Classics Major

Requirements            |            Suggested Sequence


Requirements for Classics Majors

24 advanced credits

  • 12 must be in the chosen major language (Greek or Latin) at the 3000 level or above.
  • 6 minimum may be selected from offerings at the 3000 level or above in Classics courses in English translation (CLC).
  • 6 additional credits may be chosen, with advice from the chairman, from offerings in other departments at the 3000 level or above in the literature, politics, philosophy, history, etc. of the ancient world (related field).
  • Whenever possible, the Classics faculty will assist the student in doing work for CLC and Related Field courses in the appropriate classical language.

The second language (Greek or Latin) must be completed through one intermediate course (Greek 2315, Latin 2311). Advanced courses are recommended.
The Senior Project is written and presented orally at the end of the senior year.
The comprehensive examination is a requirement for graduation and must be completed by the end of January of the senior year.


Suggested Sequence of Courses

The following outline assumes that the student will participate in the Rome Program in the spring of sophomore year.

Year I

Fall (15 credits)
        Greek 1301 Elementary Greek
        Latin 1301 Elementary Latin
        English 1301 Literary Traditions I
        Philosophy 1301 Philosophy and the Ethical Life
        Politics 1311 Principles of American Politics

Spring (15 credits)
        Greek 1302 Elementary Greek II
        Latin 1302 Elementary Latin II
        English 1302 Literary Traditions II
        Theology 1310 Understanding the Bible
        Art, Drama, Math, Music

Year II

Fall (15 credits)
        Greek 2315 Intermediate Greek
        Latin 2311 Intermediate Latin I: Roman Prose
        English 2311 Literary Traditions IV
        History 2301 Western Civilization I
        Art, Drama, Math, Music

Spring (15 credits)
        English 2312 Literary Traditions III
        History 2302 Western Civilization II
        Theology 2311 Western Theological Tradition
        Art 2311 Art and Architecture of Rome
        Philosophy 2323 Philosophy of Man

Year III

Fall (16 credits)
        Adv. Major Language or Latin 2312
        Intermediate Latin II: Roman Prose
        Philosophy 3311 Philosophy of Being
        History 1311 American Civilization I
        CLC or Related Field

Spring (16 credits)
        Adv. Major Language
        CLC or Related Field
        History 1312 American Civilization II
        Economics 1311 Fundamentals of Economics

Year IV

Fall (15 credits)
        Adv. Major Language
        Philosophy 3325 Ancient Philosophy
        or 4335 Philosophy of Language
        Adv. Major Language or Second Language or CLC Elective
        Second Language or CLC Elective

Spring (15 credits)
        Adv. Major Language or Second Language or Elective
        Senior Project



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