Overview of the Five M.A. Emphases

While all degree recipients earn the M.A. in Classics, graduate students choose one of five M.A. Emphases, i.e. in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology, Latin Pedagogy, or Latin Philology:

Ancient History

Program of Study

The Department of Classics at the University of Arizona offers graduate study in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology, Latin Philology, and Latin Pedagogy leading to the Master of Arts degree. Degree requirements include 33 hours of course work, a thesis, and a reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian, in addition to demonstrated proficiency in Greek and Latin (only Latin is required for the Latin Pedagogy emphasis).

Curriculum

A full range of courses is offered in Latin, Greek, classical studies in translation, classical archaeology, ancient history, pedagogy, and ancient philosophy. Students may earn Secondary School Latin Teaching Certification through the Department of Classics and the College of Education or by pursuing the Latin Pedagogy emphasis.

Degree Requirements

Minimum credit hours: 33

  • Proficiency in French, German, or Italian.
  • 3 units of the Methodology course, CLAS 510A.
  • Qualifying Examination in Greek and Roman History.
  • Graduate level proficiency in one classical language, upper-level undergraduate proficiency in the other.
  • 9 units must be taken from GRK or LAT courses at the 5xx level, 3 units of which must be from GRK 530 (Greek Historians) or LAT 526 (Roman Historians).  (If a student does not complete GRK 530 or LAT 526 at the graduate level, the student must complete this course at the 400 (undergraduate) level (or demonstrate completion of an equivalent course at another institution)).
  • 12 units of CLAS/HIST/GRK or LAT courses at the 5xx level, determined with the individual student’s faculty advisor.
  • 3 units of HIST 695F (Ancient History), HIST 695K (Historiography), or equivalent HIST graduate course.
  • 3 units of CLAS 514 (Classical Historiography - Greek and Roman Historians) or equivalent.
  • Comprehensive Examination in 1) Greek History, 2) Roman History, 3) Classical Literature Special Topics, and 4) translation exam in EITHER Greek OR Latin.
  • 3 units of thesis credit.

Reading List: Comprehensive Examination in Greek or Latin translation

Passages on the Comprehensive Examination in Greek and Latin will be drawn from the following list of texts. A dictionary in the appropriate language will be allowed.

Greek:

  • Aeschylus: Agamemnon
  • Aristophanes: Frogs
  • Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics 6
  • Demosthenes, On the Crown
  • Euripides: Bacchae, Medea
  • Hellenistic Poetry: N. Hopkinson, Hellenistic Anthology I-VII, IX-XII, and XXVI (nos. 4,5,7,9,15,18,20,25,26,31,32)
  • Herodotus: book 1
  • Hesiod: Theogony
  • Homer: Iliad 1, 6, 9, 18, 24; Odyssey 1, 11, 19; Homeric Hymns 2, 3, 4
  • Isocrates: Against the Sophists
  • Lyric poets: click here for selections from D.A. Campbell's Greek Lyric Poetry
  • Lysias: Orations 7 and 12
  • Pindar: Olympian 1, Pythian 3
  • Plato: Apology, Crito, Euthyphro
  • Sophocles: Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannos
  • Thucydides: books 1.1-23; 2.34-65; 5.84-116
  • Xenophon: Economicus

Latin:

  • Caesar: Gallic War 1
  • Catullus: all
  • Cicero: Against Catiline 1; On Behalf of Archias; On Behalf of Caelius; On Friendship
  • Horace: Odes 1.1, 1.3-5, 1.9, 1.11, 1.13-14, 1.22-25, 1.37-38, 2.3, 2.7, 2.10, 2.14, 3.1, 3.5-6, 3.9, 3.12-13, 3.30, 4.1, 4.7, 4.15; Satires 1.6, 1.9; Ars Poetica
  • Juvenal: Satires 1 and 10
  • Livy: book 1
  • Lucretius: books 1.1-145; 3; 4.1058-1287; 6.1138-1286
  • Ovid: Amores 1; Art of Love 1; Metamorphoses 1-3; Tristia 4.10
  • Petronius: "Trimalchio's Dinner"
  • Plautus: Pseudolus
  • Propertius: book 1 ("Monobiblos"); 4.7 and 4.8
  • Quintilian: book 10.1.46-131
  • Sallust: Catiline
  • Tacitus: Agricola; Annals 1
  • Terence: Adelphoi
  • Tibullus: 1.1 and 1.10; 2.5
  • Vergil: Eclogues; Georgics 4; Aeneid 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12

Guidelines for the Master of Arts in Classics

Classical Archaeology

Program of Study

The Department of Classics at the University of Arizona offers graduate study in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology, Latin Philology and Latin Pedagogy leading to the Master of Arts degree. Degree requirements include 33 hours of course work, a thesis, and a reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian, in addition to demonstrated proficiency in Greek and Latin (only Latin is required for the Latin Pedagogy emphasis).

Curriculum

A full range of courses is offered in Latin, Greek, classical studies in translation, classical archaeology, ancient history, pedagogy, and ancient philosophy. Students may earn Secondary School Latin Teaching Certification through the Department of Classics and the College of Education or by pursuing the Latin Pedagogy emphasis.

Degree Requirements

Minimum credit hours: 33

  • Proficiency in French, German, or Italian.

  • 3 units of the Methodology course, CLAS 510A.
  • Qualifying Examination in Greek and Roman Archaeology. 

  • Graduate level proficiency in one classical language, upper-level undergraduate proficiency in the other.

  • 21 units of Greek, Roman, or Egyptian Archaeology courses (see #7 below). 

  • Minimum of 6 seminar units.

  • Up to 9 of the 21 units in #5 above may be substituted with courses in related fields, with approval of Director of Graduate Studies.
  • Comprehensive Examination in Greek Archaeology, Roman Archaeology, and Ancient History.
  • 3 units of thesis credit.

Reading List: Qualifying Examination in Archaeology

Greek:

  • Biers, W. 1996. Introduction to Greek Archaeology. 2nd ed. Ithaca, N.Y. DF77 .B58 1996
  • Pedley, J.G. 2007. Greek Art and Archaeology. 4th ed. New York. Library has DF130 .P44 1993

Roman:

  • Kleiner, F. 2007. A History of Roman Art. Victoria. N5760 .K546 2007
  • MacKendrick, P. 1983. The Mute Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Italy. New York. DG431 .M3
  • Ramage, N.H. and A. Ramage. 2005. Roman Art: Romulus to Constantine. 4th ed. New Jersey. N5760 .R36 2005 (or latest edition)

Guidelines for the Master of Arts in Classics

Classical Philology

Program of Study

The Department of Classics at the University of Arizona offers graduate study in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology, Latin Philology, and Latin Pedagogy leading to the Master of Arts degree. Degree requirements include 33 hours of course work, a thesis, and a reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian, in addition to demonstrated proficiency in Greek and Latin (only Latin is required for the Latin Pedagogy emphasis).

Curriculum

A full range of courses is offered in Latin, Greek, classical studies in translation, classical archaeology, ancient history, pedagogy, and ancient philosophy. Students may earn Secondary School Latin Teaching Certification through the Department of Classics and the College of Education or by pursuing the Latin Pedagogy emphasis.

Degree Requirements

Minimum credit hours: 33

  • Modem language examination in French, German, or Italian.
  • 3 units of the Methodology course, CLAS 510A.
  • Qualifying Examination in Greek and Latin Literature.
  • 12 units of Greek author courses.
  • 12 units of Latin author courses.
  • 3 units of additional graduate-level work in Classics, Greek or Latin.
  • Comprehensive Examination in 1) Greek translation, 2) Latin translation, 3) Classical Literature Special Topics, and 4) Ancient History.
  • 3 units of thesis credit.

Reading List: Comprehensive Examination in Greek and Latin translation

Passages on the Comprehensive Examination in Greek and Latin translation will be drawn from the following list of texts. A dictionary in the appropriate language will be allowed.

Greek:

  • Aeschylus: Agamemnon
  • Aristophanes: Frogs
  • Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics 6
  • Demosthenes, On the Crown
  • Euripides: Bacchae, Medea
  • Hellenistic Poetry: N. Hopkinson, Hellenistic Anthology I-VII, IX-XII, and XXVI (nos. 4,5,7,9,15,18,20,25,26,31,32)
  • Herodotus: book 1
  • Hesiod: Theogony
  • Homer: Iliad 1, 6, 9, 18, 24; Odyssey 1, 11, 19; Homeric Hymns 2, 3, 4
  • Isocrates: Against the Sophists
  • Lyric poets: click here for selections from D.A. Campbell's Greek Lyric Poetry
  • Lysias: Orations 7 and 12
  • Pindar: Olympian 1, Pythian 3
  • Plato: Apology, Crito, Euthyphro
  • Sophocles: Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannos
  • Thucydides: books 1.1-23; 2.34-65; 5.84-116
  • Xenophon: Economicus

Latin:

  • Caesar: Gallic War 1
  • Catullus: all
  • Cicero: Against Catiline 1; On Behalf of Archias; On Behalf of Caelius; On Friendship
  • Horace: Odes 1.1, 1.3-5, 1.9, 1.11, 1.13-14, 1.22-25, 1.37-38, 2.3, 2.7, 2.10, 2.14, 3.1, 3.5-6, 3.9, 3.12-13, 3.30, 4.1, 4.7, 4.15; Satires 1.6, 1.9; Ars Poetica
  • Juvenal: Satires 1 and 10
  • Livy: book 1
  • Lucretius: books 1.1-145; 3; 4.1058-1287; 6.1138-1286
  • Ovid: Amores 1; Art of Love 1; Metamorphoses 1-3; Tristia 4.10
  • Petronius: "Trimalchio's Dinner"
  • Plautus: Pseudolus
  • Propertius: book 1 ("Monobiblos"); 4.7 and 4.8
  • Quintilian: book 10.1.46-131
  • Sallust: Catiline
  • Tacitus: Agricola; Annals 1
  • Terence: Adelphoi
  • Tibullus: 1.1 and 1.10; 2.5
  • Vergil: Eclogues; Georgics 4; Aeneid 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12

Guidelines for the Master of Arts in Classics

Latin Pedagogy

Program of Study

The Department of Classics at the University of Arizona offers graduate study in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology, Latin Philology, and Latin Pedagogy leading to the Master of Arts degree. Degree requirements include a minimum of 33 hours of course work, a thesis, and a reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian, in addition to demonstrated proficiency in Greek and Latin (only Latin is required for the Latin Pedagogy emphasis).

Curriculum

A full range of courses is offered in Latin, Greek, classical studies in translation, classical archaeology, ancient history, pedagogy, and ancient philosophy. Students may earn Secondary School Latin Teaching Certification through the Department of Classics and the College of Education or by pursuing the Latin Pedagogy emphasis.

Degree Requirements

  • Proficiency in French, German, or Italian.
  • 3 units of the Methodology course, CLAS 510A.
  • Qualifying Examination in Latin Literature.
  • 18 units of Latin author courses including LAT 580.
  • Comprehensive Examination in 1) Latin translation, 2) Classical Literature Special Topics, and 3) Latin AP Required Readings.
  • 3 units of thesis credit.
  • 24 additional units of graduate credits in the College of Education.
  • 12 units of internship (student teaching).

Reading List: Comprehensive Examination in Latin translation

Passages on the Comprehensive Examination in Latin translation will be drawn from the following list of texts. A dictionary in the appropriate language will be allowed.

Latin:

  • Caesar: Gallic War 1
  • Catullus: all
  • Cicero: Against Catiline 1; On Behalf of Archias; On Behalf of Caelius; On Friendship
  • Horace: Odes 1.1, 1.3-5, 1.9, 1.11, 1.13-14, 1.22-25, 1.37-38, 2.3, 2.7, 2.10, 2.14, 3.1, 3.5-6, 3.9, 3.12-13, 3.30, 4.1, 4.7, 4.15; Satires 1.6, 1.9; Ars Poetica
  • Juvenal: Satires 1 and 10
  • Livy: book 1
  • Lucretius: books 1.1-145; 3; 4.1058-1287; 6.1138-1286
  • Ovid: Amores 1; Art of Love 1; Metamorphoses 1-3; Tristia 4.10
  • Petronius: "Trimalchio's Dinner"
  • Plautus: Pseudolus
  • Propertius: book 1 ("Monobiblos"); 4.7 and 4.8
  • Quintilian: book 10.1.46-131
  • Sallust: Catiline
  • Tacitus: Agricola; Annals 1
  • Terence: Adelphoi
  • Tibullus: 1.1 and 1.10; 2.5
  • Vergil: Eclogues; Georgics 4; Aeneid 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12

Guidelines for the Master of Arts in Classics

Latin Philology

Program of Study


The Department of Classics at the University of Arizona offers graduate study in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology, Latin Pedagogy, and Latin Philology leading to the Master of Arts degree. Degree requirements include 33 hours of course work, a thesis, and a reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian, in addition to demonstrated proficiency in Greek and Latin (only Latin is required for the Latin Pedagogy and Latin Philology emphases).

Curriculum


A full range of courses is offered in Latin, Greek, classical studies in translation, classical archaeology, ancient history, pedagogy, and ancient philosophy. Students may earn Secondary School Latin Teaching Certification through the Department of Classics and the College of Education or by pursuing the Latin Pedagogy emphasis.

Degree Requirements

Minimum credit hours: 33

  • Modern language examination in French, German, or Italian.
  • 3 units of the Methodology course, CLAS 510A.
  • Qualifying Examination in Latin Literature.
  • 24 units of Latin author (graduate level) courses, including LAT 580.
  • 3 units of additional graduate-level work in Classics or Greek.
  • Comprehensive Examination in 1) Latin AP Required Readings, 2) Classical Literature Special Topics, 3) Latin translation, and 4) Ancient History.
  • 3 units of thesis credit.

Reading List: Comprehensive Examination in Latin translation

Passages on the Comprehensive Examination in Latin translation will be drawn from the following list of texts. A dictionary in the appropriate language will be allowed.

Latin:

  • Caesar: Gallic War 1
  • Catullus: all
  • Cicero: Against Catiline 1; On Behalf of Archias; On Behalf of Caelius; On Friendship
  • Horace: Odes 1.1, 1.3-5, 1.9, 1.11, 1.13-14, 1.22-25, 1.37-38, 2.3, 2.7, 2.10, 2.14, 3.1, 3.5-6, 3.9, 3.12-13, 3.30, 4.1, 4.7, 4.15; Satires 1.6, 1.9; Ars Poetica
  • Juvenal: Satires 1 and 10
  • Livy: book 1
  • Lucretius: books 1.1-145; 3; 4.1058-1287; 6.1138-1286
  • Ovid: Amores 1; Art of Love 1; Metamorphoses 1-3; Tristia 4.10
  • Petronius: "Trimalchio's Dinner"
  • Plautus: Pseudolus
  • Propertius: book 1 ("Monobiblos"); 4.7 and 4.8
  • Quintilian: book 10.1.46-131
  • Sallust: Catiline
  • Tacitus: Agricola; Annals 1
  • Terence: Adelphoi
  • Tibullus: 1.1 and 1.10; 2.5
  • Vergil: Eclogues; Georgics 4; Aeneid 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12

Guidelines for the Master of Arts in Classics