Through its courses in history, thought, literature and art, the Mediaeval Studies program offers students the opportunity to study subjects which are not only of value in their own right, but also sources of many things familiar to us, in a context sufficiently unfamiliar to expand our mental horizons and suggest new perspectives.
St Michael's College has a long tradition of teaching and research in mediaeval disciplines, and its library has rich resources in the field.
Mediaeval Studies may be taken as a minor, major, or specialist program.
Mediaeval Studies is an undergraduate program only. Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto may enrol in the program at the end of their first year. All students in the Faculty of Arts and Science are welcome in the program and its individual courses.
Please note: not all courses are offered every year
- Mediaeval Civilization
- The Early Mediaeval Tradition
- The Later Mediaeval Tradition
- The Middle Ages and the Movies
- The Mediaeval Book
- Mediaeval Theology
- Vernacular Literature of the Middle Ages
- Mediaeval Law
- Mediaeval Canon Law
- The Mediaeval Church
- Uses of the Bible in the Middle Ages
- The Mediaeval Child
- Mediaeval Latin Literature
- The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
The program also includes relevant courses in other departments, e.g. History, Philosophy, Art, etc.
Mediaeval Studies Undergraduate Society (MSUS) is a student group dedicated to being a centre of activity within the program. It promotes student involvement by offering academic, social, and cultural events including lectures and discussions, demonstrations and workshops, and Mediaeval Mead Nights.
University of Toronto students have the opportunity of applying for the third year Study Elsewhere program.