT201H1 / LAT202H1 / NMC255Y1 / NMC350H1/ SLA330Y1 / SPA425H1/ SPA450H1

The Arts:
SMC326H1 / SMC344Y1 / SMC358H1 / SMC422H1 / FAH215H1 / FAH216H1 / FAH316H1 / FAH318H1 / FAH319H1 / FAH325H1 / FAH326H1 / FAH327H1 / FAH328H1 / FAH420H1 / FAH421H1 / FAH424H1 / FAH425H1/ FAH426H1 / FAH492H1 / MUS208H1 / 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 / SMC210H / SMC212H1

2. At least 1.0 FCEs from the foundational courses (see below), which provide further introduction into more specific aspects of Mediaeval Studies

3. Up to 4.5 FCEs from among the following elective courses, with at least 1.5 FCEs from courses with an SMC designator. Students can choose courses from all four groups.

History:
SMC211H1 / SMC215H1 / SMC225H1 / SMC337H1 / SMC338H1 / SMC344Y1 / SMC357H1 / SMC422H1 / CLA378H1 / HIS208Y1 /HIS220Y1/ HIS251Y1 / HIS320H1 / HIS321H1 / HIS322H1 / HIS323H1 / HIS336H1 / HIS403Y1 / HIS424H1 / HIS426H1 / HIS427H1 / HIS428H1 / HIS432H1/ HIS434Y1 / HIS438H1 /HPS201H1 / HPS430H1 / NMC270H1 / NMC273Y1 / NMC275H1 / NMC342H1 / NMC376H1 / NMC377Y1 / NMC396Y1

Thought:
SMC188Y1 / SMC205H1 / SMC307Y1 / SMC324H1 / SMC325H1 / SMC350H1 / SMC359H1 / SMC361H1 / SMC425H1 / CLA336H1/ MAT390H1 / PHL200Y1 / PHL205H1 / PHL206H1 / PHL303H1 / PHL304H1 / PHL307H1 / PHL308H1 / PHL309H1 / PHL336H1 / RLG241Y1 / RLG 331Y1

Literature:
SMC176H1 / SMC222H1 / SMC226H1 / SMC250Y1 / SMC323H1 / SMC343H1 / SMC360H1/ SMC440Y1 / SMC441Y1 /SMC436H1 /ENG240Y1 / ENG300Y1 / ENG311H1 / ENG330H1/ ENG385H1 / FRE318H1 / FRE471H1 / GER429H1 / ITA311H1 / ITA312H1/ ITA320H1 / ITA430H1 / LAT101H1 / LAT102H1 / LAT201H1 / LAT202H1 / NMC255Y1 / NMC350H1/ SLA330Y1 / SPA425H1/ SPA450H1

The Arts:
SMC326H1 / SMC344Y1 / SMC358H1 / SMC422H1 / FAH215H1 / FAH216H1 / FAH316H1 / FAH318H1 / FAH319H1 / FAH325H1 / FAH326H1 / FAH327H1 / FAH328H1 / FAH420H1 / FAH421H1 / FAH424H1 / FAH425H1/ FAH426H1 / FAH492H1 / MUS208H1 / NMC396Y1

And from the intensive research courses with changing topics in the fourth year: SMC406H / SMC407Y1 / SMC435H1 / SMC457H1

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 Foundational Courses listed below or from the elective courses listed in Item 4 of the Specialist Program above.

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

Updated May 12, 2014

Courses Offered 2014-2015

Note the following course offerings are subject to change. Check this page from time to time before you register.
Also note that as of May 7, 2014, this listing is more up-to-date than the Faculty of Arts and Science Timetable which will not be updated until mid-June. If you have questions about course information, contact the Programs Assistant.

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:
Maria Pietropaolo
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: Kristen Allen
Class: R10-12
A study of selections from various works by Dante as an expression of the mediaeval imagination, viewed against the background of mediaeval Christian doctrine and psychology and in relation to various contemporary approaches to the study of mediaeval Christian culture. Texts will be studied in translation.

SMC326H1S    MEDIAEVAL MUSIC: THOUGHT AND PRACTICE
Instructor: Michael O'Connor
Class: W4-6
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

 

IMPORTANT: Applying for SMC "E Code" courses 2014-2015

Places in the following courses are limited and enrolment is restricted.
Students cannot enrol directly on ROSI. Follow the instructions here.
SMC362Y1S Intercordia
SMC406H1F Mediaeval Seminar: High Mediaeval Papacy (deadline for applications June 27, 2014)
SMC459H1S Research and Service Learning in Social Justice

  • Students cannot enrol directly on ROSI for the following courses. Applications are required. Follow the instructions here.
  • SMC435H1 / SMC490Y1 Independent Study / Senior Essay Courses

Updated May 1, 2014

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.

SMC176Y1Y MEDIAEVAL CHRISTIAN LATIN FOR BEGINNERS

Instructor: Maria Pietropaolo
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.

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: John Geck
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:

SMC200H1S Christian Imagination I: VISUal arts (formerly smc200Y1)

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 visual arts.

Exclusion: SMC200Y1

SMC216Y1Y RITUAL AND WORSHIP

Instructor: Michael O'Connor
Class: T3 / R4 | Tutorial: T4 / R3

An introduction to Christian ritual and worship, in cross-cultural and ecumenical perspective. Biblical roots and historical develo9pment of the Christian sacraments, especially baptism and the Eucharist. Contemporary Catholic perspectives on worship in a secular and multicultural world.

SMC222H1S Mediaeval Latin I

Instructor: Michael Elliot
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

SMC323H1F MEDIAEVAL LATIN II (formerly LAT323H1)

Instructor: Maria 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

SMC359H1S MEDIAEVAL THEOLOGY

Instructor: Joe Goering
Class: W2-4

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

Approved SMC Courses

The following approved SMC Courses are being offered in 2014-2015. For availability of Approved Cross-Listed Courses from other departments, check the Faculty of Arts and Science 2014-2015 Timetable.

SMC213H1F DANTE AND THE CHRISTIAN IMAGINATION

Instructor: Kristen Allen
Class: R10-12

A study of selections from various works by Dante as an expression of the mediaeval imagination, viewed against the background of mediaeval Christian doctrine and psychology and in relation to various contemporary approaches to the study of mediaeval Christian culture. Texts will be studied translation.

SMC326H1S MEDIAEVAL MUSIC: THOUGHT AND PRACTICE

Instructor: Michael O'Connor
Class: W4-6

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.

Prerequiste: SMC203Y1 / SMC206H1 / SMC210H1 / SMC212H1 / MUS111H1

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

SMC406H1F MEDIAEVAL SEMINAR: HIGH MEDIAEVAL PAPACY

You cannot register yourself on ROSI for this course. Follow the instructions here.

Instructor: Giulio Silano
Class: W2-4

The course will cover the development of the high mediaeval Papacy’s broader and deeper involvement in Western Church and society in the period 1170-1370. Particular attention will be paid to the link of Papacy and law in the redefinition of the Papal Court as an effective supreme court and the place where legislation for all Christendom is effectively framed.

Recommended preparation: SMC210H1 / SMC212H1 or other mediaeval courses

SMC406H1S MEDIAEVAL SEMINAR: DEATH AND SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Instructor: Yolanda Iglesias
Class: M10-12

The purpose of this course is twofold. First, the course presents a historical overview of the fundamentals of Castilian society (and European in general) in the Middle Ages and, particularly, of the way medieval people viewed and dealt with death. Second, it provides a look at this social issue through the analysis of a selection of the literary texts representatives of this period. We will observe how some literary works are unique historical documents for the study of the Middle Ages. We will read literature in translation.

Recommended preparation: SMC210H1 / SMC212H1 or other mediaeval 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 this course. 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

Approved Cross-listed Courses

The following course from the list of Approved Cross-listed Courses is being offered in 2014-2015. For availability of other cross-listed courses, check the Faculty of Arts and Science 2014-2015 Timetable.

FRE 471H1F  Medieval French Language

Instructor: D. Kullmann
Class: T4-6

An introduction to Old French, concentrating on the lexicon, morphology, and basic syntax. Participants will learn the most important characteristics of the system of Old French language and acquire a general reading knowledge, sufficient for understanding most medieval texts. Selected readings from 12th and 13th –century texts will be supplemented by systematic presentations.

Exceptionally, this course is also listed in the offerings of the graduate department of French. A few additional sessions for graduate students will be optional for undergraduates. - The course will be taught in French and will be accompanied by an optional tutorial for repetition in English.
Required text: Raynaud de Lage, Guy, Introduction à l'ancien français (nouvelle édition par Geneviève Hasenohr).
Assignments and evaluation: Two in-class tests (50 %), written assignments (40 %), overall assessment (10 %).
Prerequisite: FRE272H1 or FRE273H1

Updated June 27, 2014

 

 

 

Not all courses offered every year

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



SMC213H1 Dante and the Christian Imagination


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.

 


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 equivalen

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 / SMC222H1


SMC324H1    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





SMC326H1 Medieval Music: Thought and PracticE

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



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 (including approved SMC courses from other programs)

Group A: History

SMC215H1 Varieties of Christian Community
SMC337H1 Early Celtic History 450-1000
SMC338H1 The Celtic Nations in the Later Middle Ages 1000-1550
SMC344Y1 Celtic Archaeology
SMC422H1 Sacred Space in the Christian Tradition

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
HIS322H1 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
NMC376H1 History of Islamic Spain and North Africa (640-1492)
NMC377Y1 The Ottoman Empire to 1800
NMC396Y1 The Islamic City

Group B: Thought

SMC188Y1 Cornerstones in Social Justice
SMC205H1 Varieties of Christian Experience
SMC216Y1 Ritual and Worship
SMC307Y1 Scripture in the Christian Tradition
SMC350H1 Celtic Spirituality
SMC425H1 Uses of the Bible in the Middle Ages

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

Group C: Literature

SMC250Y1 Celtic Mythology
SMC343H1 Mediaeval Celtic Narratives
SMC440Y1 Middle Welsh Language
SMC441Y1 Old and Middle Irish

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)

LAT101H1 Introductory Latin I
LAT102H1 Introductory Latin II
LAT201H1 Intermediate Latin I
LAT202H1 Intermediate Latin II

NMC255Y1 Arabic Literature in Translation
NMC350H1 Syriac Literature in Translation

SLA330Y1 Old Church Slavonic
SLA400H1 Studies in Mediaeval Russian Literature

SPA450H1 Studies in Medieval Iberian Literature

Group D: The Arts

SMC200H1 Christian Imagination I: Visual Arts
SMC201H1 Christian Imagination II: Literary Arts
SMC344Y1 Celtic Archaeology
SMC422H1 Sacred Space in the Christian Tradition

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
FAH318H1 Monastic Art and Architecture
FAH319H1 Illuminated Manuscripts
FAH327H1 Secular Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages
FAH420H1 Studies in Western Medieval Art and Architecture
FAH421H1 Studies in Medieval Cities
FAH424H1 Studies in Medieval Book Illumination
FAH492H1/Y1 Independent Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture

NMC396Y1 The Islamic City