Classics Major: requirements

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Latin

  • Learning outcomes
    • Demonstrate knowledge of Latin language and literature
    • Identify and analyze characteristics of different types of texts and other primary evidence
    • Situate evidence about critical concepts, sites, events, and figures within their own historical and cultural context, and in connection or contrast with the contemporary world
    • Synthesize and evaluate arguments from secondary scholarship, and compose sustained, evidence-based written work
    • Discuss the goals, methods, and disciplinary history of Classical studies
  • Requirements: 
    • LATIN 1205 or 2201;
    • five courses in Latin numbered 2202 and above; at least of them must be at the 3000-level;
    • three CLASS courses The courses in Latin must include at least three at the 3000-level.

Classics major form: Latin

Greek

  • Learning outcomes
    • Demonstrate knowledge of Greek language and literature
    • Identify and analyze characteristics of different types of texts and other primary evidence
    • Situate evidence about critical concepts, sites, events, and figures within their own historical and cultural context, and in connection or contrast with the contemporary world
    • Synthesize and evaluate arguments from secondary scholarship, and compose sustained, evidence-based written work
    • Discuss the goals, methods, and disciplinary history of Classical studies
  • Requirements: 
    • Greek 2101;
    • five courses in Greek numbered 2102 or above; at least of them must be at the 3000-level;
    • three CLASS courses.

Classics major form: Greek

Classics (combined Latin and Greek emphases)

  • Learning outcomes
    • Demonstrate knowledge of Greek and Latin languages and literatures
    • Identify and analyze characteristics of different types of texts and other primary evidence
    • Situate evidence about critical concepts, sites, events, and figures within their own historical and cultural context, and in connection or contrast with the contemporary world
    • Synthesize and evaluate arguments from secondary scholarship, and compose sustained, evidence-based written work
    • Discuss the goals, methods, and disciplinary history of Classical studies
  • Requirements: 
    • six courses in Greek and Latin numbered 2101 or above with a minimum of two 3000-level courses in one language and one 3000-level course in the other;
    • three CLASS courses.

Classics major form: Classics

Classical Civilization

  • Learning outcomes
    • Situate evidence about critical concepts, sites, events, and figures within their own historical and cultural context, and in connection or contrast with the contemporary world
    • Synthesize and evaluate arguments from secondary scholarship, and compose sustained, evidence-based written work
    • Discuss the goals, methods, and disciplinary history of Classical studies
  • Requirements: 
    • two courses in ancient history;
    • two courses in classical art or archaeology;
    • twop courses on ancient literature in translation;
    • four additional CLASS courses.

Students are encouraged to take at least some courses in Greek and/or Latin, though this is not required. Classics major form: Classical Civilization.

Seminar Paper

For all tracks, one course must yield a seminar paper whose minimum length is either 3000 words or 10 double-spaced pages in 12-point font, to be completed by the end of the first semester of your senior year and approved by the DUS. Please consult your advisor or the DUS for information on qualifying courses.