Majors and Minors have the opportunity to build individualized courses of interdisciplinary study to gain familiarity with different centuries and geographies of the medieval world, including its major cultural and intellectual trends, its demography, and its social formations and institutions. In addition, they are encouraged to become aware of the latest scholarly developments; the continuing areas of uncertainty and controversy; the variety and character of the sources for the modern study of the Middle Ages; the history of the study of the Middle Ages by modern interdisciplinary scholarship; and the influence of medieval culture on our own cultural moment. Majors also will be able to demonstrate intermediate competence in at least one language (in addition to English) central to medieval culture; as well as competence in at least two of the constituent disciplines of Medieval Studies with some understanding of the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary study.