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Classical Studies Major with High School Teaching Licensure in Latin (CLAS)

AOS Code: U129

The Department of Classical Studies cooperates with the School of Education to prepare students for teaching Latin at the secondary level. The aim of the departmental program is three-fold:

  1. To promote proficiency in Latin by providing courses which focus on grammatical analysis and reading of Latin texts with understanding, and which cover a range of genres and authors;
  2. To make available a full variety of courses in literature, civilization, and advanced language training to ensure students a broad base of cultural and linguistic experiences;
  3. To promote an understanding of and appreciation for the Classical foundations of the Western tradition.


Minimum of 33 semester hours distributed as follows, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Latin (LAT) courses, and 9 hours at the 300 level or above, with three (3) hours in an advanced seminar (400 level or above):

  1. 6 s.h. in core courses: CCI 201, 202*
  2. 12 s.h. in Latin language, with at least 9 s.h. (three courses) at the 300 level or above
  3. 3 s.h. in LAT 531, Latin Grammar and Composition
  4. 3 s.h. in material culture chosen from CCI 212, 312, 314, 360, 365, 475, 512
  5. CCI 205*, and 3 additional s.h. in literature in translation chosen from:
    CCI 227, 228, 305, 306, 324, 325, 326, 405, 407, 502
  6. 3 s.h. in a related field chosen from:
    CCI 206, 240, 323, 330, 336, 340, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 490, or one of the above categories

*CCI 201 and 202 satisfy GHP/GPM; CCI 205 satisfies GPR.

In addition, students must meet additional requirements in General and Professional Education (see Teacher Education). For further information concerning these requirements students should consult with their advisor from the Department of Classical Studies.