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CMRS Affiliated Courses


CMRS Affiliated Courses - Autumn 2018

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Spring 2019 MEDREN Courses

MEDREN 2215 - Gothic Paris 1100-1300


Description: The arts, architecture, poetry, history, music, theology, food, and fashion of Paris in 1100-1300, the age of Gothic cathedrals and the birth of the university. 
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Medieval 215. GE culture and ideas and diversity global studies course

Class: 33161

Room: University Hall 086

Instructor: Staff


MEDREN 2610 - Science and Technology in Medieval and Renaissance Culture


Description: The history of science in the medieval and early modern world, including medicine, alchemy, optics, map-making, city-planning, and technology through images, texts, and material culture. GE cultures and ideas course.

Class: 33162

Room: University Hall 043

Instructor: Staff


MEDREN 2618 - Travel and Exploration


Description: Intercultural contact between Europe (Spain, Portugal, and other nations) and the 'New Worlds' is explored through early modern narratives of travel, conquest, shipwrecks, and captivity. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Medieval 218. GE culture and ideas and diversity global studies course.

Class: 32895

Time: WeFr 11:10AM-12:30PM

Room: Mendenhall Lab 174

Instructor: Lisa Voigt


MEDREN 5695 - Advanced Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies


Description: Interdisciplinary group studies of selected topics in Medieval and Renaissance culture and civilization, with a focus on research and writing skills.  Capstone for MedRen majors. Prereq: 6 credit hours in MedRen at the 2000 level or above. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

Class: 26030

Time: We 2:15pm-5:00PM

Room: University Hall 024

Instructor: Samuel White


MEDREN 7899, "Medieval and Renaissance Colloquia"

Description: This course consists of 1 credit hour per semester for attending CMRS lectures, faculty colloquia and subsequent discussions or preceding "open forum" events. This will amount to: 4 1-hour+ CMRS lectures by visiting professors and at least 1 internal lecture, plus subsequent (or preceding) discussion sessions (total = approx. 3 hours per event); at least one lunch with visiting faculty member (2 hours); active involvement with MRGSA and its activities; and meetings with the Center director (one hour once per term). With permission of the Director other professional activities (e.g. attendance at appropriate conferences, on or off campus; other relevant lectures hosted by OSU units if CMRS colloquia are not scheduled) may be substituted.

Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.

Class: 9247*

Time: Fri 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Room: TBA

Instructor: TBD


CMRS Individual Studies


MEDREN 4193, 8193 – Individual Studies

Description: Students may register for individual directed study under this number for work not normally offered in courses.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.


MEDREN 4998, 4998H, 4999, and 4999 - Undergraduate Research and Thesis Hours

If interested in enrolling in individual studies or research/thesis hours, please contact CMRS Associate Director and Student Advisor, Professor Leslie Lockett.


For more information about the Center’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization and Graduate Certificate programs, please visit this page.

*Enrollment open to graduate students, undergraduate students only with permission from the Center and the Graduate School. Attendance based upon lecture series schedule; see the CMRS Events webpage for more information.

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