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Classical Studies Major (CLAS)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available concentrations and AOS Codes:
Classical Language & Literature, U357
Classical Civilization, U354
Classical Archaeology, U352
Classical Studies Major with Secondary Subject-Area Teacher Licensure in Latin, U129

The Department offers a B.A. in Classical Studies, with three distinct concentrations in Classical Language and Literature, Classical Civilization, and Classical Archaeology. All three concentrations offer a broad liberal arts experience that provides an excellent foundation for a variety of careers including law, business, government, journalism, and teaching.

The Classical Language and Literature concentration is designed to ensure a solid preparation in the chosen language and to acquaint students with those works that form the origin of European literature, history, and philosophy. This concentration prepares students for graduate work in the Classical languages and literature and for secondary school language teaching.

The Classical Civilization and Classical Archaeology concentrations provide a solid and wide-ranging background for understanding the origin and development of our Western ideas, values, languages, institutions, attitudes, and art. The Classical Civilization concentration is an excellent major for pre-law students, who should choose courses on Roman Civilization (CCI 202), Roman Law and Society (CCI 350), and Latin to fulfill major requirements. It is also an excellent second major for those interested in any area of primary or secondary school teaching. The Classical Archaeology concentration is intended especially for students wishing to pursue graduate work in Classical Archaeology. Students interested in other areas of archaeology should also consider the Special Program in Liberal Studies in Archaeology.

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Classical Studies Courses Meeting General Education Core Requirements (GEC) and College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

 

Fine Arts (GFA)
CCI 306, 312

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP/GPM)
CCI 201, 202, 211, 212, 240

Literature (GLT)
CCI 227, 228, 305, 324, 325, 326

Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Perspectives (GPR)
CCI 205, 321, 340, 350

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
CCI 102

Social and Behavioral Science (GSB)
CCI 207

College Foreign Language Requirements (GFL)
GRK 203, 204
LAT 203, 204

In addition, most CCI, GRK and LAT courses carry GL marker credit. CCI 312 carries GN marker credit.

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Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)
required for Classical Studies Teacher Licensure: CCI 205
For all other concentrations, student may select.

3

One additional GLT course
required for all concentrations (student may select)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)
required for Classical Language & Literature: CCI 201 or 202
required for Classical Archaeology: CCI 211 or 212
required for Classical Civilization: CCI 201 or 202
required for Classical Studies Teacher Licensure: CCI 202

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required for Classical Studies Teacher Licensure: HEA 201.
For all other concentrations, student may select.

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
Required: 6 hours in the same foreign language: GRK 203 and 204, or LAT 203 and 204; one CCI course carrying the GL or GN marker; and one additional GL/GN course selected by student. At least one course must carry the GN marker.

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses.

Category

S.H.

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
either a GHP/GPM or GMO course

3

Natural Sciences
one additional GNS/GLS or GPS course

3–4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
one additional GSB course

3

Foreign Language (GFL)
required: intermediate-level proficiency in one
language, demonstrated by placement test or by
completing course work through course number 204:

required for Classical Language and Literature: GRK or LAT 204
required for Classical Archaeology: GRK or LAT 204
required for Classical Civilization: GRK or LAT 204
required for Classical Studies Teacher Licensure: LAT 204

0–12

Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four WI courses

 

 

IV Major Requirements

Minimum 30 semester hours distributed as follows in one of the three possible concentrations. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA for courses in the major, and nine (9) hours at the 300 level or above, with three (3) hours in an advanced seminar (400 level or above). No more than 6 s.h. in CCI 401 and/or CCI 450 may be counted toward the major in Classical Studies.

Classical Language and Literature

  1. 6 s.h. in core courses: CCI 201, 202
  2. 12 s.h. in one language
    Greek—must include at least 1 course at or above the 300 level
    Latin—must include at least 3 courses at or above the 300 level
  3. 3 s.h. in material culture chosen from CCI 211, 212, 312, 313, 314, 360, 365, 475, 512
  4. 6 s.h. in literature in translation chosen from CCI 205, 227, 228, 305, 306, 321, 324, 325, 326, 405, 407, 502
  5. 3 s.h. in a related field chosen from CCI 206, 240, 323, 336, 340, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 401, 450, 490, or one of the above categories

Classical Civilization

  1. 6 s.h. in core courses: CCI 201, 202
  2. 3 s.h. in either Greek or Latin at or above the 204 level
  3. 3 s.h. in material culture chosen from CCI 211, 212, 312, 313, 314, 360, 365, 475, 512
  4. 9 s.h. in literature in translation chosen from CCI 205, 227, 228, 305, 306, 321, 324, 325, 326, 405, 407, 502
  5. 9 s.h. in a related field chosen from CCI 206, 240, 323, 330, 336, 340, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 401, 450, 490, or one of the above categories

Classical Archaeology

  1. 6 s.h. in core courses: CCI 211, 212
  2. 3 s.h. in either Greek or Latin at or above the 204 level
  3. 9 s.h. in material culture chosen from CCI 312, 313, 314, 360, 365, 475, 512
  4. 3 s.h. in literature in translation chosen from CCI 205, 227, 228, 305, 306, 321, 324, 325, 326, 405, 407, 502
  5. 9 s.h. in a related field chosen from CCI 206, 240, 323, 330, 336, 340, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 401, 450, 490, or one of the above categories

V Related Area Requirements

No specific courses required.

VI Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for degree.