Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for the Classics Major – Classical Civilization Concentration. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult your advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about the degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.

Classics 4-Year Schedule


Requirements

Total Credits

33 credits

Required Courses (9 credits)
  • Classic 170 - Classical Mythology, 3 credits
  • Classic 201 - Introduction to Greek Life and Literature, 3 credits
  • Classic 202 - Introduction to Roman Life and Literature, 3 credits
Other Required Courses (9 credits)

Nine additional credits in Classic (not Greek or Latin) courses at the 300 level or above.

Electives (15 credits)

For the remaining credits, students may choose from among any Classic, Greek, or Latin courses. Up to 6 credits of these elective courses may include approved courses in related disciplines (see list of approved courses below). A minimum of 15 credits in all courses taken for the major must be taken at the 300 level or above.

  • ArtHist 312 - Minoan and Mycenaean Art and Archaeology, 3 credits
  • ArtHist 313 - Greek Art and Archaeology, 3 credits
  • ArtHist 315 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, 3 credits
  • ArtHist 316 - Roman Art and Archaeology, 3 credits
  • ArtHist 412 - Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece, 3 credits
  • ArtHist 413 - Greek Sculpture, 3 credits
  • ArtHist 414 - Greek Vase Painting, 3 credits
  • ArtHist 416 - Roman Architecture, 3 credits
  • Hebr St 236 - The Biblical World, 3 credits
  • Hebr St/Hist 274 - Ancient Egyptian Civilization, 3 credits
  • Hist 201 - The Ancient World: The Near East and Greece, 3 credits
  • Hist 202 - The Ancient World: The Roman Republic and Empire, 3 credits
  • Hist 303 - A History of Greek Civilization: The Greek City-State, 3 credits
  • Hist 304 - A History of Greek Civilization: The Age of Alexander the Great, 3 credits
  • Hist 307 - A History of Rome: The Republic, 3 credits
  • Hist 308 - A History of Rome: The Empire, 3 credits
  • Hist 370 - Topics in the History of Religious Thought: “Paganism in the Ancient World” subtitle, 3 credits
  • Hist 371 - Topics in European History: “Rome in the Age of Constantine – Society and Culture” subtitle, 3 credits
  • Hist 398 - Honors Seminar: "Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire" subtitle; “Medicine and Healing in Ancient Greece and Rome” subtitle, 3 credits
  • Philos 430 - History of Ancient Philosophy, 3 credits
  • Philos 550 (450) - Plato, 3 credits
  • Philos 551 (451) - Aristotle, 3 credits
  • Philos 552 (452) - Special Topics in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: (with appropriate subtitle), 3 credits


Additional Requirement (L&S Research Requirement)

Students must complete the L&S research requirement in the context of a Classic, Greek, or Latin course of their choosing at the 300 level or above, under the supervision of the instructor of that course.

GPA Requirements

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.000 GPA on all credits in the major, including any transfer work.