Medieval Studies**

The Committee on Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary group of faculty whose teaching and research focus on the "Middle Ages", a thousand-year-long period of European, Near Eastern, and North African history and culture spanning the period between "Antiquity" (c. 1000 BCE-500 CE) and "Modernity" (c. 1500 CE on). Medieval Studies is an exciting and wide-ranging area of study, and the secondary field is designed to immerse Harvard students in the richness, variety, and complexity of medieval societies. In addition to one foundational half-course, which can be taken in any discipline, students take four more advanced courses, which expose them to the various disciplines comprising Medieval Studies. While some of these courses teach or require specialist skills, most are intended to be accessible to any interested student, whatever his or her field of specialization. 

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