Medieval World

The following 2022-2023 courses count for concentration credit in the Medieval World field.

In most cases, this means that at least 50% of the material in the course relates directly to the student’s field. If you find a course that you think is well-suited to your own particular course of study, but that does not appear on the list, please petition the Committee on Instruction for credit, keeping in mind the 50% guideline.

"F" indicates a course offered during the fall semester. "Sp" indicates a course offered during the spring semester. 

Please note that this list is subject to change through the beginning of the semester. Make sure you check back before registering for classes.

Look to the key below to determine which courses can count towards specific field requirements. Click on the requirement term to see a short list of courses that fulfill that field requirement. If you have any questions, please direct them to Assistant Director of Studies Briana Smith.

Key to Requirements:



Celtic Languages and Literatures 101. Irish Heroic Saga. Nagy. TIS Sp

Celtic Languages and Literatures 105. Folklore of Gaelic Ireland. Sumner. TIS F

Celtic Languages and Literatures 106. Folklore of Gaelic Scotland. Sumner. TIS Sp

Celtic Languages and Literatures 111. Shapeshifting and Identity in Celtic Traditions. McKenna. TIS F

Celtic Languages and Literatures 138. The Mabinogion: Stories from Medieval Wales. McKenna. TIS Sp

Celtic Languages and Literatures 188. Songs of the Highlander. Sumner. TIS F


Chinese History 113. Society and Culture in Late Imperial China. Szonyi. HIS Sp


Comparative Literature 157. Type to Self in the Middle Ages. Negron. TIS F

Comparative Literature 193. Love Poetry of the Middle Ages. Negron. TIS Sp


English 102M. Introduction to Old English: Charms, Herbals, Folk Medicine, Miracle Cures. Donoghue. TISSPR IC F

English 103G. Advanced Old English: Scribes and Manuscripts. Donoghue . TIS Sp

English 110FF. Medieval Fanfiction. Wilson. TIS IC Sp

English 115B. Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales. Watson. TIS F

English 119TY. English Literature: The First 1000 Years. Niles. TIS IC Sp

English 124P. Shakespearean Playwriting. Greenblatt . TIS Sp

English 125PC. Shakespeare and Popular Culture. Niles. TIS F


Government 1060. Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy. Nelson. SPR F


History 1035. Byzantine Civilization. Angelov. HIS IC Sp

History 1878. Ottoman Empre and the World (1000-1500). Kafadar. HIS Sp


History & Literature 90AN. God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to Renaissance. Gilsdorf. HIS SPR IC Sp


History of Art & Architecture 12M. Monuments of Islamic Architecture. Roxburgh. TIS IC F

History of Art & Architecture 14K. Roman World in Transition. Kalavrezou. TIS Sp

History of Art & Architecture 42P. Architecture through the Ages: Notre-Dame-de-Paris. Hamburger. TIS Sp

History of Art & Architecture 144M. Hagia Sophia. Kalavrezou. TIS F

History of Art & Architecture 146P. Pictorial Paratexts in the Middle Ages. Hamburger. TIS Sp


Islamic Civilizations 110. Major Works of Islamic Civilizations. El-Rouayheb. HIS SPR IC Sp

Islamic Civilizations 163. Introduction to Islamic Mystical Traditions. Asani. HIS SPR IC F


Italian 116. Renaissance Revolutions. Erspamer. SPR Sp


Italian 138. The Cosmos of the Divine Comedy. Pistoja. TIS IC Sp


Jewish Studies 156. The Cario Genizot and their Literature. TBA. TIS SPR Sp


Medieval Latin 10. Introduction to Medieval Latin Literature. Ziolkowski. TIS IC


Medieval Studies 107. Authority and Invention: Medieval Art and Architecture. Smith. TIS F

Medieval Studies 117. English Legal History, 600-1600. Donahue. HS F

Medieval Studies 119. Constitutional and Legal History of Medieval Continental Europe. Donahue. HS Sp


Medieval Studies 250. Crusades in Material Culture. Georganteli. SPR Sp


Near Eastern Civilizations 101. Historical Background to the Contemporary Middle East: Religion, Literature, and Politics. Barjamovic. HIS TIS SPR IC Sp


Persian 153. Heroes and Villains in the Persian Epic Tradition. Anderson. TIS SPR F


Religion 1434BIOA/B. The History of Christianity thorugh Biography and Autobiography, ca. 150-1500. Madigan. HIS IC F/Sp

Religion 1802. Introduction to Islamic Mystical Traditions. Asani. HIS SPR IC F

Religion 1816. Ismaili History and Thought. Asani. HIS SPR F


Scandinavian 102. Scandinavian Folklore: Trolls, Trolldom and the Uses of Tradition. Mitchell. TIS Sp

Scandinavian 150. Vikings and the Nordic Heroic Tradition. Mitchell. HIS F