Programs by Campus
Institute for Medieval Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Departmental E-mail: mest [at] indiana [dot] edu
Departmental URL: http://www.indiana.edu/%7emedieval/
(Please note that when conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, The University Graduate School’s staff use those requirements contained only in The University Graduate School Bulletin.)
Ph.D. Minor in Medieval Studies
Four courses in Medieval Studies outside the student’s major department. These courses must be from at least two different departments and must include one of the Medieval Studies courses listed below.
Courses in which a student receives less than a B (3.0) will not count toward the minor.
Graduate Area Certificate in Medieval Studies
The Area Certificate in Medieval Studies is designed to allow doctoral students to investigate medieval civilization more extensively than in the Ph.D. minor program.
Nine courses in the medieval period: four in the student’s major department and five in other departments, two of which should be drawn from the group of courses listed below, with at least one course from Medieval Studies. Please note that the selection of courses not in the student’s major department should be made in consultation with the director of the Institute before courses are presented for certification. Students in departments that do not provide the requisite four courses in medieval topics in their disciplines may, in consultation with the director of the Institute, design an alternative program.
In addition to courses offered by the Medieval Studies Institute, graduate courses in the medieval period are offered by eighteen departments across the College of Arts and Sciences, the Jacobs School of Music, and the Department of Information and Library Science. Students should consult the Medieval Studies Web site (http://www.indiana.edu/~medieval/index.shtml) for a complete list of approved courses offered during each semester.
Students must demonstrate advanced proficiency in one of the following languages: Classical Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Medieval Arabic, Medieval Japanese, Old English, Old French, Old Norse, Old Occitan, or Persian. Advanced proficiency can be established by presenting for credit two advanced courses in philology or literary studies of the language in question, or by appropriate advanced examination.
Courses in which a student receives less than a B (3.0) will not count toward the certificate.