|Master of Arts in Classics Dean Rosemary Drage Hale Faculty of Humanities Associate Dean Jane Koustas Faculty of Humanities Core Faculty Associate Professors Barbara Burrell (Classics), Michael J. D. Carter (Classics), Allison M. J. Glazebrook (Classics), Elizabeth S. Greene (Classics), Carol U. Merriam (Classics), Richard W. Parker (Classics), R. K. Angus Smith (Classics) Assistant Professors Fanny L. Dolansky (Classics), Roberto Nickel (Classics), Katharine T. von Stackelberg (Classics) Professors Emeriti Noel D. Robertson (Classics), David W. Rupp (Director, Canadian Institute in Greece) Graduate Program Director Richard W. Parker firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Assistant Frances Meffe 905-688-5550, extension 3575 International Centre Building, GLN-B 309 email@example.com http://www.brocku.ca/classics/|
|The Master of Arts in Classics emphasizes a holistic approach to the Greek and Roman worlds and encourages all students to study languages, literature, history, and material culture. Students continue their study of Greek and Latin in order to ensure that they can access the wealth of literary and documentary sources that have survived and continue to surface. The program also assigns prominence to historical context and material culture, especially promoting active archaeological research and travel to the Mediterranean. The program is structured on the principle that these diverse approaches inform one another and produce a cross-disciplinary, well rounded and thus broader understanding of the world and legacy of the ancient Greeks and Romans.|
|Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Classics with a minimum overall average of B and a minimum average of 75% in Classics courses, with at least two years in ancient Greek and two years in Latin at the university level. The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates. Individuals interested in part-time study should consult with the Graduate Program Director.|
|There are two schemes for the MA degree: (Scheme A) Course work with major research paper (normally completed in five terms), and (Scheme B) Course work with thesis (normally completed in six terms). Students wishing to do scheme B must receive approval from the Graduate Program Director, the Graduate Committee and the potential supervisor by the end of the second term of study.|
|Scheme A: Course Work and Major Research Paper|
|Requirements for the MA degree with major research paper are: CLAS 5P00, one-half credit designated GREE 5(alpha)00 or above, one half-credit designated LATI 5(alpha)00 or above, one additional half-credits designated either GREE 5(alpha)00 or LATI 5(alpha)00 or above, and five additional half-credits designated CLAS 5V10-5V79, CLAS 5P80, GREE 5(alpha)00 or above, or LATI 5(alpha)00 or above, and CLAS 5P90 a satisfactory research paper, normally 40-50 pages in length, on an approved topic, written in the second year of study under the guidance of a Supervisor.|
|Scheme B: Course Work and Thesis|
|Requirements for the MA degree with thesis are: CLAS 5P00, one-half credit designated GREE 5(alpha)00 or above, one half-credit designated LATI 5(alpha)00 or above, one additional half-credit designated either GREE or LATI 5(alpha)00 or above, and three additional half-credits designated CLAS 5V10-5V79, CLAS 5P80, GREE 5(alpha)00 or above or LATI 5(alpha)00 or above, and CLAS 5F90 a satisfactory thesis on an approved topic, normally 80-100 pages in length, written in the second year of study under the guidance of a Supervisor and Supervisory Committee and an oral examination to defend the thesis. Additional advanced undergraduate Greek or Latin courses may be recommended to address deficiencies in the languages. In addition to the above course requirements, students must also fulfill the following requirements: Demonstrate competence in a modern language, normally French or German. This requirement should be completed by the end of the first year. Pass sight translation exams in Latin and Greek by the time of graduation. (For one of the two languages, students may opt to fulfill the sight exam requirement by course work in GREE or LATI at the graduate level. The course must have a final exam with a sight component and the student must achieve a 75% or higher.)|
Museum of Cypriote Antiquities (170+ objects, Chalcolithic through Mediaeval, mostly Geometric-Archaic ceramics).
Slide and Digital Image Collection (15,000+ images).
On-line TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae)
L'Année Philologique on-line.Archaeological Field Equipment (funded by Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Ontario Innovation Trust): Leica TCR750 reflectorless total station; Trimble Geoexplorer XT Global Positioning System. Institutional Memberships: American School of Classical Studies in Athens; Canadian Institute in Greece, Classical Association of the Middle, West and South. Associated Archaeological Field Projects: Mochlos, Crete; Nemea, Greece; Palaipaphos Survey Project, Cyprus; Caesarea Maritima, Israel; Mt. Lykaion Project; Arcadia, Greece; Kekova Adasi (shipwreck), Turkey; Pabuç Burnu (shipwreck), Turkey.
|The Department offers courses abroad, including the Archaeological Practicum CLAS 3F75 (most recently in Greece) normally offered every other year and Study in Mediterranean Lands CLAS 3M20-3M29 (most recently in Greece and Turkey) normally offered in alternation with CLAS 3F75. Graduate students can enrol in these courses or possibly serve as a teaching assistant. Additionally, many of our faculty are actively involved in research and excavation projects overseas (Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey), with scope for graduate student participation.|
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CLASSICS COURSESCLAS 5F90 MA Research and Thesis An extended research project involving the preparation and defence of a thesis that shall demonstrate capacity for independent work and original research and thought. CLAS 5N00 Internship I Three month internship at the Canadian Institute in Athens, Greece. CLAS 5P00 Pro-seminar in Classics A survey of the tools, resources and methodologies for a holistic study of Greco-Roman antiquity with emphasis on philology, history and material culture. Research writing for grant, abstract, conference proposal, and public presentation. CLAS 5P80 Directed Reading in Classics Directed individual or group reading in a particular area of Classics. Restriction: permission of the Graduate Director. CLAS 5P90 Major Research Paper A major paper which shall demonstrate capacity for independent work and original research and thought. CLAS 5V10-5V29 Seminar in Mediterranean Archaeology Topics and problems in current archaeological method, theory and research in the Mediterranean basin. CLAS 5V30-5V49 Seminar in the Art and Architecture of the Greco-Roman World Topics and problems in current research in Greek and Roman art and architecture. CLAS 5V32 2010-2011: Ancient Numismatics The origins, roles, and implications (historical, economic, and archaeological) of coinage in the Greek and Roman worlds. CLAS 5V50-5V69 Seminar in Greek and Roman Social and Cultural History Study of a topic in Greek and/or Roman social and cultural history with emphasis on methodology and the use of sources from a variety of media. CLAS 5V54 2010-2011: The Roman Family and Household Topics will include size, structure, and household types; legal issues; roles for women, children, and slaves; domestic spaces; customs and religious practices. CLAS 5V70-5V79 Seminar in Greek and Latin Literature Topics and Trends in the Study of Greek and Latin Literature CLAS 5V80-5V89 Advanced Archaeological Research Intensive archaeological field work and study of material culture under supervision of a faculty member. Note: enrolment is limited. Does not count as degree credit. CLAS 5V83 2010-2011: Advanced Archaeological Research in Turkey Intensive archaeological field work and study of material culture under supervision of a faculty member. Note: enrolment is limited. Does not count as degree credit.
GREEK COURSESGREE 5P80 Directed Readings in Ancient Greek Authors A reading course constructed in conjunction with a faculty member. This course will be designed for individual students by the faculty member and given final approval by the Graduate Program Director. GREE 5V00-5V19 Readings in Greek Literature: Prose Intensive readings in a genre of Greek literary prose or the works of an individual prose author. GREE 5V01 2010-2011: Readings in Herodotus Herodotus' Histories, including an overview of scholarship. GREE 5V20-5V39 Readings in Greek Literature: Verse Intensive readings in a verse genre or the works of an individual verse author.
LATIN COURSESLATI 5P80 Directed Readings in Ancient Latin Authors A reading course constructed in conjunction with a faculty member. This course will be designed for individual students by the faculty member and given final approval by the Graduate Program Director. LATI 5V00-5V19 Readings in Latin Literature: Prose Intensive readings in a genre of Latin literary prose or the works of an individual prose author. LATI 5V20-5V39 Readings in Latin Literature: Verse Intensive readings in a verse genre or the works of an individual verse author. LATI 5V22 2010-2011: Readings in Propertius An examination of the poet and his work in literary, social, and historical context.
2010-2011 Graduate Calendar
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