Track IV: Classical Civilization

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The major in Classical Civilization provides a highly flexible framework for the study of classical antiquity. It is ideal for students who are fascinated with the ancient world and are preparing for careers in fields other than Classics, such as law, medicine, teaching, writing, and business. While it may lay the foundation for graduate study in history, archaeology, and related fields, it does not provide adequate language preparation for direct entry into graduate programs in Classics. Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in Classics are advised to elect one of the first three major tracks.

  • Language: At least 3 credits.
    • All those preparing themselves for the major must take one language course.
    • Students with no prior knowledge of Greek or Latin may take one semester or more of the beginning sequence of either language (GREK 1013 or LATN 1014). Students who have studied Latin or Greek prior to entering the major may instead take a more advanced-level course in Latin (LATN 2114 or higher) or Greek (GREK 3113 or higher). Consult with the Latin Program Coordinator or the undergraduate faculty advisor to determine the right level for you.
    • Additional Greek or Latin courses may be substituted in place of literature, culture and thought, history, or art and archaeology courses.
  • Literature, Culture and Thought: At least 3 credits
    • CLAS 1010, 1020, 1030, 1100, 1110, 1115, 1120, 1140, 2020, 2100, 2110, 2610, 3400, 4040, 4110, 4120, 4130, 4140, 4840
    • PHIL 3000
  • History: At least 3 credits
    • CLAS 1051, 1061, 1071, 2041, 4021, 4031, 4041, 4061, 4071, 4081, 4091, 4761
  • Art and Archaeology: At least 3 credits
    • CLAS 1509, 2029, 2039, 2049, 3009, 3019, 3119, 4099, 4109, 4119, 4129, 4139, 4149, 4169, 4199, 4209, 4229, 4269, 4849
    • ARTH 4099, 4929, 4939