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University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018 
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of MA in Ancient Societies and Cultures [Graduate]

Entrance Requirements

In addition to general Departmental requirements, students should hold a BA degree either in Classics or History or a suitable related field (e.g., Religious Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology) and must demonstrate appropriate preparation for the desired program of study, including a level of language proficiency to conduct research on the primary sources, as applicable to the student’s program (e.g., suitable preparation in Greek, Hebrew, Latin and/or Sanskrit).

Program Requirements

Students must take and pass CLASS 501  (★1); take and pass a minimum of six (★18) graduate-level courses, at least two of which (★6) must be courses related to the student’s chosen area of specialization; fulfill the modern language requirement with French, German, Italian, or another language appropriate to the area of specialization; and write a thesis, the text of which should normally be not more than 100 pages in length. Depending on the student’s preparation and chosen area of specialization, an intermediate-level language examination in a second ancient language or ★6 at the senior undergraduate level with a minimum grade of B or equivalent in that language may be required.

Length of Program

Students should be able to complete the program in three or four terms depending on preparation and course selection.