Middlebury College-CMRS Oxford Humanities Program

The Middlebury-CMRS program is rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Courses are offered primarily in the humanities (literature, history, art history, philosophy, religion, politics), although qualified students from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Credit for Middlebury-CMRS courses is issued through Middlebury College.

The Middlebury-CMRS curriculum, for semester or full year, is based on three academic components:

The Research Course

Students take on an independent project, supervised by faculty members, that includes a significant research paper based on work in the various libraries, art galleries, and museums in and around Oxford.

One Readings Seminar

Students choose topics in medieval, early modern, or modern subjects that include literature, history, art history, classics, philosophy, religion, and political and social theory, and engage in small seminars taught by local faculty.

One-on-One Tutorials

Students take two one-on-one tutorials, which are designed by students and tailored to their academic interests. Instructors are usually Oxford University faculty members.

For Middlebury College Students Only

This course information database contains information on courses taken abroad (both at Middlebury Schools Abroad and externally sponsored programs) and their applicability to Middlebury majors and academic distributions. The database represents only a sampling of courses that have been approved to apply to each major to date. New courses are added regularly as they are approved.

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Use this form to apply for major/minor credit or academic distributions and cultures and civilizations requirements.

Note: To apply a pre-approved academic distribution or cultures and civilizations attribute to your student record OR to apply a pre-approved course toward your major, you email the Registrar’s Office.

Middlebury College Faculty

You may find it useful to consult the database when meeting with students to determine if a particular course has already been approved for major/minor credit or academic distributions.


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