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College of Arts and Sciences

Classical Studies

Majors/Minors

For questions about the Classical Studies majors and minors, or to declare a Classical Studies major or minor, please contact Kim Hinton, Undergraduate Academic Advisor.

The Department of Classical Studies offers majors and minors in ancient Greek, Latin, and classical civilization, as listed below:

Major in Latin or Greek
Major in Classical Civilization: Culture and Literature
Major in Classical Civilization: Art and Archaeology
Minor in Greek
Minor in Latin
Minor in Classical Civilization: Culture and Literature
Minor in Classical Civilization: Art and Archaeology

For additional details, please see the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Bulletin.

MAJORS

MAJOR IN LATIN OR GREEK

Minimum of 30 hours, including:

  • 21 credit hours of Latin and Greek courses:
    • For majors with a concentration in Latin, any Greek course at or above G305 and Latin courses at or above L200 (with the exception of L300) will apply to this requirement; at least two of the Latin courses (not including L400 or L495) must be at the 400 level.
    • For majors with a concentration in Greek, any Greek course at or above G200 and Latin courses at or above L304 (with the exception of L400) will apply to this requirement.
  • One of the following classical civilization courses: C308, C310, C311, C321, C350, C351, C360, C361, C362, C395, C396, C397, C405, C409, C412, C413, C414, C416, C419, C420, C421, C422, C423, C491, or C494.
  • Six additional credit hours of Greek, Latin, or classical civilization courses. L100, L150, L300, and C209 do not apply to this requirement.

MAJOR IN CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION: CULTURE AND LITERATURE

Minimum of 30 hours, including:

  • Two of the following: C101, C102, C205, C206.
  • One of the following: C308, C310, C311, C350, C351, C360, C361.
  • C494 (or H494).
  • 12 credit hours of additional coursework chosen from the following: C308, C310, C311, C321, C350, C351, C360, C361, C362, C397, C405, C408, C409, C416, C491; or any of the courses cross-listed under Culture and Literature.
  • 6 credit hours of additional course work chosen from:
    • C308, C310, C311, C321, C350, C351, C360, C361, C362, C397, C405, C408, C409, C416, C491, or any of the courses cross-listed under Culture and Literature.
    • Any course(s) in Greek.
    • Any course(s) in Latin at L200 or above (but not L300).
    • C101, C102, C205.

MAJOR IN CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION: ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY:

Minimum of 30 hours, including:

  • C206
  • One of the following: C308, C310, C311, C350, C351, C360, C361.
  • C494 (or H494)
  • 12 credit hours of additional coursework chosen from the following: C396, C412, C413, C414, C416, C419, C420, C421, C422, C423; or any of the courses cross-listed under Art and Archaeology.
  • 9 credit hours of additional course work chosen from.

MINORS

MINOR IN GREEK

Required Courses

15 credit hours or more in Greek, including at least 9 hours at G305 or above.

  1. The minor is to be completed with an average grade of C or higher.
  2. With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, up to 3 credit hours of G495 may be substituted and counted toward the minor.
  3. Students may transfer up to 6 hours of credit from another institution to count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

A student majoring in Greek or Latin may not earn a minor in Greek.

MINOR IN LATIN

Required Courses

15 credit hours or more in Latin at or above the 200 level including at least 9 hours at or above L304  L300 may not count towards the minor in Latin. Neither L400 nor L495 may count towards the 9 hours at or above L304.

The minor is to be completed with an average grade of C or higher.

  1. With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, up to 3 credit hours of L495 may be substituted and counted toward the minor.
  2. Students may transfer up to 6 hours of credit from another institution to count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

A student majoring in Greek or Latin may not earn a minor in Latin.

MINOR IN CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION

Required Courses

15 credit hours or more, including 9 credit hours at or above the 300 level.

  1. The minor is to be completed with an average grade of C or higher.
  2. With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, up to 3 credit hours of conference courses (C495, G495, L495) may be substituted and counted toward the minor.
  3. Students may transfer up to 6 credit hours from another institution to count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

Two tracks are available:

Culture and Literature Emphasis

The following courses are required: C101 or C102, C205 or C405. Any three of the following courses may be counted toward the minor: C308, C310, C311, C321, C350, C351, C360, C361, C397 or History C376, C377, C388, C390. See requirements 1, 2, and 3 above.

Art and Archaeology Emphasis

The following courses are required: C101 or C102, C206. Any three of the following courses may be counted toward the minor: History C376, C377, C388, C390, or CLAS C396, C409, C411, C412, C414, C419, C420, C421, C422. See requirements 1, 2, and 3 above.