Courses in 2015-16

Last updated: 22 April 2016

In addition to those offered by the Centre for Medieval Studies, students may enrol in courses offered by other departments relating to the Middle Ages. Approved courses from other departments are cross-listed below; other relevant courses not listed here may be taken in consultation with the Associate Director or the PhD Co-ordinator. NB: Course offerings are subject to change. All details concerning course offerings cross-listed from other departments should be checked with the relevant academic department as changes can occur which may not be reflected in our listing.

  • Staff indicates that the course is team-taught, or rotates among various faculty members.
  • Y and L indicate full-year courses.
  • F and S indicate half-year courses taught, respectively, in the fall and spring terms.
  • H indicates half-year courses.

To enrol in a course on ROSI, provide the course code in a format without spaces, and with an additional Y (for full-year courses) or H (for half courses), following the examples below:

  • MST 1000 Y: MST1000Y, section Y
  • MST 1101 F: MST1101H, section F

Please refer to the calendar of the School of Graduate Studies for information about regulations.

Centre for Medieval Studies

MST 1000Y
Medieval Latin I/L. Armstrong (M–F 1–2 pm; LI 310)
MST 1001Y
Medieval Latin II/D. Townsend (M–F 1–2 pm; LI 301)
MST 1002F
Advanced Latin: Latin Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church/S. Pelle (PR: Level Two Latin pass or MST 1001Y) (M 10–12; LI 301)
MST 1101S
Codicology/ A.Andrée (PR: MST 1104H or MST 1105H) (T 10–12; PIMS ‘L’)
MST 1105F
Latin Palaeography II/ A.Andrée (PR: Level One Latin pass) (T 10–12; PIMS ‘L’)
MST 1107S
Textual Criticism/J. Magee (PR: M.A. Latin and MST 1104H or MST 1105H) (M 2-4; LI 301)
MST 1110S
Diplomatics and Diplomatic Editing/L. Armstrong (PR: Level one Latin pass, MST1104H &/or MST1105H) (W 10–12; LI 310)
MST 1384S
The Exeter Book of Old English Verse/A. Walton (Th. 2–4; LI 301)
MST 2010S
Old Norse/R. Getz (W 2–4; LI 301)
MST 2050Y
Middle Welsh/B. Miles (T 2–4; LI 310)
MST 3113F
Figures of heroism in Old English literature/F. Michelet (F 2–4; LI 301)
MST 3123S
Intro to Medieval Medicine/N. Everett (Th. 2-4; LI 310)
MST 3158F
The Roman de la Rose and Medieval Allegory/D. Kullmann (W 11–1 pm; LI 103)
MST 3203S
Topics in medieval Economic History/L. Armstrong (Th. 10–12; LI 310)
MST 3205F
Violence in Medieval Society/M. Meyerson (M 10–12; LI 310)
MST 3255F
Bishops in the High Middle Ages/G. Silano (W 2-4; CR 106)
MST 3237S
Monastic Rules and Customaries/I. Cochelin (T 2–4; LI 301)
MST 3321F
Philosophy of Mind in the Middle Ages/D. Black (W 10–12; LI 301)
MST 3501F
Introduction to the Medieval Western Christian Liturgy/J. Haines (T 10–12; LI 310)
MST 3601S
Medieval Spanish Sources in Context: Siete Partidas/Y. Iglesias (W 10–12; LI 301)
MST 9310F
Directed Reading/Staff
MST 9310S
Directed Reading/Staff
MST 9310Y
Directed Reading/Staff
MST 9315F
Directed Reading/Staff
MST 9315S
Directed Reading/Staff
MST 9315Y
Directed Reading/Staff

Cross-Listed Courses from Other Academic Units

Art History

FAH 1114F
Multicultural Arts of Medieval Sicily/J. Caskey (Strongly recommended: Reading proficiency in at least one of the following: German, Italian and French; Latin, Greek, and Arabic helpful) (T 2–5 pm; SSH 6032)
FAH 1121S
The Twelfth-Century Renaissance/A. Cohen (M 10–1 pm)

Book History and Print Culture (Collaborative Program)

BKS 1001F
Introduction to Book History
BKS 1002S
Book History in Practice
BKS 2000H
Advanced Seminar in Book History and Print Culture
BKS 2001H
Practicum in Book History and Print Culture

Classical Studies

Comparative Literature

COL 5032F
Feminist approaches to Medieval Literature/J. Ross (Th. 2–4 pm; Comp Lit Seminar Room)


ENG 1001F
Old English I/A. Walton (R 9–11)
ENG 1582S
Piers Plowman/K. Gaston (R 11–1)
ENG 1730S
Medieval Drama: The Biblical Cycles and Fragments/M. Sergi (M 3-5;JHI 614)

French Language and Literature

FRE 1164F
Initiation à l’ancien français/Medieval French Language/D. Kullmann (M 11-1 pm;TF 202). NB:This course is taught in French, but there will be a tutorial in English

Germanic Languages and Literatures

GER 1220F
Medieval Arthurian Romance/M. Stock (W 2–4; OH 323)


HIS 1215F
Social History of England: 1154–1279/M. Gervers (W 2–4; PIMS ‘L’)
HIS 1283F
Crusades, Conversion and Colonization in the Medieval Baltic)/J. Kivimäe (Th. 5–7; SSH 2112)

Italian Studies

ITA 1535S
Topics in Medieval Italian Literature. Literature and the City: images of Rome/E. Brilli (PR: Reading knowledge of Italian) (M 4–6)

Joint Courses

Near and Middle Eastern Civilization

NMC 2090YS
Islamic History to the Fall of Baghdad/L. Northrup (MW; BF 215)
NMC 2100Y
Introductory Arabic/A.K. Ali (MW 10-12, F 10; BF 215)
NMC 2101Y
Intermediate Arabic I/A.K. Ali (MW 1-3, F 12; BF 215)
NMC 2102Y
Intermediate Arabic II/F. Ragheb (TR 10–12, F 11; BF 215)
NMC 2103Y
Advanced Arabic/A.K. Ali (TR 10-12, F 10; BF 215)
NMC 2111S
Medieval Arabic Rhetoric for Non-Specialists/J. Miller (W 10–1; BL 312)
NMC 2117S
Readings in Medieval Chronicles/L. Northrup (T 1-4; BF 316)
NMC 2221S
Medieval Persian Ethical and Advice Literature/M. Subtelny (M 2-5; BF 214)


Religious Studies

Slavic Languages and Literatures

SLA 1104F
Introduction to Old Church Slavonic/J. Schallert (R 10–12; AH 304)
SLA 1109S
Studies in Old Church Slavonic/J. Schallert (R 10–12; AH 304)

Spanish and Portuguese

Medieval Spanish Narrative/Y. Iglesias (T 12-3 pm; EM 302)

Toronto School of Theology

SMH 5121S
Anselm of Canterbury/J. Ginther (R 11–1 pm)
TRP 5105S
Advanced Topics in Medieval Liturgy/J. Billett (M 2–4 pm)

Location Key

Alumni Hall, 121 St Joseph Street
Birge–Carnegie Library, 75a Queen’s Park
Bancroft Building, 4 Bancroft Avenue
Comparative Literature Seminar Room, Isabel Bader Theatre 93 Charles Street West, 3rd floor
Carr Hall, 100 St Joseph Street
Music Library, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park
Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue
Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St George Street
PIMS Library, J.M. Kelly Library, 113 St Joseph Street, 4th floor
Gerald Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place
Lillian Massey Building, 125 Queen’s Park, 3rd floor (SE corner of Bloor Street & Queen’s Park)
Colin Friesen Room, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place
Northrop Frye Hall, 73 Queen’s Park Crescent East
Odette Hall, 50 St Joseph Street
Pontifical Institute of Mediæval Studies (PIMS), 59 Queen’s Park Crescent East
E.J. Pratt Library, 71 Queen’s Park Crescent East
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St George Street
Robarts Library, Dictionary of Old English, Room 14284, 14th floor, 130 St George Street
Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George Street
Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue
Teefy Hall, 57 Queen’s Park Crescent East
University College, 12 King’s College Circle
Victoria College, 73 Queen’s Park Crescent East
Wilson Hall, New College, 40 Willcocks Street