Major in Ancient History

Beginning with the Class of 2019

Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Three additional ancient history courses selected from all remaining relevant offerings: CLST 11, 14-15, 17-18, 31. CLST 11 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered. Students are encouraged to explore modes of historical analysis with varied foci, e.g., gender, slavery, law, sports, regional histories.
  • CLST 19, to introduce students to advanced historical methodologies as well as to how research is designed and carried out.
  • CLST 6, to provide an overview of the chronology and geography of the Classical world and to introduce students to the methodologies of archaeology.
  • 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.
  • Two Greek or Latin courses 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.
  • 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 under the heading of additional ancient history courses (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 any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the major. (Three courses can be counted by participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs, two under the heading of additional ancient history courses and one under the heading of a course that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by practicing ancient historians.)