2014-2015 Graduate Calendar

Classics  
Master of Arts in Classics Field of Specialization Art and Archeology Text and Culture Dean J. Douglas Kneale Faculty of Humanities Associate Dean Carol U. Merriam Faculty of Humanities Core Faculty Associate Professors Michael J. D. Carter (Classics), Fanny L. Dolansky (Classics), Allison M. J. Glazebrook (Classics), Elizabeth S. Greene (Classics), Carol U. Merriam (Classics), Richard W. Parker (Classics), R. Angus K. Smith (Classics), Katharine T. von Stackelberg (Classics) Assistant Professors Carrie Murray (Classics), Roberto Nickel (Classics) Professors Emeriti Noel D. Robertson (Classics), David W. Rupp (Director, Canadian Institute in Greece) Graduate Program Director R. Angus K. Smith (until June 30, 2014) rsmith@brocku.ca Graduate Office Assistant Marilyn Antonucci 905-688-5550, extension 4942 International Centre Building, GLN-B 337 maclassics@brocku.ca 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. 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.  
Admission Requirements Go to top of document
Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Classics with a minimum 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.  
Degree Requirements Go to top of document
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.  
Option 1: General (No Field of Specialization) Go to top of document
Scheme A: Course Work and Major Research Paper Go to top of document
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 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 Go to top of document
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 language 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 student must successfully complete two GREE or two LATI courses designated 4(alpha)00 or above and achieve course marks that average 75% or higher.)  
Option 2: Art and Archaeology Specialization Go to top of document
Scheme A: Course Work and Major Research Paper Go to top of document
CLAS 5P00, one credit designated GREE 5(alpha)00 or above or one credit designated LATI 5(alpha)00 or above, three half credits designated CLAS 5P80, CLAS 5V10-5V29 or 5V30-5V49, three other 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, written in the second year under the guidance of a Supervisor.  
Scheme B: Course Work and Thesis Go to top of document
CLAS 5P00, one credit designated GREE 5(alpha)00 or above or one credit designated LATI 5(alpha)00 or above, three half credits designated CLAS 5P80, CLAS 5V10-5V29 or 5V30-5V49, one other half credit 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, 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 GREE or LATI courses may be recommended to address deficiencies in the languages. In addition to the above course requirements, students must also fulfill the following language 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 Greek and Latin by the time of graduation. (For one of the two languages, students may opt to fulfill the sight exam requirement by coursework in GREE or LATI at the graduate level. The student must successfully complete two GREE or two LATI courses designated 4(alpha)00 or above and achieve course marks that average 75% or higher. Students completing either Scheme A or B in Option 2 may substitute a material culture exam for one of the language sight exams.  
Option 3: Text and Culture Specialization Go to top of document
Scheme A: Course Work and Major Research Paper Go to top of document
CLAS 5P00, three half credits designated GREE 5(alpha)00 or above and/or LATI 5(alpha)00 or above, two half credits designated CLAS 5P80, CLAS 5V50-5V69 or 5V70-5V79, three other half credits designated CLAS 5V10-5V79, CLAS5P80, 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, written in the second year of study under the guidance of a Supervisor.  
Scheme B: Course Work and Thesis Go to top of document
Requirements for the MA Degree with a Field in Text and Culture with thesis are: CLAS 5P00, three half credits designatedGREE 5(alpha)00 or above and/or LATI 5(alpha)00 or above, two half credits designated CLAS 5P80, CLAS 5V50-5V69or5V70-5V79, one half credit 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, 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 GREE or LATI courses may be recommended to address deficiencies in the languages. In addition to the above course requirements, students must also fulfill the following language 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 Greek and Latin by the time of graduation. (For one of the two languages, students may opt to fulfill the sight exam requirement by coursework in GREE or LATI at the graduate level. The student must successfully complete two GREE or two LATI courses designated 4(alpha)00 or above and achieve course marks that average 75% or higher.)  
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). 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: Gournia, Crete; Nemea, Greece; Kekova Adasi (shipwreck), Turkey; Pabuç Burnu (shipwreck), Turkey.  
Overseas Opportunities Go to top of document
The Department offers courses abroad, including the Archaeological Practicum CLAS 3F75 (most recently in Greece and Italy) 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 enroll 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 and Turkey), with scope for graduate student participation.  
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

CLASSICS COURSES

CLAS 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. Note: this course will be evaluated as Credit/No-Credit. 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 5V13 2014-2015: Archaeological Landscapes and Materials Formation of archaeological landscapes and the production of key forms of artifacts. Emphasis on hands-on participation. CLAS 5V22 2014-2015: The Archaeology of Death Ancient burial customs, concentrating on the cultures of the prehistoric Mediterranean, emphasizing mortuary theory. Restriction: Permission of the instructor. 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 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 5V60 2014-2015: Roman Gladiatorial Spectacles Origins, development, and diffusion of gladiatorial combats and related spectacles in the Roman world. CLAS 5V66 2014-2015: Sparta in Context Socio-political institutions, social roles, rituals and culture, and including representations of Sparta in various media. Special consideration of the nature of the evidence. Restriction: Permission of the instructor. 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 fieldwork and study of material culture under supervision of a faculty member. Note: Enrolment is limited. May not count as a credit towards degree requirements. CLAS 5V81 2014-2015: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Greece Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member. Restriction: Permission of the instructor. Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses. CLAS 5V83 2014-2015: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Turkey Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member. Restriction: Permission of the instructor. Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses. CLAS 5V85 2014-2015: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Italy Fieldwork and study of archaeological materials under the supervision of a faculty member. Restriction: Permission of the instructor. Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

GREEK COURSES

GREE 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 5V10 2014-2015: Herodotus, Histories Extensive readings in 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 COURSES

LATI 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 5V20 2014-2015: Ovid, Fasti Readings in Ovid's Fasti and study of critical scholarship on the poem.
 
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