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

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

Program Requirements

The M.A. in Classics (Thesis) emphasizes the writing of a major research project. This program is designed for students who are already highly proficient in ancient languages, have a strong foundation in classical studies, and can work independently. This program is designed to be completed in three terms, though many students prefer to complete it in two years.

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • CLAS 695 M.A. Thesis Proposal (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Preparatory work for the writing of an M.A. thesis under the supervision of the thesis advisor(s), leading to a thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2021

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

  • CLAS 696 M.A. Thesis Research 1 (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Continued work for the writing of an M.A. thesis under the supervision of the thesis advisor(s), including production of an annotated bibliography.

    Terms: Fall 2021

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

  • CLAS 697 M.A. Thesis Research 2 (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Continued work under the supervision of the thesis advisor(s).

    Terms: Winter 2022

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

  • CLAS 698 M.A. Thesis Submission (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Classics : Continued work under the supervision of the thesis advisor(s), leading to completion and submission.

    Terms: Fall 2021

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

Required Courses (6 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 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 (15 credits)

12 credits of 600-level Ancient Greek and Latin courses as follows.

3-9 credits from the following:

  • 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)

*Note: These courses may be taken in more than one term under different topics.

3-9 credits from the following:

  • 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)

*Note: These courses may be taken in more than one term under different topics.

3 credits of Classics (CLAS) or Classics-related courses (500-level or higher). Classics-related courses must be chosen in consultation with the student's supervisor.

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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