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M.A. in Latin

The Master of Arts degree programs in Latin with concentrations in literature and pedagogy are designed for students with varying career objectives. Students already certified to teach Latin and classics in elementary and secondary schools who wish to increase their language proficiency and effectiveness as teachers will pursue the concentration in pedagogy. The concentration in literature is designed for those who anticipate continuing their studies beyond the Master of Arts level, who plan to teach Latin and classics at the college or postsecondary level, and who wish to pursue scholarly research in classical studies.

In addition to courses in Latin language and literature, the department offers a variety of English-language culture courses in classics at the graduate level (e.g., mythology, classical art and archaeology, classical literature in translation). These courses have no language prerequisite and are open to all graduate students.

Literature Option

Students must successfully complete 33 semester hours of coursework plus a comprehensive final examination based on the Latin reading list or 27 semester hours of coursework plus a thesis. A minimum of 18 semester hours must be courses in Latin language and literature.

Students may combine a graduate major in Latin with a minor in another field with the approval of the adviser by completing 21 semester hours in Latin courses and 12 semester hours in another language or department. A graduate student majoring in another field may elect a minor in Latin by successfully completing 12 semester hours in Latin.

Pedagogy Option

Students must successfully complete 36 semester hours of coursework and a final project, a portfolio, or a comprehensive examination. Additionally, students will complete an exit oral interview and an exit essay examination. Specific course requirements include LAT 66211 and CLAS 51006 or CLAS 51301 plus 6 hours of courses in Latin literature and Roman culture/civilization, of which 3 hours must be literature courses (12 hours).

In addition, students must successfully complete MCLS 50660,* 60601, 60661 and 60698 (12 hours), 9 hours of graduate courses in second-language pedagogy, and 3 hours of graduate electives.

Students are encouraged to enroll in study-abroad programs (limit 6 hours) and in specialized workshops in advanced language or pedagogy (limit 4 hours). Departmental permission must be obtained before enrolling in such programs.

*Students who are already licensed to teach language in Ohio may, with departmental approval, substitute a graduate second-language pedagogy elective for MCLS 50660.

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