M.A.-Classical Art And Archaeology;, Ph.D.-Classical Art And Archaeology
In addition to its regular degree programs, the McIntire Department of Art sponsors an interdisciplinary program in classical art and archaeology, leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D. While the program aims to foster a thorough acquaintance with Greek and Roman art, it also encourages the student to acquire a broad understanding of ancient culture. Reading knowledge of Greek and Latin is encouraged; credit is given for relevant courses offered by other departments. Course work outside the Department of Art may lead to the choice of a special field in anthropology, ancient history, religion, philosophy, or literature. Course work may also be taken in a relevant post-classical period, such as Medieval or Renaissance. At an appropriate stage in their graduate study, most students in the program will also participate in archaeological field work. Recent students have worked at Morgantina, the Athenian Agora, Isthmia, Mycenae, Tel Dor (Israel) and as members of the Pompeii Forum Project.
The program does not have a rigid structure. The curriculum is determined by the students preparation, interests, and needs. About two-thirds of the ten courses needed for the M.A. should be concentrated in ancient and medieval art, the remaining courses being in other areas of ancient study. Students prepare for the Comprehensive Examination in the two fields of ancient and early medieval art. Language requirements in French or Italian and German, are met before students take the Comprehensive Examination.
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