Classics Major

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1. Classical Humanities Concentration (33 total credit hours)

  • Required course (does not count toward toward total credit hours): 
    Clas 1101 Intro to Classical Literature (3 hours)

  • At least 2 courses (6  credit hours) at or above the 2000 level from the following:
    Clas 2201     Classical Civilization: Greece
    Clas 2201H   Honors Classical Civilization: Greece
    Clas 2202     Classical Civilization: Rome
    Clas 2202H   Honors Classical Civilization: Rome
    Clas 2203     Byzantine Civilization: Constantinope and the Empire of New Rome
    Clas 2204     Medicine in thie Ancient World
    Clas 2205     Sports and Spectacles in the Ancient World
    Clas 2220     Classical Mythology
    Clas 2220H   Honors Classical Mythology
    Clas 2301     Classical Archaeology
    Clas 2401     Introduction to the New Testament: History and Literature
    Clas 2890H   Freshman/Sophomore Seminar: Topics in Ancient LIterature and Society

  • At least 2 courses (6 credit hours) at or above the 3000 level from the following.  Students may elect to take one or both courses at or above the 4000 level.
    Clas 3000     From Rome to Europe and Beyond
    Clas 3100     Topics in Ancienit Literature and Culture
    Clas 3101     Greek and Roman Epic
    Clas 3102     Greek and Roman Drama
    Clas 3103     Comic Spirit in Antiquity
    Clas 3104     The Ancient Novel
    Clas 3201.01 Experiencing the Ancient Mediterranean City: Rome
    Clas 3101.02 Experiencing the Ancient Mediterranean City: Alexandria
    Clas 3202     Slavery in the Greco-Roman World
    Clas 3203     War in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
    Clas 3215     Sex and Gender in the Ancient World
    Clas 3401     Ancient Greek Religion
    Clas 3402     Ancient Gods Changing Identities
    Clas 3403     The Hero in Classical Mythology
    Clas 3404     Magic in the Ancient World
    Clas 3405     Christians in the Greco-Roman World
    Clas 3407     Paul and His Influence in Early Christianity
    Clas 3408     Ancient Roman Religion

  • At least 1 course (3 credit hours) at or above the 4000 level from the following:
    Clas 4031     Sacred Texts of the Ancient World
    Clas 4101     Classical Receptions: Ancient Greece and Rome in the Modern World 
    Clas 4201     Political Thought and Intitutions in the Greco-Roman World
    Clas 4204     Greek and Roman Science and Technology
    Clas 4597     Nationalism Revisted
    Clas 4998     Research (or Honors version, Clas 4998H) (1-3 cr)
    Clas 5051     Latin and Romance Languages
    Clas 5101     Classical Literature: Theoretical Perspectives
    Clas 5301     Roman Law
    Clas 5302     Studies in Greek or Roman Topography
    Clas 5401     Methodologies for the Study of Ancieint Religions
    Clas 5402     Jesus and the Gospels
    Clas 5798.01 Study Tour: Domestic (3-9 cr)
    Clas 5798.02 Study Tour: Foreign (3-9 cr)

  • Senior Requirement (3 credit hours):  
    Clas 4999      Senior Tutorial and Essay (3)
    Clas 4999H    Honors Senior Tutorial and Essay (3)

  • Electives (15 credit hours)
    At least 5 courses (15 credit hours) at or above the 2000 level are to be selected in consultation with and approved by the major advisor from Classics or from relevant courses offered by History (Ancient History), History of Art (Greek, Roman or Byzantine Art), Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy) or Theatre (Ancient History of Theatre).  In exceptional cases, students may take relevant electives offered by other departments upon approval by the major advisor. *A maximum of 3 courses from outside the Department of Classics may count as electives toward the major.

2. Classical Greek Concentration (30 total credit hours, excluding prerequisites):

  • Prerequisites:  Greek language sequence: 3 courses (13 credit hours)
    Greek 1101    Elementary Greek I (5)
    Greek 1102    Intermediate Greek I (5)
    Greek 1103    Intermediate Greek II (3)

  • Required Courses (15 credit hours):
    At least 5 courses (15 credit hours) at or above the 2000 level, at least 2 courses (6 credit hours) of which should be taken at or above the 5000 level from the following: 
    Greek 2101  Attic Prose
    Greek 2102  Homer
    Greek 2103  The Greek Historians
    Greek 2104  Sophocles
    Greek 2110  The Greek New Testament
    Greek 5011  Greek Epic
    Greek 5012  Greek Hymn, Lyric, and ELegy
    Greek 5013  Greek Historians
    Greek 5014  Greek Drama
    Greek 5015  Attic Oratory
    Greek 5016  Readings in Greek Philosophy
    Greek 5017  Later Greek Prose
    Greek 5030  Special Topics in Greek Literature
    Greek 5797  Study at a Foreign Institution (1-9)
  • Electives (15 credit hours):
    At least 5 courses (15 credit hours) at or above the 2000 level are to be selected in consultation with and approved by the major advisor from Classical Greek or from appropriate courses in Classics, History (Ancient History), History of Art (Greek, Roman or Byzantine Art), Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy) or Theatre (Ancient History of Theatre).  *A maximum of 3 courses from outside the Department of Classics may count as electives toward the major.

 

3. Latin Concentration (30 total credit hours, excluding prerequisites):

  • Prerequisites: 
    Latin language sequence - Students may choose between the Regular or Accelerated.
    Or students may take the Intensive Latin Workshop, offered every other summer on the odd year, which covers the equivalent material of Latin 1101.01, 1102.01, 1103 and two 2000-level Latin courses.

Regular Latin Sequence: 3 courses (13 credit hours):
Latin 1101.01    Elementary Latin I (5 cr)
Latin 1102.01    Intermediate Latin I (5 cr)
Latin 1103        Intermediate Latin II (3 cr)

Accelerated Latin Sequence: 2 courses (10 credit hours):
Latin 1101.55  Elementary Latin I: Accelerated (5 cr)
Latin 1102.55  Elementary Latin II: Accelerated (5 cr)

Latin Intensive Workshop: 2 courses (12 credit hours):
Undergraduate:
     Latin 1890 Intensive Latin Workshop I (6 cr)
     Latin 1891 Intensive Latin Workshop II (6 cr)
Graduate:
     Latin 5890 Intensive Latin Workshop I (6 cr)
     Latin 5891 Intensive Latin Workshop II (6 cr)

  • Required Courses (15 credit hours): 
    At least 5 courses (15 credit hours) at or above the 2000 level, at least 2 courses (6 credit hours) of which should be taken at or above the 5000 level from the following:
         Latin 2101  Cicero
         Latin 2102  Vergil
         Latin 2103  Roman Historians
         Latin 2104  Ovid
         Latin 2105  Latin Lyric
         Latin 2106  Roman Comedy
         Latin 5011  Readings in Latin Epic
         Latin 5012  Readings in Roman Lyric and Erotic Poetry
         Latin 5013  Readings in Roman Historians
         Latin 5014  Readings in Roman Comedy
         Latin 5015  Readings in Roman Oratory and Rhetorical Theory
         Latin 5016  Readings in Roman Philosophy
         Latin 5017  Readings in Roman Satire and Noval
         Latin 5018  Readings in Post Classical Latin
         Latin 5030  Special Topics in Latin Literature
         Latin 5797  Study at a Foreign Institution (1-9)
     
  • Electives (15 credit hours):
    At least 5 courses (15 credit hours) at or above the 2000 level are to be selected in consultation with and approved by the major advisor from Latin or from appropriate courses in Classics, History (Ancient History), History of Art (Greek, Roman, or Byzantine Art), Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy), or Theatre (Ancient History of Theatre).  *A maximum of 3 courses from outside the Department of Classics may count as electives toward the major. 

 

4. Greek and Latin Concentration (30 total credit hours, excluding prerequisites):

  • Prerequisites in Greek and Latin:

         Greek language sequence: 3 courses (13 credit hours)
              Greek 1101    Elementary Greek I (5)
              Greek 1102    Intermediate Greek I (5)
              Greek 1103    Intermediate Greek II (3)

Latin language sequence - Students may choose between the Regular or Accelerated.
Or students may take the Intensive Latin Workshop, offered every other summer on the odd year, which covers the equivalent material of Latin 1101.01, 1102.01, 1103 and two 2000-level Latin courses.

Regular Latin Sequence: 3 courses (13 credit hours):
     Latin 1101.01    Elementary Latin I (5)
     Latin 1102.01    Intermediate Latin I (5)
     Latin 1103        Intermediate Latin II (3)

          Accelerated Latin Sequence: 2 courses (10 credit hours):
               Latin 1101.55  Elementary Latin I: Accelerated (5)
               Latin 1102.55  Elementary Latin II: Accelerated (5)

          Latin Intensive Workshop: 2 courses (12 credit hours):
          Undergraduate:
               Latin 1890 Intensive Latin Workshop I (6 cr)
               Latin 1891 Intensive Latin Workshop II (6 cr)
          Graduate:
               Latin 5890 Intensive Latin Workshop I (6 cr)
               Latin 5891 Intensive Latin Workshop II (6 cr)

  • Required Courses (15 credit hours):
    The major requires a minimum of 5 courses (15 credit hours) in Latin and Greek at the 2000 level and above (representing both languages in any combination).  Of these, at least 2 courses (6 credit hours) must be at the 5000 level (in one language, or in both languages).
         Greek 2101  Attic Prose
         Greek 2102  Homer
         Greek 2103  The Greek Historians
         Greek 2104  Sophocles
         Greek 2110  The Greek New Testament
         Greek 5011  Greek Epic
         Greek 5012  Greek Hymn, Lyric, and ELegy
         Greek 5013  Greek Historians
         Greek 5014  Greek Drama
         Greek 5015  Attic Oratory
         Greek 5016  Readings in Greek Philosophy
         Greek 5017  Later Greek Prose
         Greek 5030  Special Topics in Greek Literature
         Greek 5797  Study at a Foreign Institution (1-9)

          Latin 2101  Cicero
          Latin 2102  Vergil
          Latin 2103  Roman Historians
          Latin 2104  Ovid
          Latin 2105  Latin Lyric
          Latin 2106  Roman Comedy
          Latin 5011  Readings in Latin Epic
          Latin 5012  Readings in Roman Lyric and Erotic Poetry
          Latin 5013  Readings in Roman Historians
          Latin 5014  Readings in Roman Comedy
          Latin 5015  Readings in Roman Oratory and Rhetorical Theory
          Latin 5016  Readings in Roman Philosophy
          Latin 5017  Readings in Roman Satire and Noval
          Latin 5018  Readings in Post Classical Latin
          Latin 5030  Special Topics in Latin Literature
          Latin 5797  Study at a Foreign Institution (1-9)

  • Electives (15 credit hours):
    The remaining 5 courses (15 credit hours) will consist of further Greek and Latin courses at or above the 2000 level and/or relevant elective courses chosen consultation and approved by the major advisor.  *A maximum of 3 courses from outside the Department of Classics may count as electives toward the major.

 

Classics Majors Under Quarters

Classics majors may choose one of the following four areas of concentration:

1.  Classical Humanities (45 hours, not including prerequisite)

  • Prerequisite: 1 course (5 hours) from:
    Classics 101 Masterpieces of Greek Literature in Translation
    Classics 102 Masterpieces of Latin Literature in Translation
     
  • At least 2 courses (10 hours) from:
    Classics 222 Classical Mythology
    Classics 224 Classical Civilization: Greece
    Classics 225 Classical Civilization: Rome
    Classics 226 Byzantine Civilization
    Classics 230 Medicine in the Ancient World
     
  • At least 2 courses (10 hours) from:
    Classics 301 Greek and Roman Epic
    Classics 302 Greek and Roman Drama
    Classics 303 Comic Spirit in Antiquity
    Classics 310 Topics in Ancient Literature and Culture
    Classics 322 The Hero in Classical Mythology
    Classics 323 Ancient Greek Religion
    Classics 326 Christian Heroes: Byzantine Saints' Lives
    Classics 505 Political Thought and Institutions in the Greco-Roman World
    Classics 506 Greek and Roman Science and Technology
    Classics 508 Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity
    Classics 699 (5 hours-required) Senior Tutorial and Essay
  • Electives:
    The remaining 20 hours are selected from courses at the 200 level or above in Ancient History, Classics, History of Art, Philosophy, Theater, Medieval Studies, Greek or Latin. The elective courses must be approved by the major advisor.

2.  Classical Greek (40 hours)

  • At least 3 courses (15 hours) from:
    Greek 210 The Greek New Testament
    Greek 221 Attic Prose
    Greek 222 Euripides
    Greek 223 Homer
    Greek 224 The Greek Historians
    Greek 225 Sophocles
  • At least 2 courses (10 hours) from:
    Greek 604 Greek Historians
    Greek 605 Greek Tragedy
    Greek 607 Greek Epic
    Greek 608 Attic Oratory
    Greek 609 Readings in Plato
    Greek 610 Greek Comedy
    Greek 611 Greek Hymn, Lyric, and Elegy
    Greek 612 Attic Prose Composition
    Greek 660 Special Topics in Greek Literature
  • The remaining courses are chosen in consultation with the major advisor from Greek courses numbered 200 or higher, appropriate courses in Classics, Ancient History, History of Art, or Philosophy.
     

3.  Latin (40 hours)

  • At least 3 courses (15 hours) from:
    Latin 206 Roman Comedy
    Latin 210 Cicero
    Latin 211 Vergil
    Latin 212 Roman Historians
    Latin 213 Ovid
    Latin 214 Latin Lyric
  • At least 2 courses (10 hours) from:
    Latin 612 Latin Prose Composition
    Latin 614 Readings in Roman Lyric and Erotic Poetry
    Latin 615 Readings in Roman Oratory and Rhetorical Theory
    Latin 616 Readings in Latin Epic
    Latin 617 Readings in Roman Historians
    Latin 618 Readings in Roman Philosophy
    Latin 622 Readings in Roman Comedy
    Latin 623 Readings in Roman Satire and Novel
    Latin 625 Readings in Post-Classical Latin
    Latin 660 Special Topics in Latin Literature
  • The remaining courses are chosen in consultation with the major advisor from Latin courses numbered 200 or higher, appropriate courses in Classics, Ancient History, History of Art, or Philosophy.
     

4.  Greek and Latin (40 hours)

The student will arrange a program in consultation with the major advisor, choosing courses listed separately under the Greek and Latin areas of concentration. The major requires a minimum of 25 hours in Latin and Greek at the 200 level and above (representing both languages in any combination). Of these, at least 10 hours must be at the 600 level (in one language, or in combination). The remaining 15 hours will consists of relevant elective courses chosen in consultation with the major advisor, and/or further Latin and Greek courses at the 200-level and above.

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