AMS Events for 2012-2013

For complete, up-to-date information on upcoming AMS seminars and events, as well as related events in History, Classics, and other departments at UCSB, please visit the events calendar at ( For information on how to register for credit, see below. For past events, click here.

Registering for the Core Seminar for Credit
Interested graduate students can receive 2 credits per quarter for attending the meetings by registering for the seminar under INT 594AB - ANCIENT BORDERLANDS. They should register for 2 credits, and for a non-letter grade option. Completion of one year of the Core Seminar is a requirement for the Ph.D. emphasis.

Completing the Core Seminar for Credit
To earn credit, students should attend the talks and discussions; read the related reading that will be distributed before each meeting (usually an article of ca. 20 pp.); and produce after each meeting a one to 1.5 page essay, single spaced, analyzing the reading and/or the presentation and drawing out implications for their own area(s) of interest. Students should turn in each response paper as soon as possible after a seminar session, and before the next regularly scheduled session takes place, usually within two weeks. They must turn in all work by the end of the last week of the quarter to facilitate timely submission of their grade.

Work should be submitted by each graduate student to her or his departmental advisor, or their AMS advisor, if the departmental advisor is not available. At the end of the quarter, the advisors then inform the chair of the AMS steering committee, who is the instructor of record, of the grades for the various students. The core seminar is intended to stimulate reflection by each student about the relevance of the various methods for her or his particular discipline and interests. The role of the disciplinary advisor is important in this process. In the event that the advisor is on leave or unavailable, students are requested first to ask their advisors explicitly if they are willing and able to read and evaluate their written assignments during their quarter of leave. An advisor on leave may also choose to designate a colleague within her/his department or discipline to evaluate student work during their absence. If neither of the two options above are possible, then submission may be made to the convener of the seminar (the chair of the AMS steering committee).

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