Classics is the study of the unmatched achievements of ancient Greeks and Romans in literature, politics, language, philosophy, art, law, religion, sports, and technology achievements by which they laid the basis for much of Western civilization today. Thanks to a strong and diverse faculty, students have the opportunity to learn about the realities of life in a culturally complex world in which not everyone was a king and every activity was not the sole province of men. 

 

Degree Concentrations

We offer four different undergraduate concentrations leading to a BA in Classics:

Classical Civilization

This degree combines the study of ancient language with ancient civilization. Students are required to take:

  • LAT or GRK 2010 (and the previous courses in the sequence, if necessary)
  • CLA 1010 (Classical Civilization) and CLA 2000 (Greek Mythology)
  • CLA 3150 (Athens and the Ancient Greek World) and CLA 3700 (The Golden Age of Rome)
  • CLA 3800 (Greek literature) and CLA 3825 (Latin Literature)
  • PHI 2100 (Ancient Philosophy)
  • Two courses in Ancient art hsitory
  • At least 5 credits of electives

Latin

The degree in Latin focuses on language study. Students are required to take:

  • 24 credits of Latin (LAT 1010 and 1020 do not count toward these credits)
  • CLA 1010 (Classicial Civilization) and CLA 2000 (Greek Mythology)
  • 1 CLA course numbered 2000 or above
  • CLA 3825 (Survey of Latin Literature)

Ancient Greek

This degree also concentrates on language study.  Students are required to take:

  • 24 credits of Ancient Greek (GKA 1010 and 1020 do not count toward these credits)
  • CLA 1010 (Classicial Civilization) and CLA 2000 (Greek Mythology)
  • 1 CLA course numbered 2000 or above
  • CLA 3800 (Survey of Greek Literature)

Ancient Greek and Latin

This degree focuses on the study of both ancient languages.  Students are required to take:

  • 16 credits of their first language (GKA or LAT; 1010 and 1020 do not count toward these credits)
  • 16 credits in their second language (GKA or LAT;  all courses count toward the requirement)
  • CLA 1010 (Classicial Civilization) and CLA 2000 (Greek Mythology)
  • either CLA 3800 (Greek literature) or CLA 3825 (Survey of Latin Literature)

Minors

Students can also pursue five different Minors.

  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin
  • Ancient Greek and Latin
  • Classical Civilization
  • Modern Greek Studies

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