Course Sequence - Honours BA With Major in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The period known as the European Middle Ages has endowed the Western world with a rich architectural, musical, poetic, theological, literary and linguistic heritage. Our vision of the world has its origins in the medieval period, so studying this era introduces students to the past in all its dimensions: linguistic, cultural, historical, political, philosophical and religious. These multi-disciplinary programs include courses in history, philosophy, music, linguistics, and English, French and Latin literatures.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Bachelor’s degree

  • Honours BA with Major in Medieval and Renaissance Studies FI

Minor

  • Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

FI French Immersion Stream available.

Language of instruction

These programs are offered in English and in French.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

These programs lead to careers in:

  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Cultural centres
  • Public service

What can I do with my studies?

(www.sass.uottawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for students with a background in medieval and Renaissance studies.

 

HONOURS BA WITH MAJOR IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES - 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS) 

Notes

1 This course has variable topics.  Students may take this course twice.
2 This course has variable topics. It may be repeated several times with the permission of the program co-ordinator. Course offered every year alternating between English and French
 

3 credits = 1 course

  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

120 credits 

(40 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100  Workshop in Essay Writing

3 course credits from:
PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking
PHI1301 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

3 course credits from: 
AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
ENG1120  Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction 
ENG1121  Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry

 
3 course credits from: 
AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
PHI1102 Moral reasoning
PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions
PHI1104 Great Philosophers
PHI1302 Philosophy : Themes and Texts 
 

 

 

 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

42 credits

(14 courses)

 

HIS2335 Deciphering the Medieval Era: Western Europe from the 5th to the 15th Century 
MDV2100     Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Civilization2

MDV3100     Selected Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies2

MDV4100     Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies2
3 optional course credits at the 4000 level from the list of optional courses 

9 optional course credits at the 3000 level or 4000 level from the list of optional courses

6 course credits LCL from:
LCL1101 Latin I
LCL1102 Latin II
LCL2103 Latin III
LCL4100 Latin Authors


12 optional course credits from the list of optional courses

Minor or major

42 credits (14 courses)


30 credits (10 courses)

Mandatory major or minor added after first year.
Students must add a second program, either a 42-credit major or a 30-credit minor, selected from any of a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences. The faculties of Science and Engineering also offer many majors and minors. However, these majors require 51 to 60 credits.
Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second program.

Electives

24 or 36 credits 

(8 or 12 courses)

The number of elective courses varies according to the second program:
•    In the major option, students must take 24 electives (8 courses).
•    In the minor option, students must take 36 electives (12 classes). 

 

List of optional courses

ARB2101 Arabic Culture I
ART1360 Histories of Art
CLA3110 Topics in Ancient History I 1
CLA4150 Anicent History Seminar 1
CLT1532 Introduction au monde celtique
CLT2130 Early Celtic Literature
CLT2131 Medieval Celtic Literature
CLT2150 Celtic Christianity
ENG2105 Introduction to British Literature I: Beginnings to 1700
ENG2130 Tradition of King Arthur
ENG2112 Classical Backgrounds of English Literature
ENG3133 Elizabethan Shakespeare
ENG3134 Jacobean Shakespeare
ENG3323 Medieval Literature I
ENG3324 Medieval Literature II
ENG3339 Sixteenth-Century Literature
ENG3340 Seventeenth-Century Literature
ENG4115 Medieval Literature: Seminar 
ENG4130  Medieval Literature: Special Topic
ENG4133 Shakespeare: Special Topic
ENG4134 Renaissance: Special Topic
ENG4142 Shakespeare: Seminar
ENG4148 Renaissance: Seminar
FRA1746 Littérature française : des origines au XVIIIe siècle
FRA3561 Le Moyen Âge
FRA3571 La Renaissance
FRA3799 Ancien français
HIS3116 Russian Social and Institutional History prior to Peter The Great
HIS3330 Selected Topics in European History 1
HIS4320 Seminar in Medieval History 2
HIS4397 Seminar in European History 1
ITA3106 The Italian Renaissance
LCL2101 Latin III
LCL3102 Latin IV
LCL3152 Ancient Greek IV
LCL4100 Latin Authors
MDV2100 Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Civilization 2
MDV3100 Selected Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2
MDV4100  Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2
MDV4900  Recherche dirigée en études médiévales et de la Renaissance / Directed research in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
MUS2331 Forms and Styles I: Middle Ages and Renaissance
MUS4301  Seminar I 1
PHI2381 Arab Philosophy
PHI2382 Philosophy in the Middle Ages 
PHI3370 Plato. The Philosopher as Poet, Lover, Dialectician and King 
PHI3380 Aristotle. The Pursuit of Wisdom for its Own Sake 
SRS2383  Religion in Late Antiquity
THE2131 Theatre History I
Saint Paul University 
PHI3107 Thomas Aquinas
THO1307 Understanding the Bible
THO3123 Medieval Church History (600-1400 CE)
THO3151 Selected Topics in Early and Medieval Church History

Notes

1 This course has variable topics. It may be repeated several times if the theme is different but still studying the medieval or Renaissance period, with the permission of the program co-ordinator.
2 This course has variable topics. It may be repeated several times with the permission of the program coordinator. The course is offered every year, alternating between English and French.

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