The Middle Ages through a broad lens

Major: Medieval Studies
Minor: Medieval Studies

Medieval studies at Lycoming College is a truly interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages with courses drawing on the breadth of the humanities, including history, English, philosophy, Latin, art history, music, religion, and theatre. With a foundation of historical and literary coursework in the period, students are introduced to the essential people, events, and works of the time needed to develop the critical thinking, reading, writing, and research skills essential to both the study of the era and the mission of a liberal arts education.

Student Opportunities

  • Participate in regional undergraduate conferences in medieval and early modern studies.
  • Take a May Term Travel Course on medieval topics.
  • Join a curriculum enrichment trip to the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
  • Broaden your exposure to current scholarship in the field by attending lectures by Medieval Studies guest speakers.
  • Gain experience by tutoring peers for the Academic Resource Center.
  • Meet career advisors to discuss professional opportunities in the field.

Why Lycoming?

  1. The core faculty of the Medieval Studies program have the highest degrees in their field, and are recipients of Lycoming College teaching awards.
  2. Medieval Studies faculty regularly publish and present their research at academic events in the United States and abroad.
  3. Students have access to specialized research databases including the Old English Corpus and the International Medieval Bibliography.
  4. Studies have the opportunity to engage in research, internships, and educational travel.
  5. Small class sizes assure individualized learning and experiences, such as study abroad and publication.
  6. Close faculty mentorship helps prepare students for advanced scholarly opportunities, from regional, undergraduate research to international study.

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