Classical Studies Degree Requirements
This interdisciplinary major is based on the study of language, literature, and civilization and allows for a creative and flexible program that will touch all aspects of the ancient world--its art, history, religion, philosophy, literature, society, and culture.
Major: A minimum of nine course credits, which include:
- Three course credits in either Latin or Greek at or above the 200 level;
- Two course credits in Greek and Roman literature in English translation selected from CLA 216, 364, 372, and 373;
- Three course credits in related areas selected from ART 251 (Greek and Hellenistic Art), 252 (Etruscan and Roman Art); CLA 111 (Big Screen Rome); 230 (Cultural Crossroads in Antiquity); 254 (Greek History); 255 (Roman History); 264 (Women in Antiquity); 381 (Greek Archaeology); 382 (Roman Archaeology); PHI 302 (Ancient Philosophy); REL 251 (Jesus in the Gospels), 252 (Epistles of Paul), 353 (Christian Foundations).
- Capstone Course: CLA 487 Junior-Senior Seminar.
With the permission of the major advisor, relevant courses from other departments may be counted toward the major.
Minor: A minimum of five course credits which include two courses in either Latin or Greek at or above the 200 level; one course credit in Greek and Roman literature in English translation; and two other courses approved for the Classical Studies major.
A major in Latin is currently available only as a teaching major.
Teaching Major: A minimum of nine course credits, which include six course credits in Latin beyond LAT 101; two additional course credits in Classical Studies selected with the approval of the Department; ENG 311 (Grammar and the Politics of English) or LAL 352 (Linguistics). In addition to the foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete coursework leading to secondary certification described under Education. Prospective teachers should request a current list of the specific course requirements from the Education Office.