2006-2007 Graduate Calendar

Master of Arts in Classics Go to top of document
Faculty Dean Rosemary Drage Hale Faculty of Humanities Associate Faculty Dean John Sainsbury Faculty of Humanities  
Graduate Faculty Go to top of document
Professors Emeriti Noel D. Robertson (Classics) David W. Rupp (Director, Canadian Institute in Greece) Associate Professors Michael J. D. Carter (Classics), Carol U. Merriam (Classics), Richard W. Parker (Classics), Danielle A. Parks (Classics) Assistant Professors Fanny Dolansky (Classics), Allison M. J. Glazebrook (Classics), Elizabeth S. Greene (Classics), Roberto Nickel (Classics), R. Angus K. Smith (Classics), Katharine T. von Stackelberg (Classics) Graduate Program Director Danielle A. Parks dparks@brocku.ca Administrative Assistant Frances Meffe 905-688-5550, extension 3575 Mackenzie Chown A207 http://www.brocku.ca/classics/  
Program Description Go to top of document
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. The study of Greek and Latin is at the heart of the program in order to ensure students 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 Greeks and Romans.  
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Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Classics with a minimum overall average of B (second class), and a minimum average of 75% in Classics courses, with at least two years in 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.  
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The M.A degree is a 2-year program. Requirements for the M.A. degree are: Seven half-credit courses offered by the graduate program. Additional advanced undergraduate Greek or Latin courses may be recommended to address deficiencies in the languages. Required courses are:
- CLAS 5P00 Classics Pro-seminar, during the student's first year
- One half-credit course designated GREE 5(alpha)00 or above
- One half-credit course designated LATI 5(alpha)00 or above
- One additional half-credit course designated either GREE 5(alpha)00 or LATI 5(alpha)00 or above
- three additional half-credit courses designated CLAS 5V10-5V69, GREE 5(alpha)00 or above or LATI 5(alpha)00 or above.
In addition to the above course requirements, students must also fulfill the following requirements:
- Demonstrate competence in reading knowledge of French or German; another modern language such as Italian may be substituted with permission of the supervisory committee and Graduate Program Officer. The competency evaluation should be done by the end of the first year of graduate study. Competence is demonstrated by a mark of 70% or higher on a reading comprehension examination: students are allowed to use a dictionary of the modern language on which they are being examined.
- Pass (with a mark of 70% or higher) sight translation exams in Latin and Greek by the time of graduation.
- Defend a satisfactory thesis on an approved topic. With the guidance of the Graduate Officer students will arrange for a supervisor and a second reader and shall choose a topic in consultation with the supervisor, the second reader and the Graduate Officer. The thesis is written in the second year of study. There is an oral examination to defend the thesis.
Facilities Go to top of document
- Museum of Cypriote Antiquities (170+ objects, Chalcolithic through Mediaeval, mostly Geometric-Archaic ceramics)
Slide and Digital Image Collection (15,000+ images) 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 CE XT Global Positioning System Institutional Memberships: American School of Classical Studies in Athens; Canadian Institute in Greece Associated Archaeological Field Projects: Mochlos, Crete; Nemea, Greece; Kourion-Amathous Gate Cemetery, Cyprus; Dreamer's Bay, Akrotiri, Cyprus; Palaipaphos Survey Project, Cyprus
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- Courses Abroad, offered in the Mediterranean with opportunities for Graduate Student participation and/or Teaching Assistantships
- Archaeological Practicum CLAS 4F75 (normally offered every other year, most recently: Crete; Cyprus)
- Study in Mediterranean lands CLAS 3M20-3M29 (normally offered every other year, most recently: Greece; Rome)
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Note: Not all courses are offered in every session. Students must consult with the Graduate Program Director regarding course offerings and course selection and must have their course selections approved by the Graduate Program Director each term. Refer to the Timetable for scheduling information: http://www.brocku.ca/registrar/guides/grad/timetable/terms.php CLAS 5F99 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 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 5V10-5V29 Seminar in Mediterranean Archaeology Topics and problems in current archaeological method, theory and research in the Mediterranean basin. CLAS 5V10 2006-2007: Topics in Aegean prehistory Study of a specific chronological, geographical or theoretical aspect of the Minoan, Mycenaean or Cycladic cultures of the Aegean 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 5V30 2006-2007: Topography and Monuments of Rome Study of the development of Rome, including its infrastructure and major monuments, using literary and archaeological sources and understanding the methodological challenges of integrating material and literary sources. 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 5V50 2006-2007: Augustus and the Roman Revolution Study of the political and social changes in the transitional period of Roman history, integrating literary sources, documentary texts and the evidence of material culture. CLAS 5V80-5V89 Advanced Archaeological Research Intensive archaeological field work and study of material culture under supervision of a faculty member. Note: students are expected to pay their own expenses, enrolment may be limited. 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 5V00 2006-2007: Classical Greek Historians A survey of the development of Greek historical writing through the end of the Classical period with extensive Greek readings in the works of Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon. GREE 5V20-5V39 Readings in Greek Literature: verse Intensive readings in a verse genre or the works of an individual verse author. 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 5V20 2006-2007: Vergil Readings in the works of Vergil. Note: taught in conjunction with LATI 4V01.  
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