Classics Major (B.A.)

A broad program in ancient civilization which studies the history, languages, literature, philosophy, art, religion, and daily life of the ancient Mediterranean world as seen through texts and artifacts.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements42
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements33
Free Electives42-36
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Classics Major Required Courses
HUMN 281Greek Civilization3
HUMN 282Roman Civilization3
Classics Elective Courses
Language Courses
Select five classes from the Language Courses list (see below)15
Electives
Select 12 credits from the Electives list (see below) 112
Total Credits33

Language Courses

Select one of the following:
GREK 301Greek New Testament3
GREK 302Greek Epic Poetry3
GREK 351Attic Orators3
GREK 352Greek Tragedy3
GREK 361Greek Historians3
GREK 371Greek Philosophers3
GREK 372Greek Lyric Poets3
GREK 374Hesoid3
GREK 390Selected Readings in Ancient Greek3
GREK 410Greek Composition3
LATN 301Latin Literature of the Republic3
LATN 302Latin Literature of the Golden Age3
LATN 303Latin Literature of the Silver Age3
LATN 304Latin Literature of the Middle Ages3
LATN 401Latin Composition3
LATN 410Advanced Latin Grammar3
LATN 411Roman Letter Writing3
LATN 412Roman Drama3
LATN 414Roman Lyric Poetry3
LATN 415Roman Biography3
LATN 419Methods of Teaching Latin3
LATN 445Linguistic History of the Latin Language3
LATN 451Roman Historians3
LATN 453The Epic and Vergil3
LATN 454Lucretius and Ancient Science3
LATN 455Ovid3
LATN 461Caesar: End of the Republic3
LATN 462Roman Satire3
LATN 464The Elegy3
LATN 470Senior Seminar3
LATN 475Study Abroad3
LATN 478Special Topics in Advanced Latin Readings3
LATN 484Cicero: Ancient Philosophy3
Select four of the following:
GREK 101Beginning Greek I3
GREK 102Beginning Greek II3
GREK 201Intermediate Greek I3
GREK 202Intermediate Greek II3
GREK 301Greek New Testament3
GREK 302Greek Epic Poetry3
GREK 351Attic Orators3
GREK 352Greek Tragedy3
GREK 361Greek Historians3
GREK 371Greek Philosophers3
GREK 372Greek Lyric Poets3
GREK 374Hesoid3
GREK 390Selected Readings in Ancient Greek3
GREK 410Greek Composition3
LATN 101Beginning Latin I3
LATN 102Beginning Latin II3
LATN 150Intensive Beginning Latin6
LATN 205Intermediate Latin I3
LATN 206Intermediate Latin II3
LATN 301Latin Literature of the Republic3
LATN 302Latin Literature of the Golden Age3
LATN 303Latin Literature of the Silver Age3
LATN 304Latin Literature of the Middle Ages3
LATN 401Latin Composition3
LATN 410Advanced Latin Grammar3
LATN 411Roman Letter Writing3
LATN 412Roman Drama3
LATN 414Roman Lyric Poetry3
LATN 415Roman Biography3
LATN 419Methods of Teaching Latin3
LATN 445Linguistic History of the Latin Language3
LATN 451Roman Historians3
LATN 453The Epic and Vergil3
LATN 454Lucretius and Ancient Science3
LATN 455Ovid3
LATN 461Caesar: End of the Republic3
LATN 462Roman Satire3
LATN 464The Elegy3
LATN 470Senior Seminar3
LATN 475Study Abroad3
LATN 478Special Topics in Advanced Latin Readings3
LATN 484Cicero: Ancient Philosophy3

Electives

Select 6-12 credits from the following:
HUMN 211Classicism and American Culture3
HUMN 313Aegean Art and Archaeology3
or ARHT 313 Aegean Art and Archaeology
HUMN 314Greek Art3
HUMN 315Roman Art3
HUMN 321Early Medieval Art: Early Christian, Byzantine Early Medieval3
HUMN 351The City in Antiquity3
HUMN 361Special Topics in Mediterranean Archaeology3
HUMN 362Field Methods in Mediterranean Archaeology3-6
HUMN 384Introduction to Roman Law3
PHIL 331History of Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy3
Select 0-6 credits from the following:
HUMN 115Troy and the Trojan War3
HUMN 181Introduction to Classical Archaeology3
HUMN 182English Vocabulary: Classical Roots3
HUMN 201General Humanities I (to 1400)3
HUMN 209Introduction to Greek and Roman Religion3
HUMN 283Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Ancient World3
HUMN 285Mythology3
HUMN 288Mythic Traditions3
HUMN 290Special Topics in Greek and Roman Literature and Culture3
HUMN 310History of Criticism3
HUMN 320Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Humanities3
HUMN 332Special Topics in Ancient History (Greece, Rome, W. Asia, N. Africa, Europe)3
HUMN 355Alexander the Great: Legend and Legacy3
HUMN 357The Roman Republic3
HUMN 358Cleopatra3
HUMN 359Rome in the Age of Augustus3
HUMN 360The Roman Empire3
HUMN 381Africa in Classical Antiquity3
HUMN 383Women in Antiquity3
HUMN 454Lucretius and Ancient Science3
HUMN 470Seminar in Classical Humanities3
HUMN 490Principles of Mythic Symbolism3
GREK 101Beginning Greek I3
GREK 102Beginning Greek II3
GREK 201Intermediate Greek I3
GREK 202Intermediate Greek II3
GREK 301Greek New Testament3
GREK 302Greek Epic Poetry3
GREK 351Attic Orators3
GREK 352Greek Tragedy3
GREK 361Greek Historians3
GREK 371Greek Philosophers3
GREK 372Greek Lyric Poets3
GREK 374Hesoid3
GREK 390Selected Readings in Ancient Greek3
GREK 410Greek Composition3
LATN 101Beginning Latin I3
LATN 102Beginning Latin II3
LATN 150Intensive Beginning Latin6
LATN 205Intermediate Latin I3
LATN 206Intermediate Latin II3
LATN 301Latin Literature of the Republic3
LATN 302Latin Literature of the Golden Age3
LATN 303Latin Literature of the Silver Age3
LATN 304Latin Literature of the Middle Ages3
LATN 401Latin Composition3
LATN 410Advanced Latin Grammar3
LATN 411Roman Letter Writing3
LATN 412Roman Drama3
LATN 414Roman Lyric Poetry3
LATN 415Roman Biography3
LATN 419Methods of Teaching Latin3
LATN 445Linguistic History of the Latin Language3
LATN 451Roman Historians3
LATN 453The Epic and Vergil3
LATN 454Lucretius and Ancient Science3
LATN 455Ovid3
LATN 461Caesar: End of the Republic3
LATN 462Roman Satire3
LATN 464The Elegy3
LATN 470Senior Seminar3
LATN 475Study Abroad3
LATN 478Special Topics in Advanced Latin Readings3
LATN 484Cicero: Ancient Philosophy3

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
World Language 1 (LATN/GREK sequence) 3
HUMN 281 Greek Civilization 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics 3
World Language 2 (LATN/GREK sequence) 3
HUMN 282 Roman Civilization 3
LATN/GREK course 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science 3
Major Elective course 3
LATN/GREK course 3
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
World Cultures course 3
LATN/GREK course 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
LATN/GREK course 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
LATN/GREK course 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Major Elective course 3
Major Elective course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Major Elective course 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120