In a press release on Friday, Middlebury announced the addition of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford College to the college’s study abroad options. Middlebury is leading a consortium of colleges who will be able to send up to 10 students per semester to the program which will operate out of Oxford’s Keble College.
On the program, students will take a 14-week course of study, which will include an integral course, or a month-long comprehensive review of the period being studied that includes lectures and field trips. In the remaining 10 weeks, students take one seminar and two tutorials. Seminars culminate in the writing of a research paper, while tutorials focus on reading and writing skills, and include one-on-one weekly meetings with a tutor.
Past seminars have been offered on such topics as “The Arthurian Legend,” “Political Philosophy, Plato to Dante,” and “Chivalry and Courtly Love.” While tutorial offerings include “Introduction to Middle English,” “Shakespeare, Histories and Comedies,” “Medieval Philosophy,” and more.
For more information see Middlebury’s Study Abroad webpage on programs in the UK and Ireland.