Discontinued Program - Classical Studies

Classical Studies
Program Code:
5652 Classical Studies
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Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
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Department of Romance and Classical Studies

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Arts and Letters

Department of Romance and Classical Studies

Undergraduate Programs
Classical Studies

Classical Studies has natural linkages to many disciplines in the liberal arts including anthropology, history, linguistics, philosophy, religious studies, theatre, and the areas of late antiquity and pre-modern studies. Students who select this degree program will explore the many facets of the various cultures of late antiquity and the pre-modern world including religion, politics, law, languages, literatures, arts, architecture and intellectual life. They will become more intellectually aware and meaningfully engaged with their world.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classical Studies

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Classical Studies major is met by completing any two of the following courses:  Classical Studies 333, 360, 400, 412, 460, Greek 302, 304, 311, 321, 406, 408, 411, 421, or Latin 306, 308, 311, 321, 406, 408, 411 or 421. Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

    The completion of Greek 304 or 321, or Latin 204, 221, or 224 satisfies the College’s requirement of second-year competency in a foreign language.
  3.  The following requirements for the major:
    a. One of the following concentrations:  
      Classical Civilization and Culture (24 to 26 credits):  
      (1) Four of the following courses (12 credits):  
        CLA 140 Greek and Roman Mythology 3
        CLA 190 Introduction to Classics 3
        CLA 201 The Greek and Roman World in Film 3
        CLA 309 Greek Civilization 3
        CLA 310 Roman Civilization 3
        CLA 333 Roman Law (W) 3
        CLA 360 Ancient Novel in English Translation (W) 3
        CLA 491 Topics in Classical Studies 3
      (2) Three of the following courses (9 to 11 credits):  
        HA 401 Greek art and Archaeology 3
        HA 402 Roman Art and Archaeology 3
        HST 330 Ancient History to 200 BCE 3
        HST 331 Ancient Roman History 200 BCE to 500 BCE 3
        HST 419 Studies in Ancient History 3
        HST 481 Seminar in Ancient History (W) 3
        PHL 210 Ancient Greek Philosophy 3
        PHL 410 Plato   4
        PHL 411 Aristotle 4
      (3) One of the following courses (3 credits):  
        CLA 400 Senior Seminar: Women in Ancient Greece and Rome (W) 3
        CLA 412 Senior Seminar: Greek and Roman Religion (W) 3
        CLA 460 Senior Seminar: Love and Desire In the Ancient World (W) 3
      Classical Languages and Literature (24 credits):  
      Complete either a total of 18 credits in Latin and 6 credits in Greek; or 12 credits in Latin and 12 credits in Greek selected from the following courses:  
      GRK 302 Homer and Greek Epic Poetry (W) 3
      GRK 304 Plato and the Sophists (W) 3
      GRK 311 Greek Lyric Poetry and the Ionian World (W) 3
      GRK 321 Lysias and Attic Oratory (W) 3
      GRK 406 Senior Seminar: Aristophanes and Euripides (W) 3
      GRK 408 Senior Seminar: Thucydides and the Fall of Athens (W) 3
      GRK 411 Senior Seminar: Herodotus and Greek Historiography (W) 3
      GRK 421 Senior Seminar: Sophocles (W) 3
      LTN 206 Nepos and Latin Prose 3
      LTN 208 Catullus and Lucretius 3
      LTN 211 Livy and Roman Historiography 3
      LTN 221 Virgil and Latin Poetry 3
      LTN 306 The Works of Cicero (W) 3
      LTN 308 Roman Comedy (W) 3
      LTN 311 Augustine and His Age (W) 3
      LTN 321 The Works of Ovid (W) 3
      LTN 406 Senior Seminar: Tacitus (W) 3
      LTN 408 Senior Seminar: Virgil (W) 3
      LTN 411 Senior Seminar: Petronius and Apuleius (W) 3
      LTN 421 Senior Seminar: Horace (W) 3
    b. Capstone experience. Students with a concentration in Classical Civilization and Culture will satisfy the capstone requirement by completing 1 credit in CLA 499 Senior Thesis, taken concurrently with a Classical Studies Seminar. Students with a concentration in Classical Languages and Literature will satisfy the capstone requirement by completing 1 credit in Latin 499 Senior Thesis or Greek 499 Senior Thesis, taken concurrently with  a Latin or Greek senior seminar.  
    c. Electives. Complete an additional 9 to 12 credits in any of the following disciplines: anthropology, classical studies, Greek, history, history of art, Latin, linguistics, philosophy, or theatre. The course work must be at the 300-400 level and approved by the student’s academic advisor as needed to meet the requirement of at least 34 but not more than 40 credits in courses in the major.