Sample Concentration Programs

Sample Concentration Programs

The concentration programs described below were pursued by four concentrators in Medieval Studies in past years. They provide an idea of the mix of courses selected by these students, who also wrote honors theses. These are just examples. Other students have developed different programs according to their interests.

 

I.       Honors Thesis Topic: Remnants of Epic Poetry in a Thirteenth Century   Zamoran Chronicle.

     Courses:

  • Medieval Perspectives
  • The World of Byzantium
  • Survey of Late and Medieval Latin Literature
  • The Classical Tradition in the Middle Ages
  • Women in Medieval Literature
  • Gothic Art and Architecture
  • The Early Middle Ages
  • Medieval History (University of Salamanca)
  • Studies in Spanish Literature of the Middle Ages
  • Aristotle

 


II.       Honors Thesis Topic:
The Symbolism of the Dragon in Anglo-Saxon Literature.

     Courses:

  • Medieval Perspectives
  • Introduction to the Study of Medieval Texts
  • Studies in Poetry: Medieval Poets
  • Old English Language and Literature
  • Old English Literature: Beowulf
  • Introduction to Medieval Art
  • Anglo-Saxon Art
  • The High Middle Ages
  • Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

 

 
III. Honors Thesis Topic: The Classical Heroine in the Medieval World: Elements of Latin and Greek Myth in the Medieval Legend of Albina

     Courses:

 

  • Medieval Latin
  • History of the Crusades
  • Early Medieval Europe
  • Chaucer
  • Arts du récit, 1100-1400
  • Chaucer: Canterbury Tales
  • Old English
  • Romances of Medieval Iberia
  • Dante
  • Manuscript, Image, Middle English Text

 

 

IV. Honors Thesis Topic: Cemeteries Crowned in Ruins: A Study of Memory And the Re-use of Temples in Early Medieval Gaul

      Courses:

  • The Ideal of Self
  • Charlemagne: Conquest, Empire, and the Making of the Middle Ages
  • The Body in Medieval Art
  • Ireland 1000-1250: From Brian Boru to the English Invasion
  • Old English
  • Christianity in Late Antiquity
  • Alcuin
  • The Viking Age
  • The World of Byzantium
  • From Courtly Love to Postmodern Desire

 

The following themes are among those that have been persued by other concentrators:

  • The Medieval Islamic World
  • Medieval Judaism
  • Spain in the Middle Ages
  • Mideival Lingustics
  • Medieval Languages and Lyric Poetry
  • Medieval Archaeology
  • Late Latin Poetry