The M.A. in Latin is designed for students who plan to teach Latin at the secondary level. Required courses include surveys of Latin literature, seminars in Latin, 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. In lieu of a research thesis, students produce a final teaching project which can be used in the classroom upon graduation.
36 hours are required to complete the M.A. in Latin (non-thesis), consisting of:
- 18 hours of 6000-level or above LATN courses
including LATN 6500 (Poetry Survey) or LATN 6600 (Prose Survey)
including 2 8000-level LATN seminars
- 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).
- 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)
Students must produce a final teaching project designed for use in a Latin K-12 or college-level classroom.
The nature of teaching projects varies considerably. Examples of previous projects will be available through the Department.
PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE: During the second semester of study, as part of the Scholarly Research and Writing Methods course, students will choose an Advisory Committee, to consist of a Major Professor and one other faculty member who will serve as a Reader. The Major Professor must be a member of the Classics Department and of the Graduate Faculty.
TEACHING PROJECT PROSPECTUS: As part of the Scholarly Research and Writing Methods course, students will write a prospectus of the final teaching project 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 prospectus. The original Teaching Project Prospectus Approval Form should be signed by the committee and delivered to the Graduate Coordinator. The form is available on the departmental website.
ORAL DEFENSE: A final defense of the teaching project 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.