Medieval Studies at UCSB
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- How do I prepare for the major?
- You will need to take History 4A-B. If you are planning work on the graduate
level, a reading knowledge of Latin and of at least one modern European language
will be necessary. In certain fields, Hebrew, Arabic, or Greek may also be
needed. For students not planning graduate work, a language is desirable,
but not required.
- To whom do I speak to about declaring the major?
- For questions about the major, please call 893-2992, or go to the History
Department. You may also want to talk to your professors in medieval studies
classes you've had about questions about the field.
- What does it mean that I "build" my major? Aren't there specific course
- Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary program, which means that each
student's major will look different according to his or her interests. For
example, someone interested in medieval French literature will have a much
different set of courses than someone working on medieval Middle Eastern history.
- However, there are some requirements involved with building the major. An
upper-division major will require forty units from the following list of courses,
with the selection forming a coherent program that must be approved a member
of the medieval studies committee. Those courses include:
- Art History 105 B-C-E-F-G-H-J-K-L-M
- Comparative Literature 116, 120
- Dramatic Art 160B
- English 110A, 111, 115, 119,152A-B-S, 156, 197 (petition when course content is appropriate to medieval studies)
- French 101A, 129X, 147B (when a Medieval topic), 148A-B-C, 151A, 153A, 154D, 155A-B, 156C
- History 106A, 112D, 113C, 114A-B-C, 115, 115P, 115X, 116, 117A-C-D-P-Q, 118A-B, 119; 121A-B, 145A-B, 155A
- Italian 114X, 139X, 148X
- (Classics) Latin 103
- Medieval Studies 199
- Music Performance Laboratories A148, A148S
- Music 112A, 179
- Portuguese 105A
- Religious Studies 111A, 127B, 131J, 137, 140A, 188, 189B
- Spanish 110A, 116, 119A, 122A-B
Students may also submit petitions to the chair of the Medieval Studies Program
to have other appropriate courses count towards the major.
- Can I double-major in Medieval Studies?
- Yes, you can double-major.
- Is there a Medieval Studies minor?
- At this time, there is no minor in Medieval Studies.
© 2006 Edward D. English