Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) offers a combined major. The program focuses on the period from late antiquity to the 17th century.

It is interdisciplinary, emphasizing interrelations among art, architecture, history, literature, music and thought. You’ll develop the skills and habits of critical inquiry, analysis, argument and expression.

Course offerings range from the end of the Roman world to Renaissance Italy, from the Mediterranean to the Americas, and from the reading of seminal authors like Dante, Chaucer, and Shakespeare to emergent and marginalized voices, as well as the culture, music, art, and architecture of the period.

Our classes offer experiential opportunities including visits to local archives and study abroad courses that explore medieval and early modern art and culture.

  • BA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Expected cut-off: mid 70s

Not an Ontario Secondary School applicant? Find your admissions criteria here.

Career outcomes

  • Archivist/librarian
  • Editor/journalist
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Civil servant/diplomat

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)