Classics – B.A. (Requirements for the Major)

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Advising Notes

General Education Requirements

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 Languages and Literatures

  • CL 222 Greek Civilization
  • CL 223 Roman Civilization
  • Both Greek and Latin through the 200 Level
    • Greek 201
    • Greek 202
    • Latin 201
    • Latin 202
  • Two courses in either language at the 300-400 level
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
  • One course in ancient art or archaeology
  • One 300-400 level Classics course or approved 300-400 level course in other department
    • Course 1
  • CL 494 Classics Capstone

 

Latin Language and Literature

  • CL 222 Greek Civilization
  • CL 223 Roman Civilization
  • Five courses in 200-400 level Latin
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
    • Course 3
    • Course 4
    • Course 5
  • One Course on Roman Art or Archaeology
  • Two 300-400 level Classics courses or approved 300-400 level courses in other departments
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
  • CL 494 Classics Capstone

 

Ancient Greek Language and Literature

  • CL 222 Greek Civilization
  • CL 223 Roman Civilization
  • Five courses in 200-400 level Greek
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
    • Course 3
    • Course 4
    • Course 5
  • One course on Greek Art or Archaeology
  • Two 300-400 level Classics courses or approved 300-400 level courses in other departments
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
  • CL 494 Classics Capstone

 

Classical Civilization

  • CL 222 Greek Civilization
  • CL 223 Roman Civilization
  • Greek or Latin through the 200 level
    • 201
    • 202
  • One course in each of the following areas:
    • Ancient Literature in Translation
    • Ancient Art or Archaeology
    • The classical tradition in later societies
  • Three 300-400 level Classics courses or approved 300-400 level courses in other departments
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
    • Course 3
  • CL 494 Classics Capstone

 

Mediterranean Archaeology

  • Greek or Latin through the 200 level
    • 201
    • 202
  • One course in each of the following two areas:
    • Roman archaeology
    • Greek 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
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
  • Three courses in the archaeology, history, art and/or literature of a single ancient Mediterranean culture
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
    • Course 3
  • CL 494 Classics Capstone

 

Ancient History

  • Greek or Latin through the 200 level
    • 201
    • 202
  • One course in each of the following four areas:
    • Roman history
    • Greek history
    • The history of a non-Classical ancient, medieval or early modern culture
    • The method or theory of a related field (ie. anthropology, art history, gender studies, developmental economics or post-ancient history)
  • Three courses in the history, archaeology, art and/or literature of a single ancient Mediterranean culture
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
    • Course 3
  • CL 494 Classics Capstone

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.