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2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 25, 2024
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Classics, MA

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Requirements for the MA

The course requirements for the MA are a minimum of eight one-term graduate credit courses (24 credits), of which at least four must be at the 2000 level or higher. Included in the program must be CLASS 2010  (Introduction to Classical Studies) and a two-term sequence, consisting of a reading course and a seminar on a single subject. Students may emphasize either Greek or Latin, but they must pass at least one course at the level of 1300 or higher in each language. A reading knowledge of German is required. This requirement may be met either by taking two appropriate courses and receiving a letter grade of B or higher, or by passing an examination administered by the department.

The MA comprehensive examination consisting of three parts is also required. Students choose, in consultation with the graduate advisor and the department, the three fields in which they will be examined. The three are usually chosen from the following six fields: Greek translation, Latin translation, Greek literature, Latin literature, Greek history, and Roman history. Either Greek translation or Latin translation must be included.

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