University of Calgary

Degree Programs

Submitted by lahughes on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 15:07.

Master of Arts (MA), thesis-based (full-time)

  • Greek and Roman Studies 603 Language Study and Research Techniques (first year);
  • Four other seminar half-courses, normally taken in the first year of the program; these may include up to two half courses outside the department if appropriate to the area of specialization;
  • Four quarter courses of directed studies in Greek and Latin Texts (GREK or LATI 607), normally taken in the Fall and Winter terms of the first and second year;
  • An examination in translation, with dictionary, from French or German or Italian into English (normally to be attempted within the first twelve months of registration);
  • A thesis of about 20,000 words, with oral examination.

Master of Arts (MA), course-based (full-time or part-time)

  • Greek and Roman Studies 603 Language Study and Research Techniques (first year);
  • Eight other seminar half-courses; these may include up to two half courses outside the department if appropriate to the area of specialization;
  • Four quarter courses of directed studies in Greek and Latin Texts (GREK or LATI 607), normally taken in the Fall and Winter terms of the first and second year;
  • An examination in translation, with dictionary, from French or German or Italian into English (normally to be attempted within the first twelve months of registration).

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • PhD Students are accepted in Greek, Latin, Classics, Ancient History and Social History, Ancient Material Culture
  • Greek and Roman Studies 603 Language Study and Research Techniques (first year);
  • 8 seminar half courses (this depends largely on the needs and backgrounds of each student; coursework at the MA level will be credited up to a maximum of 4 half courses;
  • 4 quarter courses of directed studies in Greek and Latin Texts (GREK or LATI 607);
  • Competence in a major field demonstrated through thesis and coursework;
  • Competence in a minor field (this can be met in most cases through the MA thesis);
  • Completion of Reading List with requisite examination(s) [see the GRST Graduate Handbook];
  • Reading knowledge of German, French or Italian demonstrated by the beginning of the second year of study. In exceptional cases another modern language may be substituted;
  • Candidacy exams by the beginning of the third year of study (details of these can be obtained on admission to candidature);
  • a thesis of 75, 000 words with an oral defence.

Graduate Courses

  • Greek and Roman Studies 601: Graduate Seminar.
  • Greek and Roman Studies 603: Language Study and Research Techniques.
  • Greek or Latin Studies 607: Directed Studies.
  • Greek 601: Graduate Seminar in Greek Texts.
  • Latin 601: Graduate Seminar in Latin Texts.

* Recent Seminar topics have included Greek tragic texts, Greek epic, Religion in Roman Britain, Boethius, Neo-Latin Descriptions of Canada and First Nations, Reconstructing Ancient Greek Societies and Economies, Alexander the Great, Thebes in Roman Literature, Using Roman Epitaphs.