Classics, B.A.

Program Learning Goals in Classics

Students will:

  1. Communicate skillfully and effectively in both English and either Greek or Latin:
    1. engage in effective interpretive reading;
    2. engage in effective presentational speaking (English only);
    3. engage in effective presentational writing.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge about ancient Mediterranean societies and their cultural products:
    1. demonstrate knowledge of ancient Mediterranean cultural products such as art, literature, music, popular culture, tradition, and customs.
    2. demonstrate knowledge of how the history, politics, religion, or geography of ancient Mediterranean societies relate to their cultures and connect to each other.
    3. read and analyze ancient Mediterranean cultural texts.
  3. Demonstrate emerging intercultural competence:
    1. demonstrate an awareness of the interplay of personal identity and culture.
    2. interpret an event, cultural product, or issue from the perspective of a worldview outside their own.

Major Requirements

36 credit hours in either concentration.

Classical Languages Concentration:

Nine 3-credit courses in GK and/or LT at any level; as well as the courses listed below:

CL 301TOPICS IN ANCIENT GREEK HISTORY

3

or

CL 302TOPICS IN ROMAN HISTORY

3

 

CL 410CAPSTONE SEMINAR

3

CL ELECOne Classics elective

3

 

Classical Studies Concentration:

Six 3-credit courses in GK and/or LT at any level, as well as the courses outlined below:

One of the following:

CL 220CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY

3

CL 250CLASSICAL DRAMA IN ENGLISH

3

CL 330BARBARIANS: CONSTRUCTING THE SELF AND OTHER IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

3

or another approved literature course;

Two of the following:

CL 301TOPICS IN ANCIENT GREEK HISTORY

3

CL 302TOPICS IN ROMAN HISTORY

3

HS 205WOMEN IN ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME

3

HS 305ROME: CITY OF EMPERORS, POPES, AND SAINTS

3

AH 317GREEK AND ROMAN ART

3

or another approved CL, HS, or AH course;

Two of the following:

PL 210ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY

3

TRS 200HEBREW BIBLE

3

TRS 205NEW TESTAMENT

3

TRS 301ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE BIBLE

3

TRS 316THE RABBIS ON SEX AND GENDER

3

TRS 329SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHRISTIAN HISTORY

1 to 3

or another approved PL or TRS course

Required Course

CL 410CAPSTONE SEMINAR

3

CL 410 fulfills the capstone requirement for either track in the major and should be completed during the student’s junior or senior year.