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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Program Descriptions Greek and Roman Studies GRST
Greek and Roman Studies - GRST
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Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 558
Program number: 403.220.4831
Fax: 403.210.9191
Email address: grstgrad@ucalgary.ca
Web page URL: clare.ucalgary.ca

1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA) degree, thesis-based
Master of Arts (MA), 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 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 available on the Future Students website.

Master of Arts (course-based): ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/greek-roman-studies-master-arts-course-based

Master of Arts (thesis-based): ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/greek-roman-studies-master-arts-thesis-based

Doctor of Philosophy: ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/greek-roman-studies-doctor-philosophy-thesis-based

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) 12 units of other seminar courses, normally taken in the first year of the program; these may include up to 6 units outside the department if appropriate to the area of specialization.

c) 6 units (four courses) of directed studies in Greek and Latin texts (Greek 607 or Latin 607), normally taken in Fall and Winter Terms of the first and second year (worth 1.5 units each). Greek 607 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) 24 units of other seminar courses; these may include up to 6 units outside the department if relevant to the student's particular interests in the field.

c) 6 units (four courses) of directed studies in Greek and Latin texts (Greek 607 or Latin 607), normally taken in Fall and Winter Terms of the first and second year (worth 1.5 units each). Greek 607 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 of other graduate seminar courses; these may include up to 6 units outside the department if appropriate to the area of specialization.

c) 6 units (four courses) of directed studies in Greek and Latin texts (Greek 607 or Latin 607, worth 1.5 units each). Greek 607 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, which is normally completed by passing examinations set by the department.

e) A twenty-page thesis proposal.

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

Flexible Grade Option (CG Grade)

The Greek and Roman Studies program in the department Of Classics and Religion will not permit the Flexible Grade Option (CG Grade) for any course offered by the Greek and Roman Studies Program.

Students may not choose the CG grade for a course taken extra to load.

The use of the CG grade will affect students' eligibility for internal awards.

6. Additional Requirements

The department may require up to two additional courses (6 units) in order to ensure sufficient preparation in relevant areas for the MA, or four additional courses (12 units) 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) required in the thesis-based MA program, and not more than four courses (12 units) 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

Candidacy

To be admitted to candidacy, doctoral students must successfully complete a written and oral field of study examinations and an oral examination on the written thesis proposal. See clare.ucalgary.ca/graduate/phd-candidacy-policies for more information.

Thesis Examination

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

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. Financial Assistance

Funding is available to qualified thesis-based students in the form of scholarships, awards and/or teaching assistantships. Students applying for departmental funding for the following academic year must submit their applications to the Department by February 1. All students are strongly encouraged to seek external financial assistance throughout their program. The department can offer advice on identifying sources.

For information on other funding opportunities, see the Awards and Financial Assistance section of this Calendar and the Faculty of Graduate Studies website: grad.ucalgary.ca/awards.