Culminating Experience

Students majoring in the Department of Classics may fulfill their Culminating Experience requirement in one of four ways:

A. Complete a Senior Honors Project (requires prior approval from the Classics Department)

B. Complete both the Greece and the Rome Foreign Study Programs

C. Complete a Classics-related internship (for example, at the Hood Museum) together with an independent study course related to the internship.

D. Complete an extra course within the department, and complete a substantial paper (c. 20-25 pages in length) or equivalent project in conjunction with that course. 

About completing the Culminating Experience with an internship

1. The internship and course must be undertaken during the junior or senior year.

2. The independent study course requires prior approval by the  Classics Department, which means that the student is responsible for submitting a proposal to the chair of the department during the term prior to the internship term. Students are advised to begin talking to a potential faculty advisor for the project well in advance. Once approval is given, the student will be issued permission to register for CLST 85.

3. The independent study class will include the work undertaken as part of the internship, but is not limited to that; it can and should include additional study and research on matters related to the internship.

About completing the Culminating Experience with an extra course

  1. The course designated for the Culminating Experience must be taken during the junior or senior year.
  2. If the course designated as a Culminating Experience does not normally require a substantial paper or project, the student must make arrangements with the instructor to add one to the standard requirements for the course. If the course normally requires a shorter paper or smaller project, the paper or project required to fulfill the Culminating Experience may replace the shorter one, at the discretion of the instructor.
  3. In all cases, the student must inform the instructor of the plan to use the course for the Culminating Experience before the end of the first week of term.
  4. A list of course that are eligible to be selected for the Culminating experience is provided annually by the Classics Department. For 2018-19, the list is below. Students who have a particular desire to do their CE with a course not on this list must gain prior approval from the Classics Department.

Fall 2018

CLST 11.11/COLT 64.03: War Stories (INT or LIT/CI) - Stewart - 12

CLST 24: Etruscan and Early Roman Archaeology: The Rise of Rome (SOC/W) - Ulrich - 2

GRK 29: New Testament (TMV/W) - Whaley - 2

LAT 20: Vergil - Glauthier - 10A

Winter 2019

CLST 17/HIST 94: Roman History: The Republic (SOC:WCul:W) - Stewart - 12

CLST 22: Greek Classical Archaeology: City-States and Panhellenic Sanctuaries (ART:WCult:W) - Kramer - 11

GRK 30.06: Aristophanes and Plautus - Stewart - 10A

LAT 30.06: Aristophanes and Plautus - Stewart - 10A

Spring 2019

         CLST 19: Methods and Theory in Ancient History  (SOC; WCult: W) - Arcenas - 12

GRK 20: Homer (LIT/W) - Angelopoulou - 2

LAT 26.02: Satire and Humor - (LIT/W) - Graver - 10A

Please check back periodically for changes/updates, as the schedule of course listings is subject to revision.