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Highlights of the UGA Graduate Curriculum

In seminars in Greek and Latin, students hone their skills in translating and discussing Greek and Latin texts. You will also learn to understand and appreciate secondary scholarship and will gain valuable experience presenting to your peers. Greek and Latin seminars are offered in alternating semesters. The most recent seminar topics have been Hellenistic Poetry, Plato, Apuleius, and Ovid.

In seminars in Classical Culture, students confront fundamental issues in Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, and Reception Studies. You will learn to work with primary sources, including texts and objects, and to find and evaluate secondary scholarship. Classical Culture seminars are offered every fall. The most recent topics have been Emperor and Bishop, the Archaeology of Water, the Middle Roman Republic, and Epigraphy.

In surveys of Greek or Latin literature, students gain a detailed overview of the most important prose writers and poets in one or both languages. Your ability to read quickly and confidently will improve dramatically after just one semester of a survey course. You can take all four surveys (Greek prose, Greek poetry, Latin prose, Latin poetry) during the two years of your degree.

In the Latin Teaching Apprenticeship, students learn best practices for teaching beginning Latin and thoroughly review Latin grammar. You will practice teaching in a supportive setting and gain hands-on experience working in the Classics tutoring lab. The Latin teaching apprenticeship is a year-long course offered every year.

At least five courses in Related Fields may be taken by students pursuing either degree. You can choose from classes with some of UGA’s most renowned faculty in anthropology, art history, history, linguistics, philosophy, religion, and other related fields. In recent years, students have taken courses in Indo-European linguistics, Armenian, Old Irish, Plato, the New Testament, Hittite, Roman sculpture, Byzantine Art, and Archaeological Geology.

Graduate students can apply to assist the faculty leader on UGA Classics in Rome, an annual study abroad program in Rome. You receive both accommodations and a stipend.

Students pursuing both degrees complete an independent project as the culmination of their experience at UGA. For the thesis (M.A. in Classical Languages), you will develop a topic, carry out research, write the thesis, and defend it before a committee of the faculty. Throughout the process, you’ll work closely with a faculty adviser. For the M.A. teaching project (M.A. in Latin (non-thesis)), you will design a project to use in a K-12 Latin classroom. The projects emphasize practical and innovative pedagogy. You’ll work closely with a faculty adviser. Check out some recent theses and teaching projects!

Undergraduate Programs

UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. degrees in Classics with multiple areas of emphasis. The Minor in Classical Culture complements degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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