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Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Medieval Studies


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Requirements for Major


The major is open to all qualified students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated competence in a foreign language through the 202 level, or its equivalent, which is appropriate to their work in the program. Requirements for graduation from the major:

  1. 30 hours of credit in courses approved by the student’s advisor with passing grades, and with at least a 2.000 average, distributed over the following fields of study:
    History (9 credits)
    Literature (9 credits)
    Art or Music (3 credits)
    Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Political Thought (3 credits)
    MSP 308: Colloquium in Medieval Studies in the fall of the junior year (3 credits), or the equivalent. 
    MSP 480: Seminar in Medieval Studies in the spring of the senior year (3 credits).
  2. A senior thesis written under the supervision of a member of the faculty and approved by the student’s advisor and the chairman of the Medieval Studies Program

The major may be combined with another departmental program as a double major. Students may also complete a minor in Medieval Studies by taking at least 18 credits in medieval courses approved by the student’s advisor. At least one course must be taken in each of three of the contributing fields of study (History; Literature; Art or Music; or Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Political Thought).

The problems inherent in an interdisciplinary major which relate to the sources and methods in different fields, and to the development of a program from a vast array of courses, can be dealt with to large extent by fitting the program to each student’s abilities and needs. This is done through individual consultation, work in small classes, and careful supervision of the senior essay.

Requirements for a Minor


Students may also complete a minor in Medieval Studies by taking at least 18 credits in medieval courses approved by the student’s advisor. At least one course must be taken in each of three of the contributing fields of study:

History; Literature; Art or Music; or Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Political Thought.

Additional Information


For more information, contact Everett U. Crosby, Medieval Studies Program Chairman, Department of History, 220 Randall Hall, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400180, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4180; (434) 924-6407; euc@virginia.edu.

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