Catalog 2013-2014

Classics

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BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE


Major in Classical Studies
40 semester hours, plus 4 semester hours in CLAS 499


The Classical Studies major requires the completion of 40 semester hours (plus 4 semester hours in CLAS 499) including at least one year of one of the classical languages (Greek and Latin) and two of the other. The remaining courses are selected from the list below in consultation with the program coordinator.

  • Language Courses
    • LATN 101, 102: Elementary Latin
    • LATN 211/311, 212/312: Intermediate Readings in Latin Prose/Poetry
    • GREK 101, 102: Elementary Greek
    • GREK 211/311, 212/312: Intermediate Readings in Greek Prose/Poetry
  • Non-Language Courses
    • ARTD 180: History of Western Art I
    • CLAS/ENGL 231: Masterpieces of European Literature
    • CLAS/HIST 326: A History of Medicine: Antiquity to European Renaissance
    • CLAS/HIST 321: Greek Civilization
    • CLAS/HIST 322: Roman Civilization
    • CLAS 350: Classical and Comparative Mythology
    • PHIL 331: Ancient Philosophy
    • RELI 211: Religion & Literature of the Old Testament,
    • RELI 212: Religion & Literature of the New Testament
    • RELI 220: Early Christianity
    • RELI 330: Hebrew Bible Studies
    • RELI 331: New Testament Studies
  • An approved course in Natural Sciences Area
  • Independent Study Courses
  • Selected January Term Courses
Major in Classical Languages
40 semester hours in classical languages, plus 4 semester hours in CLAS 499

Students are expected to become familiar with the reading list for that part of the program (art, literature, history, philosophy, or religion) in which their interest lies. The program is designed to be flexible. In consultation with the Classics Committee, a student may elect a course(s) not on the classics curriculum list. All the Classics Program core courses are taught by faculty from the Department of Languages and Literatures.

MINORS
Classical Studies
24 semester hours
  • One year of Latin or Greek
  • One semester of the other language: GREK 101 or LATN 101
  • Three courses from the following:
    • CLAS/HIST 321: Greek Civilization
    • CLAS/HIST 322: Roman Civilization
    • CLAS 326: A History of Medicine: Antiquity to European Renaissance
    • CLAS 350: Classical and Comparative Mythology
    • CLAS/ENGL 231: Masterpieces of European Literature
    • GREK 102 or LATN 102 (to complete the one semester of the other language)
Greek
20 semester hours, which may include GREK 101–102
Latin
20 semester hours, which may include LATN 101-102