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M.A. in Classical Languages

 

Students pursuing the M.A. in Classical Languages can choose to emphasize Latin, Greek, or both languages. Students in all three tracks complete a thesis and defend it at an oral examination in the spring of their second year. Required courses include surveys of ancient literature, seminars in Latin and/or Greek, and seminars in Classical Culture. Students may choose additional courses in Greek, Latin, classical civilization, ancient history, archaeology, art, philosophy, linguistics, or other related fields. All students must also demonstrate reading proficiency in German, French, or Italian.

Requirements

36 hours are required to complete the Area of Emphasis in Greek and Latin, consisting of:

  • 18 hours of 6000-level or above GREK or LATN courses
              including GREK 6300 (Poetry Survey) or GREK 6400 (Prose Survey)
              including LATN 6500 (Poetry Survey) or LATN 6600 (Prose Survey)
              including 3 8000-level seminars, 2 in one language, 1 in the other
     
  • 3 hours of 8000-level CLAS seminars
     
  • 15 hours of 6000-level or above courses in Latin, Greek, Classical Culture, or related fields

12 hours of this coursework must be in graduate-only classes (8000-level or 6000-level classes that do not have a 4000-level component)

36 hours are required to complete the Area of Emphasis in Latin, consisting of:

  • 15 hours of 6000-level or above courses in LATN
             including LATN 6500 (Poetry Survey) or LATN 6600 (Prose Survey)
             including 2 8000-level LATN seminars
  • 3 hours of 8000-level CLAS seminars
     
  • 18 hours of 6000-level or above courses in Latin, Greek, Classical Culture, or related fields

12 hours of this coursework must be in graduate-only classes (8000-level or 6000-level classes that do not have a 4000-level component).

36 hours are required to complete the Area of Emphasis in Greek, consisting of:

  • 15 hours of 6000-level or above courses in GREK
              including GREK 6300 (Poetry Survey) or GREK 6400 (Prose Survey)
              including 2 8000-level GREK seminars
  • 3 hours of 8000-level CLAS seminars
     
  • 18 hours of 6000-level or above courses in Latin, Greek, Classical Culture, or related fields

12 hours of this coursework must be in graduate-only classes (8000-level or 6000-level classes that do not have a 4000-level component).

Additional requirements for all Areas of Emphasis:

  • CLAS 8000, Proseminar in Classics: Bibliography and Methods of Research (1 hour)
  • CLAS 7010, Scholarly Research and Writing Methods (2 hours)
  • LATN 7770, Latin Teaching Apprenticeship (3 hours)
  • CLAS, LATN, or GREK 7300, Master’s Thesis

Reading Proficiency in French, German, or Italian is required for all Areas of Emphasis. This can be demonstrated in 3 ways:

  • a grade of “B” or better in FREN 2001, GRMN 2001, ITAL 2001 (the third semester of the beginning language sequence)
  • a grade of “B” or better in FREN 2500, GRMN 3500, or the equivalent course in Italian (if offered) (reading knowledge classes)
  • a grade of passing on the Graduate Translation Exams administered by the UGA departments

THESIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE: During the second semester of study, as part of the Scholarly Research and Writing Methods course, students will form a Thesis Advisory Committee, to consist of a Major Professor and two other faculty members who will serve as Readers for the thesis. The Major Professor and at least one of the two Readers must be members of the Classics Department and of the Graduate Faculty.

THESIS PROSPECTUS: As part of the Scholarly Research and Writing Methods course, students will write a prospectus of the thesis and submit it to the Advisory Committee for approval. The prospectus must be approved by the end of the term, and a passing grade in the Scholarly Research and Writing Methods course depends on the approval of the thesis prospectus. The original Thesis Prospectus Approval Form should be signed by the committee and delivered to the Graduate Coordinator. The form is available on the departmental website.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF THESIS: M.A. students are required to file a copy of their thesis with the Graduate School as a PDF file. Consult the Graduate School website at www.grad.uga.edu for specific information and helpful links.

ORAL DEFENSE:  A final defense of the thesis is required. The Advisory Committee, in consultation with the student, will decide when to schedule the defense. The Final Oral Exam is open to all faculty and graduate students in the Department.

Undergraduate Programs

UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. degrees in Classics with multiple areas of emphasis. The Minor in Classical Culture complements degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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