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Classics

Classics, Philosophy, and Religion represent three of the central disciplines in a traditional liberal arts curriculum. By combining these three allied areas of inquiry, students will be able to gain a more comprehensive and well-grounded appreciation for many of the fundamental insights into human experience across a wide variety of cultures, institutions, and times. While each major within the department retains its own distinctive methodologies and areas of inquiry, all three disciplines share a commitment to the exploration of culture and ideas through varied historical and critical perspectives. The department offers major and minor programs in each discipline.

Classics seeks to provide any student with a liberal and comprehensive view of the ancient world through firsthand contact with the Greek and Roman roots of Western civilization. Courses in Greek and Latin are designed to develop competence in the classical languages and to survey the ancient world through its greatest works of literature. Other courses, in which the readings are in English translation, offer a wider conspectus in classical literature, civilization, mythology, and history. The department is interested both in students who wish to do their major work in classical studies and in students who wish to relate the study of an ancient literature to modern literature or an allied subject. Allied subjects regularly include art, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religion. The department offers a major with a choice of two concentrations, Classical Language or Classical Civilization.

Majors considering study abroad during their junior year are encouraged to apply to the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome or to the College Year in Athens which offer instruction in the classical languages, ancient history, and ancient art, and which sponsor a series of trips to important museums and archaeological sites. The department is a contributing member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, which offers summer sessions designed to provide advanced students with a deepened understanding of Greece and its antiquities through study of its monuments, history, literature and culture.

Note: Students are limited to double-counting only three courses toward any combination of majors and minors offered by the department.

The Classics Major–Classical Language Concentration
The Classics Major–Classical Civilization Concentration
The Classics Minor
Course Descriptions


The Classics Major–Classical Language Concentration
(34 semester hours)

Required:
Choose 4 three-credit courses in Greek or Latin at the 200-level or above.


Choose 2 additional three-credit courses in Greek or Latin at the 300-level.


Choose 5 additional three-credit courses in Greek, Latin, or from the following:
ARTH 232    (3)    Greek Art and Archaeology
ARTH 234    (3)    Roman Art and Archaeology
CLAS 201    (3)    Classical Mythology
CLAS 205    (3)    Ancient Greece
CLAS 207    (3)    The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
CLAS 208    (3)    Society and Culture in the Roman Empire
CLAS 211    (3)    Roman Archaeology and Art
CLAS 243    (3)    The Archaeology of Daily Life (RC)
CLAS 307    (3)    Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient Mediterranean
CLAS 315    (3)    The Later Roman Empire: Law, Religion and Society
CLAS 318    (3)    Topics in Classical Culture
HIST 223      (3)    The Ancient World 8000 BC to 300 AD
INTD 109      (3)    The Religion of Socrates
PHIL 315      (3)    The Roots of Western Thought

Senior Exercise:
CLAS 452    (1)    Senior Exercise

NOTE: At least 3 courses (9 credits) taken for the major must be at the 300-level or above.



The Classics Major–Classical Civilization Concentration
(34 semester hours)

Required:
Choose 4 three-credit courses in Greek or Latin at the 200-level or above.


Choose 4 courses from the following:
ARTH 232    (3)    Greek Art and Archaeology
ARTH 234    (3)    Roman Art and Archaeology
CLAS 201    (3)    Classical Mythology
CLAS 205    (3)    Ancient Greece
CLAS 207    (3)    The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
CLAS 208    (3)    Society and Culture in the Roman Empire
CLAS 211    (3)    Roman Archaeology and Art
CLAS 243    (3)    The Archaeology of Daily Life (RC)
CLAS 307    (3)    Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient Mediterranean
CLAS 315    (3)    The Later Roman Empire: Religion and Law Society
CLAS 318    (3)    Topics in Classical Culture
HIST 223      (3)    The Ancient World 8000 BC to 300 AD
INTD 109     (3)    The Religion of Socrates
PHIL 315      (3)    The Roots of Western Thought

Choose 3 additional three-credit courses in Classical Civilization or Greek or Latin.

Senior Exercise:
CLAS 452    (1)    Senior Exercise

Note: At least 3 courses (9 credits) taken for the major must be at the 300-level or above.



The Classics Minor
(18 semester hours)


Choose 3 three-credit courses Greek or Latin at the 200-level or above.


Choose 3 additional three-credit courses in the Classical Studies department.

Note: At least one course must be at the 300-level.


Teacher Licensure in Latin
(30 semester hours)

Required:
CLAS 207    (3)    The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
CLAS 208    (3)    Society and Culture in the Roman Empire


Choose 24 semester credits in Latin language beyond LATN 102.


Course Descriptions

CLAS 201

| Classical Mythology

CLAS 205

| Ancient Greece

CLAS 207

| The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic

CLAS 208

| Society and Culture in the Roman Empire

CLAS 224

| The Greek Novel: Text and Context

CLAS 261

| Directed Study

CLAS 307

| Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient Mediterranean

CLAS 315

| The Later Roman Empire: Law, Religion, and Society

CLAS 318

| Topics in Classical Culture

CLAS 361

| Special Study

CLAS 377

| Internship

CLAS 452

| Senior Exercise

CLAS 461

| Independent Study

GREK 101

| Elementary Greek I

GREK 102

| Elementary Greek II

GREK 201

| Intermediate Greek I

GREK 202

| Intermediate Greek I

GREK 308

| Homer and Hesiod

GREK 318

| Topics In Greek Literature

GREK 321

| Greek Historians

GREK 327

| Greek Drama

GREK 361

| Special Study

GREK 461

| Independent Study

LATN 101

| Elementary Latin I

LATN 102

| Elementary Latin II

LATN 201

| Intermediate Latin I

LATN 202

| Intermediate Latin II

LATN 261

| Directed Study

LATN 312

| Roman Historians

LATN 314

| Later Latin Literature

LATN 321

| Elegy and Epigram

LATN 334

| Literature of the Late Republic

LATN 342

| Literature of the Roman Empire

LATN 348

| Ovid

LATN 353

| Roman Comedy

LATN 358

| Topics in Latin Literature

LATN 361

| Special Study

LATN 367

| Vergil