|Field of Study:||Medieval and Renaissance Studies
|Description:||Since the 16th century, study of the middle ages implies studying a ‘middle’, or intermediary period, seen as standing between two great civilizations: Roman antiquity and the modern western world. This definition has had a major impact on scholarship, crystallizing a periodization that has now become traditional in most of the humanities. The collaborative master’s in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MDR) has two goals: to offer at the graduate level a multi-disciplinary education in Medieval and Renaissance Studies; and to teach students the theoretical approaches and methods of research specific to the study of the period.
The courses offered by the collaborative program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies are offered in English, in French, and in a bilingual format. An excellent knowledge of English or French and a passive understanding of the other language are required. Each academic unit maintains its own language requirements. Except in the case of students in the departments of English and Français, all students have the right to submit assignments, the major research paper, or the thesis, and to answer examination questions in the official language of their choice.