Graduate Certificate Requirements
The Medieval and Renaissance Studies certificate requires eighteen total hours of graduate work, at least fifteen of which must be awarded by Texas Tech University.
Three of those hours must be MRST 5301: Methods in Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
an interdisciplinary course that introduces both specific Texas Tech programs and
general research problems involved in the relevant academic disciplines. The other
fifteen hours may be drawn from approved elective courses or from other courses specifically
approved by the MRST advisors. No more than nine of the eighteen hours may be taken
in a single academic discipline.
Required: MRST 5301
Electives: Choose 15 hours (no more than 9 from any single academic discipline) from CLAS 5311,
5350; FREN 5312; GERM 5314; ITAL 5301; LAT 5360; SPAN 5345, 5361, 5362; ENGL 5301,
5303, 5304, 5305, 5334, 5364; HIST 5341, 5342, 5351, 5366; ARTH 5305, 5320, 5340;
MRST 7000; MUHL 5320, 5322, 5331; THA 5325, 5333; or from other relevant courses approved
by the certificate program advisors.
See the currently available courses for the MRSC certificate, as well as future offerings. here.
MRST Graduate Courses Offered Through the Center
- MRST 5301: Methods in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Introduces the scholarship
of medieval and renaissance studies. Examines how different academic disciplines analyze
and interpret the post-classical, pre-modern past. Introduces resources available
at Texas Tech University for the study of the middle ages and the renaissance. This
course, offered each spring semester, is a requirement for the MRST graduate certificate.
- MRST 7000: Medieval/Renaissance Interdisciplinary Research. Faculty-directed individual
research on an interdisciplinary medieval and/or Renaissance studies topic, utilizing
multiple materials and approaches. Seeks to develop an appreciation of the interdisciplinary
nature of medieval and renaissance studies. An approved project can be directed by
any one of the MRSC affiliated faculty members, but the use of this directed studies
number must be approved by a MRST graduate advisor, who can authorize the creation
of a section specifically assigned to the directing faculty member. This number is
used for individual interdisciplinary research: directed research that falls primarily
within the parameters of a single academic discipline should be undertaken under the
directed study number of the relevant department. This course, offered when needed
and approved, is not a requirement for the medieval and renaissance Studies graduate
certificate but can be part of the degree program for the certificate.
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