Case Western Reserve University Classics Post-Bac

Classics Graduate Certificate Program at Case Western Reserve University

The Department of Classics at Case Western Reserve University invites applications to its Graduate Certificate Program.

Our classics post-bac—Ohio’s first—offers students a bridge to full-fledged graduate study in classics and related humanities disciplines by solidifying and increasing their command of Greek and Latin.

We give post-bac students:

• Training in Greek and Latin, enabling them to read ancient texts at an advanced level

• The advising they need to gain admittance into MA and PhD programs in classics, philosophy, art history, Medieval studies and more.

While most individuals will use this certificate as a stepping stone for graduate school, we also encourage individuals to pursue our certificate simply as a means of enriching their lives.

Course of Study

The post-bac program curriculum consists of four courses in Greek and Latin, whether poetry or prose. Two of these courses must be numbered 405 and above in one of the languages, and at least two courses numbered 401 and 402 and above in the other.

Students will also have to register for CLSC 492 and CLSC 493, in which they will write and present a term paper. It will be presented to the faculty and graded by a committee of three. Students are encouraged to take or audit classical civilization courses to aid in the conceptualization of their term paper.

The Graduate Certificate will be awarded after successful completion of classes and the term paper.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admittance to the post-bac program will need to have completed a bachelor’s degree and have a strong academic record with at least one year of college-level Greek or Latin.

The post-bac application requires an application form, transcript(s) from all universities attended, a personal statement, and two letters of reference. GRE scores are not required.

The electronic application and all materials are due on or before April 21, 2017.

More Information

More information about the program and an application can be found at classics.case.edu.

Any further inquiries should be directed to Dr. Rachel Sternberg.

216.368.2251

rachel.sternberg@case.edu

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