Modified Major in Classical Studies

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:

  • One course in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 31. This course helps establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and introduces students to historical methodologies. CLST 11 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • One course in Classical archaeology selected from Classical Studies 12, 20-26, 30. This course helps establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman material culture and introduces student to archaeological methodologies.
  • One course in Classical literature, philosophy, or 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 ). This course helps establish a general knowledge of languages, literature, and systems of thought in ancient Greece and Rome and introduces students to the methodologies used in studying that subject matter.
  • One additional course selected from all remaining Classical Studies offerings (except CLST 7) and 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 the 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 modified major. (1bree courses can be counted by participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs.)

A modified major in Classical Studies 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.