Classical Studies: Classics

Classical Studies: Classics
Hours51 - 67 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Emphasizes Greek and Latin literature and language, with some work in Classical Civilization.
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 3 Complete 5 courses
Greek courses (note: Greek 101, 102 may be waived with equivalent language experience):
requirement 4 Complete 1 option
Latin courses (note: Latin 101, 102 or 111 may be waived with equivalent language experience):
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.
Complete IHum 311: Advanced Writing in Comparative Arts and Humanities or another GE-approved Advanced Written and Oral Communication course.
requirement 9 Complete 9.0 hours from the following option(s)
Complete three additional courses (at least one Greek and one Latin) from the following:
option 9.1 Complete up to 9.0 hours from the following course(s)
option 9.2 Complete up to 9.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: Greek 411R, Latin 411R, and Cl Cv 340R may be counted only once each toward major requirements.
Program Outcomes

Mechanics of the Greek and Latin languages

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. Students will be able to compose Greek and/or Latin sentences and paragraphs in imitation of the style of Classical Greek and Latin masters.

Interpretation and analysis of Greek and 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.