Major in Classical Archaeology

Prior to the Class of 2018

Prerequisite: CLST 6, GRK or LAT 3, or equivalent.

Requirements:

  • One course in ancient history selected from CLST 14, CLST 15, CLST 17 or CLST 18, or CLST 19.
  • Three courses in Classical Archaeology selected from CLST 20-26.
  • Two courses from the Greek or Roman Foreign Study Programs (CLST 29, CLST 30, CLST 31).
  • Two courses in ancient Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11).
  • Two additional courses selected from: all remaining Classical Studies offerings, CLST 2 or higher; courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11); ARTH 20, ARTH 21, ARTH 22, or ARTH 25.
  • Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement (description following all major and minor requirement listings).

Notes:
The proposed changes are intended to update the requirements to (1) ensure that all Classical archaeology majors take the relevant methodology course (CLST 6) and (2) reflect the addition of special topics courses in ancient history (CLST 11) and Classical archaeology (CLST 12). Furthermore, the current description leaves some ambiguities with respect to counting courses from the Department's FSPs toward the major. Finally, the current description of the major does not clearly signal the status of CLST 12, Greek 30 and Latin 22, 24, 26, 30 as topics courses that can be taken more than once.

Beginning with the Class of 2019

Prerequisite: CLST 6, to provide an overview of the chronology and geography of the Classical world and to introduce students to the methodologies of archaeology.

Requirements:

  • Three courses in Classical archaeology selected from CLST 12, 20-26. Students are encouraged to study the archaeology of both Greece and Rome. CLST 12 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • One course in ancient history, selected from CLST 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19. This course helps establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and introduces students to historical methodologies.
  • Two courses from the Greece or Rome Foreign Study Programs (CLST 30, 31).
  • Two courses in ancient Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11 ). Greek 30, and Latin 22, 24, 26, 30 are topics courses that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Two additional courses, to be chosen in consultation with the major advisor, that can develop skills and methodologies useful to and employed by Classical archaeologists, selected from Classical Studies offerings numbered 2 or higher (except CLST 7); courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11 ); Art History 11.01, 11.02, 12.01.
  • Completion of Culminating Experience requirement.

No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the major. (Four courses can be counted from participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs.)