Department of Literature and Languages
Studies of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance
Mission Statement: The UT Tyler Center of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies has two primary missions:
1. To facilitate the study of students interested in some classical, medieval, or renaissance studies;
2. To help scholars across disciplines to communicate and collaborate on projects of many kinds.
In the spirit of its first mission, the CCMRS helps students to develop the research skills and awareness of resources required for the nuanced development of complex projects. Simultaneously, the Center will make it possible for students to become familiar with some of history's most powerful and creative minds, an experience that will sharpen their intellect, stimulate their creativity, and promote grace and clarity in their written and oral communication. In the spirit of its second mission, the CCMRS fosters communication between scholars in order to help them pool resources; collaborate on projects, proposals, and courses; sponsor symposia, lectures, and conferences; and promote the awareness and development of the humanities and the arts both at the university and local levels. In keeping with both of these missions, the center makes available information on relevant new minors and majors, maintain a web page, advises the Dean on the awarding of scholarship monies to qualified candidates, and develops resources and programs to augment the intellectual opportunities for UT students and to enhance the standing of UT Tyler within a larger scholarly community.