Modern Language Exam

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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.

Cover Letter Workshop

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Prof. Seth Bernard has organized a cover letter workshop for grad students currently on the job market or applying to anything that requires a cover letter. Attendees should bring a draft of their letter to be edited within the group.

 

GCCU Orientation for New Graduate Students

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The Graduate Classics Course Union (GCCU) will be hosting an informal orientation event for incoming classics MA and PhD students. We’ll talk about things like the reading lists, scholarships, Toronto life, and anything new students are interested in hearing more about.

Afterwards, there will be a quick tour of campus on our way to Future Bistro for a GCCU funded drink.

All classicists are welcome to come to the orientation and or the pub.

Latin Qualifying Exam

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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.

Greek Qualifying Exam

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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.

Latin Sight Translation Test

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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.

Greek Sight Translation Test

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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.