Course Offerings

Fall 2014

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Directed Individual Study

MRST 403 - Peterson

Individual study of selected topics in Medieval and Renaissance studies. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Senior Thesis

MRST 473 - Peterson

Individual research devoted to an original topic dealing with issues pertinent to Medieval and Renaissance studies. The focus of this thesis should coincide with the area of study in which the student has done the most work and should be grounded in interdisciplinary themes. Projects should be approved no later than September 30 of the senior year.

Honors Thesis

MRST 493 - Peterson

Honors thesis devoted to a specialized topic in Medieval and Renaissance studies. Applications for honors should be submitted to the program head no later than March 1 of the junior year.


Spring 2014

We do not offer any courses this term.


Winter 2014

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Medieval and Renaissance Culture

MRST 110A - Campbell

An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the Medieval and Renaissance periods through the study of a particular topic. Recent studies: The Crusades, Monasticism, Chivalry, Elizabethan England, the Birth of Italian Literature, Pilgrimage, and European Encounters with Islam.

Winter 2014 Topic:

MRST 110A: Dons & Dragons, and Disillusionment: Masterpieces of Early Modern Spanish Literature in Translation (3). Focus on the major literary figures and canonical works of 16th- and 17th-century Spain within the socio-literary context. Readings include the medieval romance (ballads); the picaresque novel, Don Quijote; selected short stories; and the Golden Age comedia (drama) by such authors as Cervantes, María de Zayas, Calderón and Tirso. Readings, analysis and discussion are augmented by lectures on relative Spanish and European social and artistic history including the three religions, the Church, the Inquisition, the Monarchy, the Code of Honour, and the heightening desengaño (disillusionment.) (HL) Campbell. Winter 2014

Senior Thesis

MRST 473 - Peterson

Individual research devoted to an original topic dealing with issues pertinent to Medieval and Renaissance studies. The focus of this thesis should coincide with the area of study in which the student has done the most work and should be grounded in interdisciplinary themes. Projects should be approved no later than September 30 of the senior year.

Honors Thesis

MRST 493 - Peterson

Honors thesis devoted to a specialized topic in Medieval and Renaissance studies. Applications for honors should be submitted to the program head no later than March 1 of the junior year.