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Graduate Studies Calendar 2015-2016 Program Descriptions Greek and Roman Studies GRST
Greek and Roman Studies - GRST
Contact Information

Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 558
Program number: 403.220.4831
Fax: 403.210.9191
Email address: grstgrad@ucalgary.ca
Web page URL: http://clare.ucalgary.ca

1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA) degree, thesis or course-based

The MA degree may be completed on a full-time or a part-time basis.

2. Admission Requirements

In addition to Faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts requirements, the Department requires:

a) Normally at least 66 units (11 full-course equivalents) of relevant undergraduate course work are expected for admission to the MA program, with some concentration in the proposed research area.

b) All research areas require proficiency in reading Latin and/or Greek.

c) Competence in reading French, German or Italian must be acquired either before or during the program.

d) For the PhD, an MA is required.

e) Two letters of reference.

3. Application Deadline

Deadline for submission of complete application is January 7 for September admission.

4. Advanced Credit

Contact department for information.

5. Program/Course Requirements

In addition to Faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts requirements, the Department requires:

Master of Arts (thesis-based)

a) Greek and Roman Studies 603, first-year course on research and professional training.

b) Twelve units (2.0 full-course equivalents) of other seminar courses, normally taken in the first year of the program; these may include up to 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) outside the department if appropriate to the area of specialization.

c) Four directed studies in Greek and Latin texts (Greek or Latin 607), normally taken in Fall and Winter Terms of the first and second year (worth 1.5 units or 0.25 full-course equivalent each). Greek or Latin 607 may be replaced with Greek or Latin 602 and/or 604.

d) Reading knowledge of French or German or Italian into English.

e) A thesis of approximately 20,000 words, with oral examination.

Master of Arts (course-based)

a) Greek and Roman Studies 603, first-year course on research and professional training.

b) Twenty-four units (4.0 full-course equivalents) of other seminar courses; these may include up to 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) outside the department if relevant to the student's particular interests in the field.

c) Four courses of directed studies in Greek and Latin texts (Greek or Latin 607), normally taken in Fall and Winter Terms of the first and second year (worth 1.5 units or 0.25 full-course equivalent each). Greek or Latin 607 may be replaced with Greek or Latin 602 and/or 604.

d) Reading knowledge of French or German or Italian.

Doctor of Philosophy

a) Greek and Roman Studies 603, first-year course on research and professional training unless already taken at the Master's level.

b) A minimum of 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) of other graduate seminar courses; these may include up to 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) outside the department if appropriate to the area of specialization.

c) Four courses of directed studies in Greek and Latin texts (Greek or Latin 607, worth 1.5 units or 0.25 full-course equivalent each). Greek or Latin 607 may be replaced with Greek or Latin 602 and/or 604.

d) Reading knowledge of two of the three following modern languages into English, French, German or Italian.

e) Examination of the Core Reading and Dissertation Reading List (contact the department for further information).

f) A twenty-page dissertation proposal.

g) A Candidacy Exam, which must be passed before 28 months of tenure.

h) A thesis of about 75,000 words, followed by an oral examination.

6. Additional Requirements

The department may require up to two additional courses (6 units or 1.0 full-course equivalent) in order to ensure sufficient preparation in relevant areas for the MA, or four additional courses (12 units or 2.0 full-course equivalents) in order to ensure sufficient preparation in relevant areas for the PhD. Students are advised of any such requirements upon entry into the program.

7. Credit for Undergraduate Courses

Not more than two of the courses (6 units or 1.0 full-course equivalent) required in the thesis-based MA program, and not more than four courses (12 units or 2.0 full-course equivalents) in the course-based program, may be taken at the 500 level.

8. Time Limit

Students studying on a full-time basis are expected to complete the Master’s program in two years. Students in thesis-based master’s programs must complete their degrees within four years. Students in course-based master’s programs must complete their degrees within six years. For the PhD program, students are expected to complete their degrees within six years.

9. Supervisory Assignments

The Graduate Program Director is normally the interim supervisor for a master’s student entering the program, and will assist the student to find a supervisor within eight months of entering the program. Doctoral students are expected to have a supervisor upon entry. The appointment of a supervisor is subject to approval by the Department Head.

10. Required Examinations

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Department requires:

Candidacy

Questions on the research proposal will be included in the oral candidacy examination.

Thesis Examination

Scheduling of the Examination

All members of the Supervisory Committee must have reviewed the student’s draft thesis document before an examination can be scheduled.

Composition of the Committee

The Internal Examiner must be external to the home program.

Thesis examinations are open.

11. Research Proposal Requirements

A formal proposal is not required for the MA thesis. The student’s thesis topic is defined in consultation with the supervisor, normally within 12 months of entry into the program. It should be referred to the Graduate Program Director for approval. The PhD proposal is to be submitted in accordance with the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements.

12. Special Registration Information

None.

13. Financial Assistance

The department offers full or partial support through teaching assistantships and Faculty of Graduate Studies Support to selected applicants. The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers numerous awards listed in the Graduate Calendar (e.g. Open Scholarships) in a university-wide competition.

Various awards are available from other agencies (federal and provincial governments, private foundations, etc.).

Applicants are encouraged to seek funding vigorously. The department can offer advice on identifying sources.

Note: Faculty of Graduate Studies Support and university scholarships are normally awarded only to students in the thesis-based program.

14. Other Information

Enquiries should be addressed to: grstgrad@ucalgary.ca.

15. Faculty Members/Research Interests

Details concerning the research areas of individual professors may be obtained from the department website at www.clare.ucalgary.ca.