Classics : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, Minor
Concentrations: Classical Civilizations, Ancient Greek Language and Literatures, Ancient Latin Language and Literatures, Mediterranean Archaeology, Ancient History
Graduate: MA, PhD

Classics - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Advising Notes

Only courses at the 200-level or above may be used to satisfy requirements.
A course of 'ancient literature in translation' is any course that focuses on the literature of Greek, Roman, or Near Eastern society but does not require it to be read in the original language. Examples include: CL 205 Heroes, CL 313 Classical Mythology, CL 315 Epic in Translation, CL 316 Greek Drama in Translation.
A course of 'classics in later tradition' is any course, often offered in English, art history, political science, or philosophy, that traces the legacy of the ancient world in later cultures. Examples include: ENG 375 Heaven, Hell, and Judgment; ENG 315 Milton; and PHI 366 Medieval Philosophy.
Students interested in concentrating in ancient religions should make an appointment to meet with the director of undergraduate studies to discuss a sequence of courses.

Classical Civilization

Required Courses

Greek or Latin language through the 200 level (GR 101, GR 102, GR 201, GR 202; OR LAT 101, LAT 102, LAT 201, LAT 202)

One course in each of the following areas:
Ancient Literature in Translation
Ancient Art or Archaeology
The Classical tradition in later societies

Four 300-400 level Classics courses, or approved 300-400 level courses in other departments

Classical Languages and Literatures

Required Courses

CL 222 Greek Civilization
CL 223 Roman Civilization
Both Greek and Latin through the 200 level (GR 101, GR 102, GR 201, GR 202 ; LAT 101, LAT 102, LAT 201, LAT 202)
One course in ancient archaeology or art
Two courses in either language at the 300-400 level
Two 300-400 level Classics courses, or approved 300-400 level courses in other departments

Ancient Greek Language and Literature

Required Courses

CL 222 Greek Civilization
CL 223 Roman Civilization
Five courses in 200-400 level Greek
One course on Greek art or archaeology
Three 300-400 level Classics courses, or approved 300-400 level courses in other departments

Latin Language and Literature

Required Courses

CL 222 Greek Civilization
CL 223 Roman Civilization
One course on Roman art or archaeology
Five courses in 200-400 level Latin
Three 300-400 level Classics courses, or approved 300-400 level courses in other departments

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major (not including 100-level languages courses)...33

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements for Classical Civilization, Classical Languages and Literatures, Ancient Greek Language and Literature, and Latin Language and Literature Tracks

FIRST YEAR
Fall GR 101 or LAT 101
Spring GR 102 or LAT 102

SECOND YEAR
Fall CL 222; GR 201 or LAT 201
Spring CL 223; GR 202 or LAT 202

THIRD AND FOURTH YEARS
An additional eight courses in the upper levels in language, literature, and ancient civilizations (art history, archaeology, history, etc.) chosen in consultation with advisors.

Concentration in Mediterranean Archaeology

Required Courses

Greek or Latin language through the 200 level (GR 101, GR 102, GR 201, GR 202; OR LAT 101, LAT 102, LAT 201, LAT 202)

One course in each of the following three areas:
Roman archaeology
Greek archaeology
Near East/Egypt archaeology

One course in the method, history, or theory of archaeology or an approved field program
Two courses in the archaeology of a non-Mediterranean culture
Three courses in the archaeology, history, art, and/or literature of a single ancient Mediterranean culture

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...33

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements in the Mediterranean Archaeology track

FIRST YEAR
Fall GR 101 or LAT 101*
Spring GR 102 or LAT 102

SECOND YEAR
Fall GR 201 or LAT 201; one Roman archaeology course
Spring GR 202 or LAT 202; one Greek archaeology course

THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR
An additional eight courses at the upper levels chosen in consultation with the advisors

Concentration in Ancient History

Required Courses

Greek or Latin language through the 200 level (GR 101, GR 102, GR 201, GR 202; or LAT 101, LAT 102, LAT 201, LAT 202)

One course in each of the following five areas:
Roman history
Greek history
Near East/Egypt history

The history of a non-Classical ancient, medieval, or early modern culture
The method or theory of a related field (e.g., anthropology, art history, gender studies, developmental economies, or post-ancient history)
Four courses in the history, archaeology, art, and/or literature of a single ancient Mediterranean culture

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...33

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements for the Ancient History Track

FIRST YEAR
Fall GR 101 or LAT 101*
Spring GR 102 or LAT 102

SECOND YEAR
Fall GR 201 or LAT 201; one Roman history course
Spring GR 202 or LAT 202; one Greek history course

THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR
An additional eight courses at the upper levels chosen in consultation with the advisors

Classics - Minors

About the Programs

Students may pursue a general classical civilization minor or a specialized minor in one of five different subject areas. Note that only courses at the 200 level or higher may be used to satisfy the requirements for a classics minor.

CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION CONCENTRATION
One course in Greek or Roman civilization or history
One course in ancient literature in translation
One course in ancient archaeology or art
One course in the classical tradition in later societies
Two additional 300/400-level classics courses or approved courses in other departments

ANCIENT GREEK AND/OR LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE CONCENTRATION
GR 101- GR 102 or GR 201- GR 202; or LAT 101- LAT 102 or LAT 201- LAT 202
Two 300/400-level courses in Greek or Latin
Two courses in Greek or Roman civilization, history, archaeology, or art

ANCIENT HISTORY CONCENTRATION
Three courses concerned with the history, archaeology, art, and/or literature of one of the three ancient Mediterranean culture areas (Near East/Egypt, Greece, Rome), including one course in the history of that culture area
One course in the history of one of the other two ancient Mediterranean culture areas
One course in theory or methodology of a related field (e.g., anthropology, archaeology, art history, gender studies, post-ancient history)
One course in the history of a non-Mediterranean ancient, medieval, or early modern culture

MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY CONCENTRATION
Four courses concerned with the archaeology or art of one of the three ancient Mediterranean culture areas (Near East/Egypt, Greece, and Rome)
One course in the archaeology of a culture outside the ancient Mediterranean
One course in method, history, or theory of archaeology or an approved field program

Total required credit hours for the minor...18

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:40 EST