Major in Classics

Concentration in Classics

Students may choose one of the following five options. Each option requires an additional twelve hours of supporting coursework, which may be drawn from a wide range of fields and disciplines. Students must plan their programs in consultation with a departmental adviser.

Classical Archaeology 

Thirty hours of Classical Civilization courses, of which at least 20 hours must be in Classical Archaeology (CLCV 131, 132, 217, 231, 232, 240, 443, 444, 491), and at least 12 hours in advanced courses.

Classical Civilization

Thirty hours of Classical Civilization courses at the level of 114 and above, at least 12 hours of which must be in advanced courses.

Classics 

Thirty-six hours of Greek and Latin of which only 4 hours at the 100-level may be counted – including LAT 411, GRK 411, and at least 6 additional hours in 300-­level courses in each language.

Greek

Twenty-four hours of Greek-excluding GRK 101 including GRK 411 and at least 9 additional hours in 400-level courses; 6 hours from CLCV 114, 131, 217, 232, 443, 490, 491 (the last two apply only when offered on Greek topics).

Latin

Twenty-four hours of Latin – excluding LAT 101, 102, 105 – including LAT 411 and at least 9 additional hours in 400-level courses; 6 hours from Classical Civilization 116, 132, 444, 490, 491 (the last two apply only when offered on Latin/Roman topics).

 

Supporting coursework (12 hours)

12 hours in appropriate courses, some of which are:

Art History (ARTH):

111, 215, 217, 218, 222, 415, 416, 423

Communication (CMN):

415

Comparative and World Literature (CWL):

220, 241, 262, 263, 264, 322, 490

History (HIST):

241, 440, 441, 442; KIN 494 (only when offered on a classical topic) 

Linguistics (LING):

210, 240, 410

Philosophy (PHIL):

203, 410 

Music (MUS):

410 (only when offered on a classical reception topic) 

Political Science (PS):

270, 371 

Religious Studies (RLST):

106, 201, 202, 204, 232, 440, 442 

Classical Civilization:

3-credit hour courses (CLCV, not approved for Options 1 or 2) 

Greek:

(GRK, not approved for options 3 or 4) 

Latin:

(LAT, not approved for Options 3 or 5); other foreign languages, subject to departmental approval.

Anthropology (ANTH):

102, 105, 220, 451, 454, 455, 456, 460, 461, 462, 477 

Photography (ARTD):

 260, 261

Note: Majors choosing the Classical Civilization and Classical Archaeology options are advised, but not required, to satisfy the college foreign language requirement with one of the classical languages.

 

Departmental Distinction

Students seeking departmental distinction must have at least a 3.5 major GPA and should consult a member of the department's honors committee at the earliest opportunity. Departmental distinction requires four credit hours in one of the following: CLCV 492 or 498, GRK 492 or 498, LAT 492 or 498.

BA theses typically fall between 9000-15,000 words.