Latin - M.A.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2150
mcls@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/mcls


Description

The Master of Arts degree in Latin provides advanced coursework in Latin literature and the history and culture of the Roman civilization.

The Latin major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy concentration is designed for students already certified to teach Latin and classics in elementary and secondary schools and who wish to increase their language proficiency and effectiveness as teachers.
  • The  Literature concentration 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 post-secondary level, and who wish to pursue scholarly research in classical studies.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Research paper or essay in English (5-10 pages), which should be accompanied by a signed declaration that the sample is original work and that the applicant received no help in its preparation

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy concentration will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in the analysis of Latin literature.
  2. Read Latin proficiently and demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, history and culture of Roman civilization. 
  3. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of second language acquisition and linguistics. 
  4. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and applied skills in the teaching and assessment of outcomes for second language learners. 

Graduates of the Literature concentration will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in Latin composition, Latin comprehension, the analysis of Latin literature and understanding of the Roman cultural context within which Latin literature was produced.
  2. Read Latin proficiently and demonstrate general knowledge of the literature, history and culture of Roman civilization.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between ancient and modern cultural values, recognize historical biases and use primary source materials to better understand the culture of ancient Rome.
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements
CLAS 51006ROMAN HISTORY 3
CLAS 51402ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART 3
LAT 61001RESEARCH AND WRITING 3
LAT 66211ADVANCED PROSE COMPOSITION 3
Major Electives, choose from the following:6
ANCIENT CHRISTIANITIES
RESEARCH
LATIN EPIGRAPHY
SEMINAR IN CLASSICAL LITERATURE
Other approved 60000-level courses, including MCLS courses
Concentrations
Choose from the following:18
Minimum Total Credit Hours:36

Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy Concentration

[AS-MA-LAT-APLP]

Concentration Requirements
MCLS 60622TEACHING LITERATURE AND CULTURE 3
MCLS 60661THEORIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 3
MCLS 60663SECOND LANGUAGE CURRICULUM AND TESTING 3
MCLS 60698SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH METHODS 3
Second Language Pedagogy Electives6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18

Literature Concentration

[AS-MA-LAT-LIT]

Concentration Requirements
LAT 66199THESIS I 6
or LAT 66398 RESEARCH
Latin Language and Literature Electives 112
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
1

Any Latin (LAT) course 

Graduation Requirements

  • Students in the Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy concentration must successfully complete a final project, a portfolio or a comprehensive examination. In addition, students must complete an exit oral interview and an exit essay examination.
  • Students in the Literature concentration must successfully complete a thesis or final project. Students are encouraged to enroll (with departmental permission) in study-abroad programs (maximum 6 credit hours) and in specialized workshops in advanced language or pedagogy (maximum 4 credit hours).