Classical Studies: Classical Civilization

Classical Studies: Classical Civilization
Hours44 - 46 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Emphasizes Classical Civilization, with work in either Greek or Latin.
It is strongly recommended that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
requirement 6 Complete 1 option
Complete one of the following options:
option 6.2 Complete 2 groups
Latin option:
group 6.2.1 Complete 1 selection
Note: Greek 101, 102 and Latin 101, 102, 111 may be waived with equivalent language experience.
Complete IHum 311: Advanced Writing in Comparative Arts and Humanities or another GE-approved Advanced Written and Oral Communication course.
requirement 7 Complete 1 option
Complete 6 hours from the following in the same language as above. In both languages the 302 course is the prerequisite for all 400-level prose courses in the same language and the 301 course is the prerequisite for all 400-level poetry courses in the same language. Concurrent enrollment will be permitted only in rare and special cases and must have the approval both of the classics section head and of the instructor of the 400-level course concerned.
Note: Greek 411R and Latin 411R may be taken only once.
Program Outcomes

Mechanics of the Greek or Latin language

With minimal and informed recourse to dictionaries, grammars, commentaries, and other translation aids, students will be able to read and comprehend the prose and poetry of Classical Greek and Latin authors. For example, they will be able to read and comprehend the writings of Caesar, Xenophon, Cicero, Plato, Homer, Vergil, and other Greek and Latin authors of comparable difficulty.

Interpretation and analysis of Greek or Latin texts

Students will demonstrate their ability to write analytical papers or the equivalent that apply close readings to Classical literary texts to develop and clearly express original interpretations of these texts.

Understanding and contextualizing Classical cultures

Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge and comprehension of the history, literature, philosophy, and visual arts of Greece from the Mycenaean civilization through the Hellenistic Age, and of Rome from the Regal Period to the decline of the Empire.