Faculty of Graduate Studies
Section 6: Programs in Graduate Studies
Head and Graduate Chair: Rory B. Egan
General Office: 364 University College
Telephone: (204) 474 9502
Fax: (204) 474 7684
The department provides programs of study leading to the degree of Master of Arts in several areas of classical studies that include Greek and Roman art and archaeology, Greek and Roman history and historiography, and Greek and Latin languages and literatures. The department attempts, within the range of expertise of its personnel, to tailor the M.A. program to the particular interests and needs of the individual student. In many instances the M.A. is planned as a preparation for admission to a Ph.D. program in another university. In the past students have had good success in proceeding to doctoral programs in leading North American and British universities.
Fields of Research
- Greek and Roman art history and archaeology, with particular strengths in Roman North Africa, Greek ceramics and Late Antique sculpture
- Greek literature, especially lyric and dramatic poetry, philosophical literature and Hellenistic poetry and prose
- Greek language: history and lexicology
- Latin literature, especially epic and dramatic poetry
- Greek and Roman historiography
- Greek and Roman economic history
- Greek thought and intellectual history
The university library's holdings are supplemented locally by those of the University of Winnipeg. Both institutions have collected classical monographs and periodicals for over a century. Together they maintain subscriptions to a respectable number of current periodicals representing all fields of classical studies. Through the library students have electronic access to an ever-increasing list of materials such as the Patrologia Latina. The department holds licenses for the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae data-base and the Packard Humanities Institute's data-bases for Latin literature and for documentary papyri and inscriptions.
The department's research activities are integrated with those of the Centre for Hellenic Civilization. Through the Centre an institutional membership is held in the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. The American School makes course and field-work opportunities available to students and also gives them access to various research resources including its excellent library. Field archaeologists in the department regularly offer credit courses and opportunities for field-experience at their overseas excavations or surveys in such places as Greece, Ukraine and North Africa.
M.A. in Classics
In addition to the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar, demonstrated proficiency in ancient Greek and Latin and an honours B.A. or its equivalent in Greek, Latin or Classics is a prerequisite for admission to the M.A. Program.
Canadian/U.S. students should submit their application and supporting documentation to the Department at least 5 months prior to their intended start date. International students should submit their application and supporting documentation to the Department at least 7 months prior to their intended start date.
Minimum program requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this calendar. Course work will normally include 12 credit hours at the 7000 level, but students may be required to complete further courses. Students are required to pass one Greek reading exam and one Latin reading exam on prescribed texts, normally at the end of the first year of their programs. A knowledge of French and/or German is not required but is desirable.
Language Reading Requirement: Latin and Greek
Expected Time to Graduate: Two years.
There is no Ph.D. program in the Department of Classics