Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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The Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies offers an interdisciplinary major that allows students to approach the Middle Ages and Renaissance from a variety of different perspectives--Historical, Literary, Religious, Intellectual, Social and Artistic.
The MRST Program combines exposure to a variety of different academic disciplines with the development of individual research and writing skills.
- Students choose from 70 different courses taught by 20 faculty in 12 different departments.
- Most students include study in Europe as part of their major
- Many students combine the 11-course MRST major with one in a related humanistic discipline, or contrast it with a different major in science or commerce.
- Students begin the major by taking an introductory course on an interdisciplinary topic such as chivalry, the crusades, pilgrimage or monasticism.
- Students take nine courses distributed over four areas: History, Literature, Ideas, Fine Arts.
- Students take an addition year of a European language.
- Majors write a Senior Thesis on a topic of their choice and many choose to write a longer Senior Honors Thesis.
- Many MRST majors are inducted into Phi Beta Kappa or win Fulbright, Watson, or other fellowships upon graduation.