Modified Major in Ancient History

Beginning with the Class of 2019


  • Two survey courses that establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history: one selected from CLST 14-15 and one selected from CLST 17-18.
  • One additional ancient history course selected from all remaining relevant offerings: CLST 11, 14-15, 17-18, 31.
  • CLST 19, to introduce students to advanced historical methodologies as well as to how research is designed and carried out.
  • One course, to be chosen in consultation with the major advisor, that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by ancient historians. Such courses are offered by departments such as Anthropology, Classics, Comparative Literature, and History.
  • One Greek or Latin course numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 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 courses listed above, one under the heading of an additional ancient history course (CLST 31) and one under the heading of a course that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by practicing ancient historians (CLST 30). No more than two courses from Classics Foreign Study Programs (regardless of whether a student participates in one or both) may count towards the modified major.

A modified major in Ancient History consists of the courses listed above AND five additional courses taken in one or more other departments or programs. All modified majors must be planned as a coherent whole. Students must submit a written statement to the Classics Department explaining their rationale for the courses selected for the modified major, and that statement must be approved by the Department.