May 26, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Latin and Classical Humanities

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Diane Anderson, PhD, Duke University

  • Medieval and Renaissance Latin
  • History of Latin Pedagogy
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Prosody

Kellee Barnard, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

  • Classical Archaeology and Material Culture
  • Aegean Prehistory
  • Greek History
  • Ancient Rome in 20th Century Perception

Peter Barrios-Lech, PhD, Brown University

  • Roman Comedy
  • Latin Linguistics (esp. Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis)

Jacqueline Carlon, PhD, Boston University

  • Women in Roman Literature
  • Pliny
  • Tacitus
  • Roman Imperial Identity

Randall Colaizzi, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

  • Latin Poetry
  • The Bay of Naples
  • Computers and Classics

James Dobreff, PhD, Lund (Sweden)

  • Early Modern Latin Manuscripts
  • Natural History in Latin Texts
  • Neo-Latin

Emily A. McDermott, PhD, Yale University

  • Greek Tragedy
  • Euripides
  • Augustan Poetry
  • The Classical Tradition

Frank S. Nisetich, PhD, Harvard University (Emeritus)

  • Translation
  • Pindar
  • Greek Tragedy
  • Callimachus
  • The Age of Nero

Kenneth S. Rothwell, Jr., PhD, Columbia University

  • Greek and Roman Comedy
  • Athenian Democracy
  • Ancient Rhetoric

Gretchen Umholtz, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

  • Greek Art and Archaeology
  • Hellenistic Architecture
  • Greek Urbanism

The Program

The Master of Arts (MA) in Latin and Classical Humanities Program offers graduate study in Latin and Classics, along with Greek, applied linguistics, and education. Its focus is rigorous instruction in Latin and Greek, with strong emphasis on effective and innovative pedagogy. Courses are offered in the evening and during the summer so that they are accessible to in-service teachers.

The program consists of 12 courses (36 credits), with core courses in Latin and track-specific courses in education, Greek, or applied linguistics. Latin instruction includes the use of active methodologies—that is, speaking and writing, in addition to listening and reading—with the goal of producing highly skilled Latinists who have deep and broad understanding of the language and extensive exposure to Latin literature. Each of the tracks provides further training in specific areas.

Graduate courses in Latin and classical humanities are available to students matriculated in the MA in Latin and Classical Humanities/applied linguistics track, to students matriculated in initial and professional licensure tracks in the Teacher Education MEd in the College of Education and Human Development, and to nonmatriculated students.


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