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Doctoral Certificate in Medieval Studies Learning Goals

Upon completion of the Doctoral Certificate in Medieval Studies, graduate students will have acquired:

  • A complex understanding of the medieval world based on interdisciplinary study and multiple methodologies
  • An appreciation of the cultural heritage of the medieval period
  • The ability to conduct scholarly research in two distinct areas of specialization outside their own doctoral department
  • The paleographical training to work with manuscripts
  • The reading knowledge of Latin (or Greek) to work with texts in their original language
  • The reading knowledge of two modern languages other than English relevant to publications in their areas of research
  • The skillset to express themselves in the academic register appropriate to their medieval areas of specialization, both in writing and in oral delivery
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Training and experience in participating in the professional discourse of medievalists: online, at conferences, in publications et al.