Department of Classics

DEPARTMENT OF

Classics

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Queen's Classics offers two Fields of Study for its MA: Greek and Roman Literature, History and Archaeology and ​Classical Studies and Archaeology, and the 24-month program is offered in two patterns, from which students must choose one: Pattern I (thesis and defence, plus 4 half-courses) or Pattern II (major research paper or project, plus 6 half-courses). See below for visual representation of the program's structure.

Students in both patterns must also take two "professional seminar" courses (CLAS 800, and CLAS 802).
As well, a reading knowledge of a modern (normally French, German or Italian) or ancient (Ancient Greek or Latin) language is a requirement for obtaining the MA.

Language Requirement for Completion of the Classics MA

Before completing the thesis, major research paper or project, students in the Greek and Roman Literature, History and Archaeology field (ancient languages required for admission) shall demonstrate to the department the ability to read and comprehend one of the languages of modern scholarship, normally French, German, or Italian. A written translation test may be taken at any time during the first year of graduate study. The requirement may also be satisfied by achieving undergraduate standing with a year-length (=6.0-credit) course, or Ontario Academic Credit or equivalent.

                Students in the Classical Studies and Archaeology field (no languages required for admission) shall demonstrate to the department the ability to read and comprehend one of the languages of modern scholarship, normally French, German, or Italian OR have completed two year-long courses (=12.0 credits) in university-level Greek, Latin, or Hebrew. If the student opts to fulfil a modern language rather than the ancient language option, a written translation test may be taken at any time during the first year of graduate study, or the requirement may also be satisfied by achieving undergraduate standing with a year-length (=3.0 credits) course, or Ontario Academic Credit or equivalent.