These calendars provide an overview of student expectations as they progress through their course of study.
Expected Progression for Students in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art
|Year||Archaeology||Classics||History of Art|
|1||6 courses||6 courses||6 courses|
|2||6 courses (may include one USW for work on M.A. thesis)||6 courses (may include one USW for work on M.A. thesis)||6 courses (may include one USW for work on M.A. thesis)|
|Language Requirements for M.A.||pass French or German||pass one ancient (Latin or Greek), one modern scholarly language (must include German now or at Prelim stage)||pass two modern language exams|
|M.A. thesis||thesis or two qualifying papers in two different fields: c. 40 pp. each||thesis demonstrating capacity for extended independent research and writing: 50-plus pp.||thesis demonstrating capacity for extended independent research and writing: 50-plus pp.|
|M.A. completion||aim for degree May of year 2; Dec. of year 3 at latest||aim for degree May of year 2; Dec. of year 3 at latest||aim for degree May of year 2; Dec. of year 3 at latest|
|3||4 courses including 1 USW (Prelim preparation)||6 courses including 1 USW (Prelim preparation)||2 USWs (Prelim preparation); TAship / GAship|
|GSem||Students in all three departments must take at least one GSem before coursework is complete.|
|Language requirements for Prelims||ancient language: satisfied by successful completion of language work in seminar course; pass second modern language (French or German)||pass second ancient language, second modern scholarly language||none (language requirements completed before M.A.)|
|Prelims to be taken:||Spring semester, year 3||Fall semester, year 4||Spring semester year 3 or Fall semester year 4|
|4||abroad for dissertation research (ASCSA vel sim.)||completing Prelims, beginning work on dissertation||teaching, applying for outside grants|
|6||This will ideally be the final year of writing the dissertation. Expect to receive degree at May or December convocation.|
|7||If needed, complete writing dissertation this year, and defend in time to receive degree at May convocation.
(Students in Year 7 are unlikely to receive internal funding.)