Greek and Latin Degree Timeline

Year One: First year of MA program 

 FallSpring
CoursesSurvey: Prose (6981) -- 5 creditsSurvey: Poetry (6982) -- 5 credits
 [Pedagogy (6894)] -- 1 credit Prose Composition (6893) -- 3 credits
 Proseminar (Classics 6780)  -- 3 creditsSeminar -- 3 credits
 5xxx Reading Course OR Seminar -- 3 credits 
ExamsEvaluative G and L Exams, Mod Lang ExamsEvaluative G and L Exams, Mod Lang Exams

Notes on Year One:  All students are required to take Composition in both languages.  Well prepared students may elect to take a seminar already in their first semester instead of a 5000-level course, after consultation with the graduate director. The 5000-level course or seminar should be in a language other than the Prose Comp and Survey courses.  Typically the pedagogy course is taken in year two when a students starts to teach Latin; year one typically is the TA year.  Even though the Evaluative exams in the Spring are optional, students are strongly encouraged to take them every time they are offered until they pass the required level. Students on Fellowship need to take one more course to surpass the 12 credit minimum set by the College. 
   

Year Two: Second year of MA program

 FallSpring
CoursesSurvey: Prose (6981) -- 5 creditsSurvey: Poetry (6982) -- 5 credits
 Pedagogy (6894)  - 1 creditProse Composition (6893) -- 3 credits
 Seminar -- 3 creditsSeminar -- 3 credits
 5xxx Reading Course or Seminar - 3 credits 
ExamsEvaluative G and L Exams, Mod Lang ExamsEvaluative G and L Exams, Mod Lang Exams

Notes on Year Two: All students are required to take Composition in both languages. Students who are not taking the pedagogy course are encouraged to take another reading course during Fall Semester.  All students teaching Latin are required to sign up for Latin Pedagogy for as long as they teach any course in the Latin sequence.  During the summer after the first or second year, students are advised to take intensive courses in a modern language or to otherwise prepare themselves for their first modern language exam. Students on Fellowship need to take one more course to surpass the 12 credit minimum set by the College.  Students will take the MA exam at the end of Spring of this year (with a second chance in the early Autumn).
   

Year Three: First year of PhD program

 FallSpring
CoursesSeminar -- 3 creditsSeminar -- 3 credits
 Seminar or History  -- 3 creditsSeminar or History -- 3 credits
 Ancillary -- 3 creditsAncillary -- 3 credits
ExamsEvaluative G and L Exams, Mod Lang ExamsEvaluative G and L Exams, Mod Lang Exams

Notes on Year Three: Students should take a third class (Seminar OR 5xxx reading course) where possible this year or, where that is not possible, work independently with a faculty member.  Students who start teaching Latin now will take the Latin Pedagogy (6894) course at this point. During the summer after the second or third year, students are advised to take intensive courses in a modern language or to otherwise prepare themselves for their second modern language exam. Some students start preparing for their candidacy exams during the second half of their third year if they have completed most of their course and language requirements.
   

Year Four: Second year of PhD program 

 FallSpring
CoursesGreek or Latin 7193 -- Preparation for Candidacy Exam (all year)
 Enroll for Seminars and Independent Studies Units as needed 
 
Exams Candidacy Exam

Notes on Year Four: Students will not normally take classes this year. They are expected to be reading intensively in their chosen fields in preparation for the candidacy exams, under close direction of their advisors (they should enroll in independent studies while doing this). Students who started exam preparation in year three, might do their exams in the Fall semester and thus start their dissertation in Spring semester of this year.
   

Year Five: Dissertation Year

 FallSpring
CoursesWrite dissertation
 Enroll for Research Units 
 
ExamsThesis defense upon completion

Notes on Year Five: Students must have 50 hours after the MA to receive the PhD. Some of these will be earned via independent study and dissertation work (7193, 8999, etc.)
   

Year Six: Additional Dissertation Year (where necessary)

 FallSpring
CoursesWrite dissertation
 Enroll for Research Units
 
ExamsThesis defense upon completion
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