Jul 20, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of MA in Classics [Graduate]


The MA in Classical Languages and the MA in Classical Archaeology have different entrance and program requirements. Both programs should be able to be completed in three or four terms (one of which may be the Spring or Summer term), depending on the student's preparation and course selection.

MA in Classical Languages


Entrance Requirements


In addition to general Departmental requirements, students must have a BA with a major in Classics, with the equivalent of GREEK 101 /GREEK 102  and GREEK 301 /GREEK 302  and LATIN 101 /LATIN 102  and LATIN 301 /LATIN 302  and ★9 at the 400-level in Greek and/or Latin.

Students who have less preparation in the languages, but are otherwise well qualified for graduate study, may be considered for admission as qualifying students.

Program Requirements


Students must take and pass a minimum of seven graduate-level courses (★21) in CLASS, GREEK, and/or LATIN, including at least three (★9) in Greek or Latin and two (★6) in the other language [one (★3) may be taken outside Classics]; successfully complete two consecutive registrations in CLASS 900  (★3), which requires an examination on primary and/or secondary sources relevant to the research topic and a research paper of 40-50 pages; take and pass CLASS 501  (★1); and fulfil the modern language requirement in French, German or Italian.

MA in Classical Archaeology


Entrance Requirements


In addition to general Departmental requirements, students must have a BA with a major in Classics, with the equivalent of at least ★6 of (Ancient) Greek or Latin at the 100-level and with eight courses (★24) in Classics at the 200-level or above, at least two (★6) of which must be at the 400-level. Students with a major in Archaeology, Anthropology, History, or Art History may also be accepted, provided that they have taken at least six courses (★18) in Classics at the 200-level or above.

Program Requirements


Students must take and pass a minimum of six (★18) graduate-level courses, of which at least three (★9) must be in Classics (others will normally be in Anthropology or in a discipline such as History, Art History, or Museum Studies, and must be approved by the Department); take and pass two consecutive registrations in CLASS 900  (★3), which requires an examination on primary and/or secondary sources relevant to the research topic and a research paper of 40-50 pages; take and pass CLASS 501  (★1); and fulfil the modern language requirement in French, German or Italian.