Academic Catalog

Classics (M.A.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Additionally, the applicant must present an undergraduate major in Latin, Greek, or Classics, or receive the consent of the graduate advisor for graduate work. Evidence of having passed the Graduate Record Exam is required.

Program Requirements

The master’s degree in Classics is offered under the following options:

Plan A: Twenty-four credits in course work, plus an eight-credit thesis.

Plan B: Twenty-eight credits in course work, plus a four-credit essay.

Plan C: Thirty-two credits in course work.

Candidacy must be established by the time twelve credits have been earned.

Academic Scholarship: All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Classics or a related field should follow Plan A or B in order to demonstrate their ability to conduct scholarly research.

Latin (M.A. Concentration)

Under Plan A, course work must include at least twenty-four credits in Latin, exclusive of LAT 5000 and LAT 8999 and at least eight of these twenty-four credits must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. A final oral examination is required.

Under Plan B, course work must include at least twenty-eight credits in Latin, exclusive of LAT 5000 andLAT 7999 and at least eight of these twenty-eight credits must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. A maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied under this Plan. A final oral examination is required.

Under Plan C, course work must include at least thirty-two credits in Latin, exclusive of LAT 5000 and at least eight of these thirty-two credits must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. A maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied under this Plan. A final written and/or oral examination is required.

Greek (Ancient) and Latin (M.A. Concentration)

Under Plan A, a minimum of twelve credits in course work is required in each language (Ancient Greek and Latin) exclusive of GKA 5000, GKA 8999, LAT 5000, or LAT 8999. A minimum of two courses (exclusive of thesis courses) in one language must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. A final oral examination is required.

Under Plan B, a minimum of twelve credits in course work is required in each language (Ancient Greek and Latin) exclusive of GKA 5000, GKA 7999, LAT 5000, or LAT 7999. A minimum of two courses (exclusive of the essay course) in one language must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. The remaining four credits may be in Latin or Ancient Greek; alternatively, a maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied. A final oral examination is required.

Under Plan C, a minimum of sixteen credits in course work must be taken in one language, and a minimum of twelve credits in the other, exclusive of GKA 5000 or LAT 5000. To complete the thirty-two credit requirement, four credits in either language may be added; alternatively, a maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied. A final written and/or oral examination is required.

Ancient Studies (M.A. Concentration)

A minimum of twenty credits is required in either Ancient Greek or Latin, exclusive of GKA 5000 or LAT 5000, plus six  additional credits in Classics (CLA) courses at the 5000 level or above and at least six additional credits in courses selected from the following list. At least two courses elected in this plan must be in courses numbered 7000 or above. A final written and/or oral examination is required.

ANT 5270Concepts and Techniques in Archaeology3
AH 5210Hellenistic Art3
AH 5260Classical Greek Art3
AH 5270Roman Painting and Sculpture3
AH 5310The Ancient City of Athens3
CLA 5050Cleopatra3
CLA 5150Athens and the Ancient Greek World3-4
CLA 5190Topics on Women in Antiquity3
CLA 5200Special Studies1-4
CLA 5350Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans3
CLA/GKM 5530The World of Early Christianity3
CLA/GKM 5590Byzantine Civilization3
CLA 5700The Golden Age of Rome3-4
CLA/GKM 5720Greek Identity from Antiquity to Modernity3
CLA 5800Survey of Greek Literature3-4
CLA 5825Survey of Latin Literature3-4
CLA 6260Further Studies in Mythology3
HIS 5330History of Ancient Greece3
or HIS 7330 Readings in the History of Ancient Greece
HIS 5335History of the Hellenistic Age3
HIS 5340History of Ancient Rome3
or HIS 7340 Readings in the History of Ancient Rome
HIS 5360The Early Middle Ages: 300-10003
or HIS 7360 Readings in the Early Middle Ages: 300-1000
PHI 5400The Presocratics and Sophists4
PHI 5410Plato4
PHI 5420Aristotle4
 
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