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Classics

CURRICULUM

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Offerings in the Department of Classics explore all aspects of the languages and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, the context of their interaction with the rest of the Mediterranean world, and their subsequent influence on our own day. The study of the classics, therefore, reveals important aspects of ancient cultures, raising new and fresh questions and insights both about antiquity and about the world in which we live.

The department offers disciplinary majors and minors in Classics, Latin and Greek, as well as both a disciplinary and interdisciplinary minor in Classical Studies.

Course List

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Requirements for the Classics Major (B.A.)

disciplinary, 12 courses

Four courses in Greek and four in Latin, including at least one 300-level course in each language. Four additional classics courses or courses approved by the department. No more than two 100-level CLAS courses may count towards the major.

Requirements for the Classics Minor

disciplinary, 5 courses

Three Greek and two Latin courses or two Greek and three Latin. No more than three 100-level language courses may count towards the minor.

Requirements for the Classical Studies Minor

disciplinary, 5 courses

Two courses in either Latin or Greek language; three courses, including two courses from one of the classical studies groups and one course from a second group or one from each of three different groups.

Requirements for the Classical Studies Minor*

interdisciplinary, 5 courses

Same as for the disciplinary minor, but selection of courses must include at least one course from the classical studies group in a division outside of the humanities. *Please note: This minor has been discontinued. It is not available to students entering Fall 2020 and later.

Requirements for the Greek Major (B.A.)

disciplinary, 12 courses

Seven courses in Greek language, at least four of which are at the 200-level and one of which is at the 300-level; five additional courses selected from classics or other courses with appropriate content approved by the adviser.

Requirements for the Greek Minor

disciplinary, 5 courses

Five courses in the Greek language, at least three of which are at the 200-level or above.

Requirements for the Latin Major (B.A.)

disciplinary, 12 courses

Seven courses in the Latin language, at least four of which must be at the 200-level and one at the 300-level, and five additional courses from classics or other courses with appropriate content approved by the adviser.

Requirements for the Latin Minor

disciplinary, 5 courses

Five courses in Latin language, of which at least three must be at the 200-level or above.