Ph.D. Classical Civilizations?

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  1. Paidagogos

    Paidagogos Member

    Has anyone completed any coursework in the Classical Civilizations Ph.D. program at the University of Florida online? I was wondering what the program was like.

    I am interested in the program, but I would need a lot of Latin/Greek catching up to do, in order to get enough credits to enter. Luckily, there are several places to take cheap Latin/Greek courses, as I have found out from this forum.

    Thanks to all!
     
  2. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    Where are some places that you've found which offer Latin online? I know the University of Georgia does, but that's really the only place I've found that offers anything above the introductory level.

    -Matt
     
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    If you're interested more in the "civilizations" part than the "languages" part then you should take a peek at Trinity Saint David in Wales. I think they still have a doctoral program in Historical Archeology.

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David
     
  4. Paidagogos

    Paidagogos Member

    Matt,

    You can take Latin online through the intermediate level at the University of Georgia, University of Austin, Texas, and sometimes the University of North Carolina (although Intermediate levels are not always taught).

    Louisiana State University offers the cheapest sections of Latin, and that is where I would like to take my first few sections of Latin - maybe someday.

    In order to get into the Ph.D. program you have to have the equivalent of 3 years of latin, which is six courses, but I believe they said that 4 courses and high marks on the Latin exam would suffice. The program looks attractive, but I still don't know much about it at this point. I'll let you know if I find out more!
     
  5. Balios

    Balios New Member

    I don't know if you need credit or just knowledge for your Latin prereqs, but if you're not worried about credit you might also consider Cambridge School Classics Project
     
  6. Paidagogos

    Paidagogos Member

    Thanks for the resource! Those correspondence courses are really cheap. I'm not sure how important the credit is really. As long as you have the time/hours put into the Latin, I don't see why they wouldn't let you into the Ph.d. program, but I could be wrong. I need to email the school to see!
     
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    bumpity...
     
  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    So Ted, you've gone from seemingly expressing surprise when someone asks a new question on a long dormant thread to bumping long dormant threads seemingly for no reason? :wtf:
     
  9. nmesproject

    nmesproject New Member

    Can somebody please shed some lights on the Job prospects of Ph.D. Classical Civilizations from University of Florida.
     
  10. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    I really don't think the degree is for people looking for jobs. They're pretty explicit about it being for people already in the teaching profession. However, I have not completed the program (though I may enroll at some point) so I can't speak to the specifics of employment with such a degree. If I do the program, it'll be to enhance my position where I am, not to get a new job.

    -Matt
     
  11. nmesproject

    nmesproject New Member

    Thanks Matt.
    I wish you all the very best.
     
  12. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    You get to say, "I have a Ph.D in Classical Ciilizations" [​IMG]
     

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