Major in Classical Studies

Prior to the Class of 2018

Prerequisite: Two courses selected from Classical Studies 1, 4, 6; Latin 3; Greek 3.

Requirements:

  • Two courses in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 31.
  • Two courses in Classical archaeology selected from Classical Studies 20-26; 30.
  • Two courses in Classical languages and literature selected from Classical Studies 2 - 5, 10, and exclusive of the courses selected as prerequisites; courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11 ).
  • Two additional courses selected from: all remaining Classical Studies offerings, courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11); Art History 20, 21, 22, or 25; Comparative Literature 10 (when the content of the course focuses on Classical literature); Philosophy 11.
  • Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement (description following all major and minor requirement listings).

No more than two courses from a Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the major (four courses can be counted by participation on both the Greek and Rome FSP programs).

Beginning with the Class of 2019

Prerequisites: Two courses selected from Classical Studies 1, 4, 6; Latin 3; Greek 3. These courses provide an introduction to ancient Greece and Rome and the methodologies scholars employ in studying these cultures.

Requirements:

  • Two courses in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 11, 14, 15, 1 7, 18, 19, 31. These courses establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and introduce students to historical methodologies. CLST 11 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Two courses in Classical archaeology selected from Classical Studies 12, 20-26, 30. These courses establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman material culture and introduce students to archaeological methodologies. CLST 12 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Two courses in Classical literature, philosophy, and religion (exclusive of the courses identified as prerequisites), selected from Classical Studies 2-5, 10 and courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11 ). These courses establish a general knowledge of languages, literature, and systems of thought in ancient Greece and Rome and introduce students to the methodologies used in studying that subject matter. CLST 10, 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 selected from all remaining Classical Studies offerings (except CLST 7) ; courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11 ); Art History 11.01, 11.02, 12.01; courses in Comparative Literature numbered 10 or higher (when the content of the course focuses on Classical literature); Philosophy 11.
  • Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement.

    Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above courses, one in ancient history and one in Classical archaeology. No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the major. (Four courses can be counted by participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs.)