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Medieval and Medievalism Studies (BA in combination)


Laurier is the only university in Ontario to offer multiple interdisciplinary Medieval and Medievalism Studies courses to first-year students. You will have access to courses that cover an exciting variety of subjects like witches, outlaws, heretics, knights, dragons and fantasy literature. 

This interdisciplinary program analyzes cultural materials from the period c. AD 500-1500. These materials include myths, philosophy, theology, combat, fine arts, literature, history, politics, music, economics and architecture. Movies, video games and theme parks are integrated into our course content to depict later representations of the Middle Ages! Our program allows you to tailor your study of the medieval period and its cultural legacy to a literary, cultural or historical focus.

Program Highlights

  • View the Medieval and Medievalism Studies experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • This is a flexible degree that you take in combination with another Arts program.
  • Start your first year with a course on Game of Thrones or Harry Potter.
  • We have student exchange arrangements with the University of Durham in England and the University of Poitiers in France.
  • Our Medieval Students' Society is the strongest such group on campus and organizes events like archery and medieval potluck dinners.

Sample Courses

  • Discovering the Middle Ages
  • Game of Thrones and Medieval Culture
  • Harry Potter and Medieval Culture
  • Early Medieval Europe
  • The Central and Late Middle Ages
  • Teaching, Learning and Thinking Through Medieval Studies (teaching practicum)
  • Introduction to Medieval Manuscripts
  • The Middle Ages Now: Medievalism in Contemporary Culture
  • The Middle Ages Again: Experimental Archeology of the Medieval Period


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Digital Humanities Option
  • Muslim Studies Option
  • History Minor
  • English Minor
  • Archaeology Minor
  • Ancient Studies Minor
  • Philosophy Minor
  • Religion and Culture Minor
  • Languages Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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