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Graduate Program in Latin

 

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Contact Information

Department Office: 1425 Hunter West
Phone: (212) 772-4960
Department Chair: Prof. Robert B. Koehl, 1425 Hunter West
Phone: (212) 772-5061
rkoehl@hunter.cuny.edu
Graduate Director: Prof. Ronnie Ancona, 1402 Hunter West
Phone: (212) 772-5065 or -4960
rancona@hunter.cuny.edu
Education Advisor: Prof. Jeanne Weiler, 1115 Hunter West
Phone: (212) 650-3459
jweiler@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Ronnie Ancona, Professor, PhD, Ohio State; Latin Poetry, Latin Pedagogy, Women in Classical Antiquity
Adele J. Haft, Professor; PhD, Princeton; Homer, Greek Tragedy, Mythology, Maps in Literature, Ancient Sports
Robert B. Koehl
, Professor and Chair; PhD, Pennsylvania; Classical Archaeology
Lawrence M. Kowerski III
, Associate Professor; PhD, Rutgers; Greek History and Historiography, Early Greek poetry (elegy & lyric), Greek Papyrology
David Petrain
, Assistant Professor; PhD, Harvard; Latin Poetry, Hellenistic Greek Literature, Roman Visual Culture
Joanne M. Spurza, Associate Professor; PhD, Princeton; Classical Archaeology, Ancient Roman Architecture and Urban Studies

Part-Time Faculty

David Clark, Adjunct Assistant Professor; PhD, Columbia; Latin Poetry, Greek and Roman Philosophy
Kathleen Durkin, Adjunct Lecturer; MA, Hunter College, CUNY; Latin Pedagogy, Classical Mythology
Timothy Hanford, Adjunct Lecturer; CUNY Graduate Center; Epic Poetry
Catherine Venturini
, Adjunct Lecturer; MA, Hunter College; Latin Poetry, Latin Pedagogy, Roman Coinage

 

Program for Teachers of Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12) ― Latin MA

The MA program in the teaching of Latin is designed for students who have majored in Latin on the undergraduate level and want to pursue a teaching career in grades 7-12; and for teachers certified in another area who wish to gain certification in Latin. This program is not for individuals with initial or provisional certification in Latin.

This program differs from the traditional MA program in Latin in two ways. First, each of the language courses provides the student with both increased linguistic competency and a pedagogical methodology for teaching Latin more effectively. In addition, the program requires courses in ancient culture and literature in translation; these can be useful later in designing humanities courses suited to the junior and senior high school curricula.

Classes meet in the late afternoon and evening, making the program accessible to people who work during the day.

 

Requirements for Admission to the Program for Teachers of Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12) ― Latin MA

1. Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0.

2. An index of at least 3.0 in an undergraduate major or the equivalent in Latin or classics. Students must have 30 credits of coursework in Latin.

3. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include the following: 6 credits in English; 3 credits in the arts; 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography); and 12 credits in math/science/technology (a college course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirement).

4. Two professional references to be included with the application for admission.

5. A personal statement to be completed as part of the application for admission.

Applicants must be approved for admission by both the Classics Department and the School of Education. See the School of Education website for any additional admission requirements:
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/programs/graduate/adolescent/foreign-languages/latin


Requirements for the Degree

The course of study for the MA in the teaching of Latin has three components which typically total 46-48 credits except for students already certified in another academic subject in grades 7-12.
(*Note: For students matriculating on or after fall 2011, the total is 49-50 credits, with the new requirement of SPED 708.)

  1. 18 credits in Latin, including Speaking and Writing Latin.     
    Up to two courses (6 credits) in Latin may be taken in the graduate program in classics at the CUNY Graduate Center.
  2. 6 credits in classical culture. One course (3 credits) in classical culture may be taken at the CUNY Graduate Center.
  3. 22-24 credits in education.


Program of Study

1.
18 credits in Latin Credits
  A. at least 3 cr from the following:
LAT 711 Literature of the Republic
LAT 712 Literature of the Augustan Age
LAT 713 Literature of the Empire
3
  B. at least 3 cr from the following:
LAT 705 Caesar
LAT 706 Cicero
LAT 707 Vergil
LAT 725 Ovid
LAT 726 Horace and Catullus
3
  C. 3 cr LAT 727 Speaking and Writing Latin 3
                  D. at least 3 cr from the following:
LAT 710 Topics in Latin Literature
3
Remaining 6 Latin credits to be fulfilled through
additional coursework in categories A, B, D, or E.
                  E. LAT 708 Supervised Reading 3
2.
6 credits in Classical Culture
Credits
 
6 credits from the following:
CLA 701 The Legacy of Ancient Greece
CLA 702 The Legacy of Ancient Rome
CLA 707 Classical Literature in Translation
CLA 706 Supervised Reading
6
3.
22-24 credits in Education Credits
 
Students may be exempted from (a maximum of) 6 credits of this sequence by the School of Education on the basis of prior equivalent course work.  

SEDF 703 Social Foundations of Adolescent Education 3

SEDF 704 Adolescent Development, Grades 7-12 2

SEDF 705 Educational Psychology: Applications to Adolescent Education 2

SEDF 706 Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education 2

SEDC 710 Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education 3

LATED 712 Methods 1: Intensive Study of Classroom Organization, Management, and Instruction in Latin, Grades 7-12 3

SEDC 720 Adolescent Health and Safety 1

LATED 713 Methods 2: Intensive Study of Teaching Diverse Learners in Latin, Grades 7-12 2

LATED 731 EITHER:
Student Teaching in Latin in Grades 7-12
OR one of the following:
5

LATED 751.10 Student Teaching in Latin in Grades 7-9 3

LATED 741.10 Practicum in Latin, Grades 7-9
PLUS one of the following
2

LATED 751.20 Student Teaching in Latin in Grades 10-12 3

LATED 741.20 Practicum in Latin, Grades 10-12 2

 

See the School of Education website for descriptions of the SEDC, SEDF, and SPED courses:
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/programs/graduate/adolescent/foreign-languages/latin/course-listings

Students who enter with initial or provisional certification in adolescence education in a language other than English will be required to take LATED 712, LATED 713, and either LATED 731 or two of the other student teaching/practicum courses that cover grades 7-9 and 10-12 (9-11 credits). Based on a transcript review by the School of Education, such students may be required to complete additional courses in the pedagogical sequence as well. The minimum number of credits for the degree for students who enter with certification in adolescent education is 39.

At the completion of all course work, candidates for the degree are required to take three comprehensive examinations in Latin translation, Latin grammar, and classical culture. See the School of Education website for additional requirements concerning progress standards and benchmarks, as well as a professional teaching portfolio: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/programs/graduate/adolescent/foreign-languages/latin

Non-Matriculants
After applicants have been accepted by Hunter College as non-matriculant students, their records must be evaluated, preferably prior to registration, by the graduate director before they can be admitted to Classics Department courses. Acceptance by Hunter College does not guarantee acceptance by the Department of Classics.

 

Course Listings

Each course is 45 hours in length, including conferences, and 3 credits, unless otherwise noted.

LAT 711 Literature of the Republic. Selections from poets and prose authors of the republic, including early history of the Latin language and the development of Latin literary forms and styles.
LAT 712 Literature of the Augustan Age. Selections from poets and prose authors of the Augustan period.
LAT 713 Literature of the Empire. Selections from poets and prose authors of the empire.
LAT 705 Caesar. Selections from the Commentaries on the Civil War and Commentaries on the Gallic War.
LAT 706 Cicero. Selections from the orations, philosophical treatises, and letters of Cicero.
LAT 707 Vergil. Selections from the Aeneid, Eclogues, and Georgics.
LAT 725 Ovid. Selections from Ovid, including Metamorphoses and Amores.
LAT 726 Horace and Catullus. Selections from Horace and Catullus.
LAT 727 Speaking and Writing Latin. Development of aural/oral and written Latin skills, including traditional Latin composition. History of the Latin Language, including analysis of Latin grammar and syntax.
LAT 710 Topics in Latin Literature. Selections from poets and prose authors and other written material on a particular topic from several historical periods. May be taken three times for credit.
LAT 708 Supervised Reading. Independent reading in individual Roman authors or particular literary genres supervised by a faculty member. Prior approval of graduate director required. May be taken three times for credit.
CLA 701 The Legacy of Ancient Greece. A survey of Greek culture and civilization from the second millennium BCE to the rise of Alexander.
CLA 702 The Legacy of Ancient Rome. A survey of the culture and civilization of Rome from the founding of the city to the reign of Marcus Aurelius.
CLA 707 A Survey of Classical Literature in Translation. An analysis by genre, of the major traditions of classical literature.
CLA 706 Supervised Reading. Independent reading on a particular aspect of ancient Greek or Roman culture, supervised by a faculty member. Prior approval of graduate director required. May be taken twice for credit.
LATED 712 Methods 1: Classroom Organization, Management, and Assessment of Instruction in Latin. Familiarizes prospective teachers of grades 7-12 with classroom organization patterns, rules and routines appropriate to the teaching of Latin. Emphasis on close work with the design and evaluation of classroom lessons and materials in the context of national and state standards.
prereq: completion of 18 credits of graduate-level Latin courses; prereq or coreq: SEDF 704,
SEDC 710.
LATED 713 Methods 2: Teaching for Diverse Learners in Latin.
Familiarizes prospective teachers of grades 7-12 with pedagogical approaches for teaching a diverse body of learners, in light of national and state standards, in part by utilizing aspects of diversity in the ancient world. Emphasis on innovative uses of technology, development of instructional units, individualizing for students with special needs, and exploring aspects for a student-centered classroom.
prereq: LATED 712, SEDF 703; prereq or coreq: SEDF 705
30 hours plus 36 hours fieldwork, 2 credits

LATED 731 Student Teaching in Latin, Grades 7-12.
Teacher candidates complete 30 days of student teaching at grades 7-9 and 30 days at grades 10-12 under the supervision of a Hunter College faculty member in a New York City school selected by the college. Students will further develop their skills in the delivery of instruction and will assume significant responsibility for classroom instruction and management.
prereq: LATED 713; prereq or coreq: SEDF 706
30 hours, 60 days student teaching plus workshops and conferences, 5 credits
LATED 741.10 Supervised practicum for teachers of Latin in grades 7-9. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take LATED 741.10 must also complete either LATED 751.20 or LATED 741.20.
prereq:
LATED 713; prereq or coreq: SEDF 706
30
hours plus conferences, 2 credits
LATED 741.20 Practicum in Latin, Grades 10-12.
Supervised practicum for teachers of Latin in grades 10-12. Students will continue to develop and refine classroom expertise in curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and assessment of student learning. Students who take LATED 741.20 must also complete either LATED 751.10 or LATED 741.10.
prereq: LATED 713; prereq or coreq: SEDF 706
30 hours plus conferences, 2 credits
LATED 751.10 Teacher candidates complete 30 days of student teaching at grades 7-9 under the supervision of a Hunter College faculty member in a New York City school selected by the college. Students will further develop their skills in the delivery of instruction and will assume significant responsibility for classroom instruction and management.
prereq: LATED 713; prereq or coreq: SEDF 706. Students who take  LATED 751.10
must also complete LATED 751.20 or LATED 741.20.
30 hours, plus 30 days and conferences, 3 credits
LATED 751.20 Student Teaching in Latin in Grades 10-12.
Teacher candidates complete 30 days of student teaching at grades 10-12 under the supervision of a Hunter College faculty member in a New York City school selected by the college. Students will further develop their skills in the delivery of instruction and will assume significant responsibility for classroom instruction and management.
prereq: LATED 713; prereq or coreq: SEDF 706. Students who take LATED 751.20 must also complete LATED 751.10 or LATED 741.10
30 hours, plus 30 days and conferences, 3 credits
See the School of Education website for information about required grades in student teaching and practicum courses.


Advanced Certificate Program in Latin

The Advanced Certificate Program is designed for students seeking teacher certification in Latin who already have an M.A. or Ph.D. in the field.

 

Requirements for Admission to the Advanced Certificate Program in Latin

 

1. A minimum of 30 credits in Latin at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and a master's degree in Classics, Latin, or Ancient Greek with a GPA of at least 3.3 from an accredited institution acceptable to Hunter College.

2. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include the following (in addition to Latin): 6 credits in English; 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography); 3 credits in the arts; and 12 credits in math, science and technology (a college course in calculus satisfies 6 credits of this requirement).

3. Two professional references to be included with the application for matriculation.

4. A personal statement to be completed as part of the application for admission.

See also the School of Education link for admissions requirements:
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/programs/graduate/adolescent/foreign-languages/latin/admission-requirements-adv

See the School of Education link for the course of study for the Advanced Certificate:
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/programs/graduate/adolescent/foreign-languages/latin/course-of-study

 

MA/PhD Program in Classics

Several members of the Hunter College program in Classics participate in an MA/PhD program at the CUNY Graduate Center: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Classics/
Further information concerning degree requirements and courses may be obtained from Professor Dee L. Clayman, Executive Officer, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309 (212-817-8150; email: dclayman@gc.cuny.edu).

 

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