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Smith College Medieval Studies Program

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The interdepartmental major and minor in medieval studies provide students at Smith College with an opportunity to study the civilization of medieval Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective. Subjects that belong today to separate academic disciplines were rarely so separated in the Middle Ages, and it is therefore appropriate that students be given an opportunity to bring these subjects together again. The great diversity of regional cultures in medieval Europe was balanced by a conscious attempt to hold to a unified view of the world that embraced religious and social ideals, Latin and vernacular literature, and music and the visual arts.

The medieval studies major and minor provide the students with an opportunity to recreate for themselves, through courses in a variety of related disciplines, an understanding of the unity and of the diversity of European civilization in the Middle Ages. The medieval studies major and minor are designed so that they can form valuable complements to a major or minor in one of the participating departments.

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Contact the Medieval Studies Program for more information.