Classical Studies

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in classical studies.

Faculty: Professor Carpenter, section head.

Classical Studies Track. Students selecting classical studies as a major must complete a minimum of 30 credits. Twenty-four of the 30 credits must be in Latin and Greek (only six credits of either LAT 101, 102, or GRK 101, 102 may count toward the required 24 credits) as follows: a) a minimum of six credits in each language (12); b) the balance of 12 credits in either or both language(s) (12). The remaining six credits must be from the following: ARH 354; CLA 391, 395, 396, 397; HIS 300, 303; PHL 321 (6).  Other courses may be substituted with permission of the section head.

Certification in secondary education in Latin is available through the Department of Education.

Classical Civilization and Culture Track. Students selecting classical civilization and culture as a major must complete a minimum of 30 credits. Students must complete a Latin sequence through LAT 302 or a Greek sequence through GRK 302 (12 credits). Students must take five courses (15 credits) from the following list of courses: APG 417; ARH 354, 475; CLA 391, 395, 396, 397; ENG 366, 368; GRK 497; HIS 110, 111, 300, 303, 490; PHL 321; LAT 497.  Other courses may be substituted with permission of the section head.  The final requirement (3 credits) is CLA 497, which is the capstone course for the major.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Only two 100-level courses may count for the major (usually LAT 101, 102 or GRK 101, 102). Courses that may be taken multiple times are CLA 497; GRK 302, 497; LAT 302, 497.

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