Program Requirements

COURSES REQUIRED:  Over the 2 years MA students must complete 6.5 FCEs, of which at least 4.5 FCEs must be graduate-level courses. (FCE = Full Course Equivalent)

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

First Year             -      3.0 FCE (typically 1.0 FCE in each of Greek, Latin and Philosophy)

Summer Term     -       0.5 FCE (Summer Research Project 10,000 words)

Second Year        -       3.0 FCE (typically 2.0 FCE in Philosophy graduate seminars, 1.0 in Greek and/or Latin)

These are the typical requirements for students coming in with a Philosophy BA who have some training in Greek and/or Latin. The main requirement is 6.0 FCE in course work and 0.5 FCE satisfied by the Summer Research Project. Students also have 0.5 FCE in “electives”, meaning they are free to choose any Philosophy or Classics course outside the main area of focus (e.g. the Philosophy Proseminar). The actual selection of courses will be made in consultation with the Program Director based on the student’s actual training coming into the program. Below are two sample course selections for two different kinds of student.

Sample Course Selections.

 

I. Sample course selections for a typical student who enters the program with a Philosophy BA and one full year of Greek (a course that covers basic grammar and syntax). Focus would be on developing languages and mastering Ancient Philosophy.

 

Student Information

Courses Year 1

Courses Year 2

Jane Doe

 

Mentor/Advisor

Devin Henry

 

BA Classics or Philosophy

(choose one)

 

Language Training (or equivalent):

Greek: 1000 level

Latin: none

FALL TERM

FALL TERM

1. Greek 2000 (full year)

1. Greek 3000 (full year)

2. Latin 1000 (full year)

2. Phil 9023A (Presocratics)

3. Phil 9027A (Plato’s Republic)

3. Phil 9653A (Proseminar)

 

 

WINTER TERM

WINTER TERM

1. Greek 2000 (full year)

1. Greek 3000 (full year)

2.  Latin 1000 (full year)

2. Phil 9132B (Epicurus)

3. Phil 9017B (Aristotle De anima)

3. Elective

 

 

SUMMER TERM

 

Research Paper (10,000 words)

 

 

      II. Sample course selection for student with a Classics BA and limited exposure to Philosophy. Focus would be on mastering Greek and building a foundation in Philosophy.                                           

Student Information

Courses Year 1

Courses Year 2

Sam Perkins

 

Mentor/Advisor

Devin Henry

 

BA Classics or Philosophy

(choose one)

 

Language Training (or equivalent):

Greek: 2000 level

Latin: 1000 level

FALL TERM

FALL TERM

1. Greek 9220A (graduate)

1. Greek 9220A (Pindar, graduate)

2. Phil 2250 (undergraduate introduction to logic, full year)

2. Phil 9023A (Presocratics, graduate)

3. Phil 2200F (undergraduate introduction to ancient philosophy)

3. Phil 9653A (Proseminar, graduate)

 

 

WINTER TERM

WINTER TERM

1. Greek 9902B

1. Greek 9902B (Plato’s Symposium, graduate)

2. Phil 2250 (undergraduate introduction to logic, full year)

2. Phil 9132B (Epicurus, graduate)

3. PHIL 9017B (Aristotle De anima, graduate)

3. Elective

 

 

SUMMER TERM

 

Research Paper (10,000 words)