GCCU Orientation for Incoming Graduate Students

Woodbury Library

The Graduate Classics Course Union (GCCU) has organized an orientation event for all of our new Grad Students. Presenters will discuss, and answer questions concerning, e.g. funding, programme requirements, health insurance, TAing and course work, urban life. Coffee and snacks will be available!

 

Graduate Modern Language Examinations

Room LI 205

PhD candidates must successfully complete translation examinations in two modern foreign languages before taking the examination on the Major Field. One of these languages must be German; the other is normally French, but the Graduate Coordinator may authorize the substitution of Italian if it is appropriate for the candidate’s field of specialization. Students intending to write one or both papers should notify the Department at least two weeks prior to the date of exam.

Graduate Latin Qualifying Examination

Room LI 205

The Qualifying Exams are based on the Reading Lists and cover the entire list, prose and verse; there is no commentary or essay section. The examinations are offered twice a year in May and September. Students are expected to attempt the exams beginning in May of their qualifying year (last year of the MA or first year of the PhD). A grade of B- in each examination is required for successful completion of the MA. B+ is required for the PhD and must be attained by September of the third year of the PhD.

Graduate Greek Qualifying Examination

Room LI 205

The Qualifying Exams are based on the Reading Lists and cover the entire list, prose and verse; there is no commentary or essay section. The examinations are offered twice a year in May and September. Students are expected to attempt the exams beginning in May of their qualifying year (last year of the MA or first year of the PhD). A grade of B- in each examination is required for successful completion of the MA. B+ is required for the PhD and must be attained by September of the third year of the PhD.

Graduate Latin Sight Translation Examination

Room LI 205

Students in the “qualifying year” of the Classics graduate programs (last year of MA or first year of PhD) are expected to write the Sight Translation examinations every time they are offered, until they have achieved the passing grade for the program they are in. The passing grade is B– for MA, B+ for PhD.

Students in the first year of a two-session MA program are encouraged to attempt these examinations.

Graduate Greek Sight Translation Examination

Room LI 205

Students in the “qualifying year” of the Classics graduate programs (last year of MA or first year of PhD) are expected to write the Sight Translation examinations every time they are offered, until they have achieved the passing grade for the program they are in. The passing grade is B– for MA, B+ for PhD.

Students in the first year of a two-session MA program are encouraged to attempt these examinations.

Publishing Workshop for Graduate Students

Room LI 205

Professor Eph Lytle will be running a publishing workshop for Classics graduate students. The workshop will focus on producing articles for refereed journals.