Classical Studies

Programs

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Classical Studies

This major requires that the student have either a minimum of three years in either Latin or Greek or two years of both Latin and Greek. Other classes will be selected from archaeology, history, philosophy, and world literature. These courses will provide a broad perspective on Greek and Roman civilization, while the facility that the student develops with the classical languages allows them to use primary source material in their studies.

Requirements (120 hours)

  • General Education (41 hours)-including Archaeology 400 or History 490 or Philosophy/Religion 499.
  • Major (33 hours)
    • At least 4 courses in Latin or Greek at 200 or above
    • At least 4 courses from Art History 250; History 311, 312; Interdisciplinary 250, 325; Philosophy 211; Religion 210, 330.
    • At least three courses from among Archaeology 105, 106, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 320, 395, 492.
    • Other courses may be substituted upon approval of the Classical Studies Committee. The courses in Greek or Latin, which satisfy the major requirement, also satisfy the University's foreign language requirements.
  • Electives (46 hours)

B.A. in Classical Studies and a Concentration in Language and Literature

This program is recommended for students who intend to do graduate work in the classics. Students are required to complete additional course work in classical literature and develop facility in both Greek and Latin.

Requirements

  • General Education (41 hours)-including Archaeology 400 or History 490 or Philosophy/Religion 499.
  • Major (36 hours)
    • At least seven courses in the classical languages numbered 200 or above; also must include courses in both Greek and Latin-students choose an area of primary competence in one classical language (Greek or Latin) and an area of secondary competence in the other classical languages (or in the other classical language and Hebrew).
      • Primary competence: at least four courses numbered 200 or above
      • Secondary competence: at least two course numbered 200 or above or Greek/Latin 211 and Hebrew 112.
    • At least 4 courses from Art History 250; History 311, 312; Interdisciplinary 250, 325; Philosophy 211; Religion 210, 330.
    • At least three courses from among Archaeology 105, 106, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 320, 395, 492.
    • Other courses may be substituted upon approval of the Classical Studies Committee. The courses in Greek or Latin, which satisfy the major requirement, also satisfy the University's foreign language requirements.
  • Electives (43 hours)

Minors in Classical Studies or Classical Languages

Students generally combine these minors with such majors as archaeology, literature, history, biblical studies, English, foreign languages, or pre-law.

Classical Studies Minor Requirements (18 hours)

Classical studies minors acquire competence in either Greek or Latin. These courses, which satisfy the minor requirements, also satisfy the University's foreign language requirement.

  • At least three courses in Greek or Latin numbered 200 or above
  • At least two courses from Archaeology 105, 106, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 320, 395, 492
  • At least one course from Art History 250; History 311, 312; Interdisciplinary 250, 325; Philosophy 211; or Religion 210, 330.

Classical Languages Minor Requirements

Classical languages minors develop facility in both Greek and Latin language and literature (with the option of ancient Hebrew as well).

  • Primary competence: at least four courses numbered 200 or above
  • Secondary competence: at least two course numbered 200 or above or Greek/Latin 211 and Hebrew 112.