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Master of Arts (M.A.) Classics (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: History and Classical Studies     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The M.A. in Classics; Non-Thesis offers advanced training in the scholarly discipline of
classical studies in a variety of fields. The program aims to develop proficiency both in technical areas of the discipline, especially Ancient Greek and Latin languages, and in critical reading, writing, and research skills. This program may be completed in three terms, but it is normally completed in two years.

Research Project (18 credits)

  • CLAS 681 M.A.Research Project 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Start of the production of a research project under the supervision of a faculty member.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • CLAS 682 M.A.Research Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Continued work on production of a research project under the supervision of a faculty member.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • CLAS 683 M.A.Research Project 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Completion of a research project under the supervision of a faculty member.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Kozak, Lynn (Fall)

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • CLAS 500 Classics Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Seminar on a topic in ancient Greek or Roman literature and society. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Kozak, Lynn (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2 or U3 Honours students and MA students or by permission of instructor

  • CLAS 610 Readings in Latin Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Translation and analysis of selected texts in Latin. Authors or texts change from year to year. This course may be taken more than once.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Kozak, Lynn (Fall)

  • CLAS 612 Topics in Latin Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Examination of a selected topic in Latin literature through the translation and analysis of relevant Latin texts. Topics vary by year. Course may be taken more than once.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Kleinman, Brahm (Winter)

  • CLAS 620 Readings in Ancient Greek Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Translation and analysis of selected texts in ancient Greek. Authors or texts change from year to year. This course may be taken more than once.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Sirois, Martin (Fall)

  • CLAS 622 Topics in Ancient Greek Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Examination of a selected topic in ancient Greek literature through the translation and analysis of relevant ancient Greek texts. Topics vary by year. Course may be taken more than once.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Kozak, Lynn (Winter)

  • CLAS 685 Methods Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Selected topics in the diverse research methods deployed in classical studies, including (but not limited to) different approaches to interpreting ancient evidence, the acquisition of research skills, grant writing, and publication strategies.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Kozak, Lynn (Fall)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits of 500-level or 600-level courses in Classics, Ancient History, or another classics-related discipline. Classics-related courses must be chosen in consultation with the classics graduate adviser.

A maximum of 6 credits of complementary courses may be taken outside the Department of History and Classical Studies, unless approved by the Classical Studies Committee.

Examinations

Each candidate for the MA degree must pass three exams: Ancient Greek translation, Latin translation, and classical literature. The exams will be based on a set reading list of classical texts and scholarship. The translation exams will test the student’s mastery of ancient Greek and Latin; it is assumed students will require advanced proficiency in each language to pass the relevant exam. The classical literature exam will test the student’s general knowledge of important authors and texts in translation and classical scholarship.
All exams will be marked pass/fail and may be taken more than once.

Exams will be taken as 0-credit courses, comparable to PhD comps exams.

Exams must be passed within two years of starting the program and within three attempts, or the student will not be allowed to continue in the program.

Faculty of Arts—2021-2022 (last updated Sep. 1, 2021) (disclaimer)
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