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Medieval and Medievalism Studies (BA in combination)


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, among others.

Laurier is the only university in Ontario to offer multiple interdisciplinary Medieval and Medievalism Studies courses to first-year students. You’ll have access to courses that cover an exciting variety of subjects like witches, outlaws, heretics, knights, dragons and fantasy literature. We bring later representations of the Middle Ages – in movies, video games and theme parks, for instance – directly into our course content, right from year one. 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

  • Start your first year with a course on Game of Thrones or Harry Potter.
  • This is a flexible degree that you take in combination with another Arts program.
  • We have student exchange arrangements with the University of Durham in England and the University of Poitiers in France.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Harry Potter and Medieval Culture
  • Teaching, Learning and Thinking Through Medieval Studies (teaching practicum)
  • Introduction to Medieval Manuscripts
  • Game of Thrones and Transmedia Medievalism
  • 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 & Culture minor
  • Languages minor

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