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Classics and a Minor Field

The Ph.D. in Classics may be combined with a minor in another field, such as anthropology, history, humanities, or classical linguistics. Requirements for the minor field vary, but might be expected to involve about six graduate-level courses in the field and one written examination, plus a portion of the University oral exam (dissertation defense). Such a program is expected to take five years. The department encourages such programs for especially able and well prepared students. See the department Graduate Handbook for more information. The following timetable would be typical for a five-year program:

First Year: course work, almost entirely in Classics. One translation exam taken in June. One or both modern language exams taken.
Second Year: course work, both in Classics and the minor field. Second translation exam completed. French and German exams completed.
Third Year: course work, both in Classics and the minor field. General examinations in Classics.
Fourth Year: remaining course work, both in Classics and the minor field. General examination in the minor field. Preparation for dissertation.
Fifth Year: dissertation, University oral examination.