Classics, Greek,
and Latin


Office: 431 Manoogian Hall; 577-3032
Chairperson: Kenneth R. Walters
Website: http://www.cla.wayne.edu/CGL/CGLhome.html

Assistantships and Scholarships

Classics (M.A. Program)

Classics Courses (CLA)

Graduate Degrees

Greek Courses (GRK)

Language Learning: Latin (M.A. Program)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Professors

Kathleen McNamee, Richard W. Minadeo (Emeritus)

Associate Professors

Ernest J. Ament (Emeritus), Joel B. Itzkowitz, Michelle V. Ronnick,
Jennifer A. Sheridan, Kenneth R. Walters

Lecturer

Vasilios D. Kosmidis

Graduate Degrees

MASTER OF ARTS with a major in Classics and concentrations in ancient Greek and Latin, Latin, or Ancient Studies
MASTER OF ARTS IN LANGUAGE LEARNING

This department offers courses and programs of instruction in Latin and Greek (both ancient and modern), in the Classical literature of these languages in English translation, and in aspects of Greek and Roman culture. Graduate minor or cognate credit may be earned in classics courses in English. The substance of these studies constitutes the basis of Western civilization and education for over two thousand years. The prevalence of this heritage in a wide variety of academic disciplines affords Classics majors excellent preparation for a variety of careers: teaching at the high school or university level, professional work in law, library and information science, museum practice, political science, medicine and the health sciences (when combined with science study); or non-academic fields such as government, publishing, tourism and business, where intelligence and a broad liberal education are valued. The Department offers cognate work for majors in other departments.

Scholarship: All course work for the following degrees must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the Graduate School and the College governing graduate scholarship and degrees, see Academic Regulations of the University, Degree and Certificate Requirements and Academic Regulations of the College of Liberal Arts.

Classics (M.A. Program)

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School; for requirements, see Admission, Regular. Additionally, the applicant must present an undergraduate major in Latin, Greek, or Classics, or receive the consent of the graduate adviser for graduate work.

Candidacy must be established by the time twelve credits have been earned.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: The master's degree in Classics is offered under the following options:

Plan A: Twenty-four credits in course work, plus an eight-credit thesis.

Plan B: Twenty-eight credits in course work, plus a four-credit essay.

Plan C: Thirty-two credits in course work.

Concentrations

Concentrations available under Plan A or Plan B are: Latin, or ancient Greek and Latin. Concentrations available under Plan C are: Latin, ancient Greek and Latin, or ancient studies. Requirements are:

Latin: Under Plan A, course work must include at least twenty-four credits in Latin exclusive of Latin 8999; at least eight of these twenty-four credits must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. Latin 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/or oral examination is required.

Under Plan B, course work must include at least twenty-eight credits in Latin exclusive of Latin 7999; at least eight of these twenty-eight credits must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. A maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied under this Plan; Latin 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/or oral examination is required.

Under Plan C, course work must include at least thirty-two credits in Latin exclusive of Latin 7999; at least eight of these thirty-two credits must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. A maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied under this Plan; Latin 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/or oral examination is required.

Ancient Greek and Latin: Under Plans A and B, a minimum of twelve credits in course work is required in each language (ancient Greek and Latin) exclusive of Greek or Latin 8999 or 7999. A minimum of two courses (exclusive of thesis or essay courses) in one language must be in courses numbered 7000 or higher. (A maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied under Plan B.) Greek or Latin 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/or oral examination is required.

Under Plan C, a minimum of sixteen credits in course work must be taken in one language, and a minimum of twelve credits in the other. A maximum of four credits in cognate or related fields may be applied under Plan C. Greek or Latin 5000 does not satisfy these requirements; a final written and/or oral examination is required.

Ancient Studies: This concentration is available only under Plan C. A minimum of twenty credits is required in either ancient Greek or Latin, exclusive of Greek or Latin 5000, plus at least six credits in Classics (CLA) courses at the 5000-level or above and at least six additional credits in courses selected from the following list. At least two courses elected in this plan must be in courses numbered 7000 or above.

ANT 5270 -- Introduction to Archaeology: Cr. 3
ANT 5310 -- Language and Culture: Cr. 3
A H 5200 -- Early Greek Art: Cr. 3
A H 5210 -- Hellenistic and Roman Art: Cr. 3
A H 5250 -- Ancient Rome: Cr. 3
A H 5260 -- Classical Greek Art: Cr. 3
A H 5300 -- Early Christian Art and Architecture: Cr. 3
A H 5310 -- The Ancient City of Athens: Cr. 3
A H 5320 -- Classical Architecture in Britain & United States: Cr. 3
CLA 5100 -- Law and Ancient Society: Cr. 3
CLA 5190 -- Topics: Women in Antiquity: Cr. 3
CLA 5200 -- Special Studies: Cr. 1-4
CLA 5250 -- Ancient Greek and Roman Drama: Cr. 3-4
CLA 5350 -- Plutarch: Lives of the Noble Greeks & Romans: Cr. 3
CLA 5600 -- Religious Experience: Ancient Greeks & Romans: Cr. 3
CLA 6250 -- (Classics 3250) The Ancient City: Cr. 3-4
HIS 5330 or 7330 -- History of Ancient Greece: Cr. 3
HIS 5340 or 7340-- History of Ancient Rome: Cr. 3
HIS 5350 or 7350 -- The Hellenistic Period: Cr. 3
HIS 5360 or 7360 -- The Early Middle Ages: 300-1000: Cr. 3
PHI 5400 -- Presocratic Philosophers: Cr. 3
PHI 5410 -- Plato: Cr. 4
PHI 5420 -- Aristotle: Cr. 4
SPC 7190 -- Classical Rhetorical Theory: Cr. 3

Language Learning: Latin (M.A. Program)

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School; for requirements, see Admission, Regular. Candidacy must be established by the time twelve credits have been earned.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Arts in Language Learning degree is offered by this department with a major in Latin, under the Plan B (essay) option only. It requires a minimum of thirty-three credits in course work, plus a three-credit essay.

Course work is divided into three core areas. The first core consists of a minimum of twelve credits in language, literature and culture at the 5000, 6000, 7000, and 8000 levels. The second core is focused on language learning; all students complete CLA 5750, 5850/7850, 5860/7860 plus two courses from: CLA 5810/7810, 5820/7820, and 5830/7830. The third core consists of six credits in cognate areas. The three-credit essay will be written in conjunction with materials learned in the language learning core. The Graduate School requires that a minimum of six credits must be completed at the 7000-level or above.

This program is targeted at in-service elementary, secondary, and college-level teachers, as well as those completing degrees in the College of Education. Students should be advised that it does not provide provisional state licensure, and does not include a practice teaching component.

Assistantships and Scholarships

General sources of financial aid for graduate students may be found in the section on Graduate Financial Assistance, beginning under Financial Assistance, Graduate of this bulletin.

Teaching assistantships and scholarships are available to qualified graduate students. Applications for most scholarships should be made directly to the Graduate School, but applications for teaching assistantships and for the William A. VanDeven Scholarship should be submitted to the Department, in care of the graduate adviser. Applications for teaching assistantships are due by February 1. The VanDeven Scholarship is available to full-time graduate students in classics. Awards vary, up to $600 per semester.