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Why Medieval Studies?

  • Students outside of York

The medieval studies major prepares students for graduate study in a variety of fields as well as career opportunities like

  • Museum curating
  • Education
  • Law
  • Data analysis
  • And more

Students develop

  • Familiarity with diverse methodologies and critical paradigms to analyze, interpret, and synthesize various types of evidence
  • Reading, writing, and critical thinking skills
  • Skills for reading medieval primary texts in their original language
  • Analytical skills in art history, history, and literature while studying how neither the past nor language is a fixed entity
  • Familiarity with a range of medieval culture, language, and thought to allow meaningful exploration of the human experience
  • Insight into the construction of belief, culture, and knowledge as reflective of personal and social contexts

Study Abroad

In today's increasingly interdependent world, study abroad is the most effective way to:

  • Improve language abilities
  • Gain access to medieval artifacts
  • Broaden academic horizons
  • Globalize one's world view
  • Expand career opportunities
  • Advance cross-cultural and problem-solving skills
  • Gain personal and professional confidence

That's why the faculty endorses it as part of the medieval studies curriculum.

Students interested in a foreign study experience may complete English 3163 in York, England, in May term. Other study abroad programs may be considered toward this degree program. Contact the medieval studies faculty to learn more.