Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.
Discover the roots of the modern world in an exciting new multi-disciplinary way. Examine the development of culture and thought from Graeco-Roman antiquity through the middle ages and into the Renaissance. Explore, understand, and appreciate ancient languages and the literature, art, ideas, and historical movements that informed Western civilization.
- B.A. Four-year
- B.A. Honours
- B.A. Double Honours
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An understanding of civilization requires the integration of three dimensions: the historical (including archaeology and the history of society and politics); the intellectual (including philosophy, science, and religion); and the cultural (including languages, arts, drama, literature, and architecture). This integration of humanities disciplines makes Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies both distinctive and exciting.
- The Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies program is unique to the University of Saskatchewan. No other program in North America approaches these three periods as a whole.
- Its multi-disciplinary approach gives students the freedom to customize their degree, taking any number of courses from anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, drama, English, history, languages, music, philosophy, political studies and religious studies. In turn, the diversity of disciplinary interests among the students and faculty has created a tremendously rich intellectual environment of discussion, exchange, and informal learning.
- The Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies community includes numerous internationally acclaimed scholars, a growing cohort of strong young academics, and uniformly excellent teachers.
- CLAS 220: Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
Studies daily life in ancient Athens and Rome.
- CMRS 333: Exploring Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts
Introduces the student to basic elements in the study of manuscripts. The greatest portion of the course will involve guided transcription, annotation, and analysis of manuscripts relevant to the research of the instructor. The texts in question will never have been edited and thus represent entirely original research. In part it will also involve learning about methods such as context function analysis, provenance research, and historical bibliography. Although this will be done initially through lectures, the experience of confronting pre-modern manuscripts first-hand in all of their richness will form the backbone of the course.
- CMRS 403: Analysis and Public Exhibition of Cultural Artifacts
Independent study of a particular cultural artifact or artifact type, culminating in the public presentation of an exhibit in the Museum of Antiquities. Includes practical experience as a volunteer in the Museum. Contact CMRS director for details.
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