Classics (B.A.)

The study of other languages, literatures, and cultures not only provides important perspectives on the world, but also sharpens analytical and reasoning skills, deepens understanding of English, and enhances the quality of one's writing. Linguistic and broadly-based cultural studies provide excellent grounding for various professional programs, including law, business, medicine or health sciences, teaching at the high school or university level, library and information science, and museum practice.

Students should refer to the CMLLC program requirements for admission, degree, and general education requirements. A major in Classics consists of satisfying one of the following sets of concentration requirements:

Ancient Greek Major Concentration

Twenty-four credits in Ancient Greek (exclusive of GKA 1010 and GKA 1020)24
CLA 1010
CLA 2000
(PL) Classical Civilization
and Greek Mythology (both preferably taken during the freshman or sophomore year)
6
CLA 3800Survey of Greek Literature3
CLA 5993(WI) Writing Intensive Course in Classical Civilization (taken in conjunction with a GKA 3000-level or above)0
One additional CLA course at the 2000-level or above3-4
Total Credits36-37

Latin Major Concentration

Twenty-four credits in Latin (exclusive of LAT 1010 and LAT 1020)24
CLA 1010
CLA 2000
(PL) Classical Civilization
and Greek Mythology (both preferably taken during the freshman or sophomore year)
6
CLA 3825Survey of Latin Literature3
CLA 5993(WI) Writing Intensive Course in Classical Civilization (taken in conjunction with a LAT course 3000-level or above)0
One additional CLA course at the 2000-level or above3-4
Total Credits36-37

Ancient Greek and Latin (a Major Concentration in both)

Sixteen credits in either Ancient Greek or Latin (exclusive of GKA 1010/LAT 1010 and GKA 1020/LAT 1020)16
Sixteen credits of course work in the other language16
CLA 1010
CLA 2000
(PL) Classical Civilization
and Greek Mythology (both preferably taken during the freshman or sophomore year)
6
CLA 3800Survey of Greek Literature3
or CLA 3825 Survey of Latin Literature
CLA 5993(WI) Writing Intensive Course in Classical Civilization (taken in conjunction with a GKA or LAT course 3000-level or above)0
Total Credits41

Classical Civilization Concentration

GKA 2010(FC) Intermediate Ancient Greek I4
or LAT 2010 (FC) Intermediate Latin
CLA 1010
CLA 2000
(PL) Classical Civilization
and Greek Mythology (both preferably taken during the freshman or sophomore year)
6
CLA 3150Athens and the Ancient Greek World3
CLA 3700The Golden Age of Rome3
PHI 2100(PL) Ancient Greek Philosophy3
CLA 3800Survey of Greek Literature3
CLA 3825Survey of Latin Literature3
Select two courses in Art History, one chosen from each of the following two categories: 1,26
Greek Art and Archaeology
Mythology in Greek Art
Hellenistic Art
Classical Greek Art
The Ancient City of Athens
The Bronze Age in the Aegean
Roman Art and Archaeology
Ancient Rome
Roman Painting and Sculpture
CLA 5993(WI) Writing Intensive Course in Classical Civilization (taken in conjunction with a CLA, GKA, GKM or LAT course 3000-level or above)0
Select a minimum of five credits of electives from the following: 25
(HS) Lost Cities and Ancient Civilizations
Concepts and Techniques in Archaeology
Museum Studies
Art and Archeology of Ancient Egypt
CLA: Any CLA course not used to fulfill another requirement
GKA 2000 and above; GKA 1010-GKA 2010 if Latin is the major language
(FC) Modern Greek Literature and Culture in English
History of Ancient Greece
History of Ancient Rome
The Early Middle Ages: 300-1000
LAT 2020 and above; LAT 1010-LAT 2010 if Greek is the major language
The Bible and Ancient Mythology
Ancient N E Lit
Plato
Aristotle
Total Credits36
1

Please note that enrollment in Art History courses requires special permission; contact the Classics undergraduate advisor.)

2

In addition to these Art History courses, any Art History course from the above list under "Greek Art and Archaeology” and "Roman Art and Archaeology" not used to fulfill the Art History requirement may be used to fulfill the elective requirement. Note: enrollment in Art History courses requires special permission; contact the Classics undergraduate advisor.

Recommended Cognate Courses: All majors in the Department are strongly urged to take as many courses as possible from the list above and in the literatures of other languages, including English.

Latin: Combined Curriculum for Secondary Teaching

Students who are preparing to teach Latin in the secondary schools and who wish to obtain a B.A. degree with a concentration in Latin must complete the concentration in Latin as outlined above and the requirements for this curriculum set by the College of Education. For further information, see Combined Curriculum for Secondary Teaching.

Classics Honors (B.A. Program)

In order to graduate with Honors in Classics, a student must complete all requirements for a major in Classics (see above); must maintain an overall g.p.a. of 3.3, and a g.p.a. of 3.5 in courses in the major; must complete a minimum of fifteen Honors option/and/or Honors designated credits, including one three-credit Honors seminar (HON 4200-HON 4280), and three credits of CLA 4998 (Honors Thesis) involving a senior essay, thesis or project under the supervision of a full-time faculty member of the Classics area.

Eligible students who are interested in the program should consult the department undergraduate advisor. For information about honors-designated coursework available each semester, including the required 4000-level Honors seminar, visit the Honors College website.