The Medieval Studies Program provides an introduction to the history and culture of the Middle Ages, a historial period that continues to influence culture today. The study of Medieval society provides a window to those centuries that span the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the modern era.

This program is interdisciplinary, drawing on disciplines from across the university, and it is designed to provide the tools necessary to pursue a more advanced study of these periods in a number of areas.

For the certificate, you may choose to study the Middle Ages as a distinct time period or as a complement to subjects such as art history, classics, comparative literature, world languages, gender or sexuality studies, music, philosophy, religion, and theatre arts.

Students combine study in three or more departments into an organized investigation of medieval times. You'll be encouraged to take courses in a language relevant to medieval times, such as Arabic, Old English, or Biblical Hebrew.

Review Medieval Studies in the UI General Catalog for more details about admission and course requirements.

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Undergraduate certificate programs are available to students once they are enrolled in a degree program at Iowa, or after they have received a bachelor's degree. Review our Areas of Study to select a major.


Medieval Studies