Advanced study in classical studies, ancient history, ancient philosophy, biblical studies, Egyptology, or ancient Near Eastern studies requires demonstrable proficiency in one or more ancient languages. The certificate in Ancient Languages, comprising 12 credits, is designed to provide proficiency in at least one ancient language for students who have completed an appropriate undergraduate degree and are planning to pursue graduate work in one of these fields. Training in a second ancient language is offered, and a writing-intensive course in a subject relevant to the student’s interest will strengthen preparation for graduate-level research and writing.
Effective Semester: Fall 2014
Expiration Semester: Summer 2019
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 General Admissions Standards. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
The applicant's baccalaureate degree must be in any humanities field that includes at least one year of study in an ancient language.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
A grade of B or better must be earned in each course to satisfy the certificate.
|Select 9 credits from the following; at least 6 credits must be in one language:||9|
|Introductory Targumic Aramaic|
|Introduction to Middle Egyptian & Hieroglyphics|
|Ancient Mediterranean Languages|
|Greek Prose Authors|
|Advanced Biblical Hebrew|
|Readings in Biblical Hebrew|
|Augustan Age Literature|
|Silver Age Literature|
|History of Latin|
|Select 3 credits from the following:||3|
|Comparative Study of the Ancient Mediterranean World|
|Law & Economy in the Ancient Near East (when taught as a writing intensive section)|
|Classical Epic (when taught as a writing intensive section)|
|Studies in Classical and Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology|
|Languages and Cultures of the Ancient Near East (when taught as a writing intensive section)|
|Greeks and Persians (when taught as a writing intensive section)|
|Comparative Greek and Latin Grammar|
|Seminar on Ancient Mediterranean Languages|
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.
Certificate Program Head: Mark Munn
Mailing Address: 801 Ford Building, University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 863-0052