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CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor David S. Levene
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Associate Professor Barbara Kowalzig
Master of Arts Program in Classics
For admission a general knowledge of ancient history and literature and reasonable competence in reading both Greek and Latin prose and poetry are required, as indicated by the successful completion of an undergraduate major in classics or its equivalent. Students may apply for the M.A. program only, without fellowship. Students may also apply directly to the Ph.D. program, in which case the M.A. degree may be awarded after the student completes the requirements for the M.A.
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Classics
Students must complete 72 points (including the 32 required for the M.A.) of course work, of which 36 points must be completed in residence. The following courses (or equivalent substitutes) must be passed: Greek Rhetoric and Stylistics: Composition, CLASS-GA 1011, Latin Rhetoric and Stylistics: Composition, CLASS-GA 1012, and both the Latin survey sequence, Latin Literature: Origins, Republic, CLASS-GA 1003, and Latin Literature: Imperial Period, CLASS-GA 1005, and the Greek survey sequence Greek Prose Literature, CLASS-GA 1009, and Greek Poetry from Homer Through the Hellenistic Period, CLASS-GA 1013; in addition students must take one course from each of the following areas: (1) a graduate course in Greek or Roman history and (2) a course in archaeology or ancient art history; and at least two courses in fields outside Classics. Each student will complete at least 8 research papers (min. 5000 words) in connection with the chosen graduate seminars. Students must also pass two modern language examinations chosen from German (mandatory) and French or Italian before taking their qualifying exams.