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Emphasis - Classical Civilization

B.A. in Classics

Description

The B.A. in classics is an interdisciplinary degree involving the study of ancient Greek and Latin, literature in translation, history, classical archaeology, and art history.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the School of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

A major in classics for the B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours of Department of Classics courses, including 6 hours in the classics core (3 hours of Greek civilization from Clc 101, 307, 321, 340 or 341; 3 hours of Roman civilization from Clc 102, 308, 322, 313, or 314) and completion of the classics capstone requirement (Clc 490 or 491, or successful completion of an honors thesis in classics). At least 15 hours of the 30 must be taken at the 300 level or higher. Students must complete an emphasis in Greek, in Latin, or in classical civilization.

Other Academic Requirements

A minimum grade of C is required for all courses counting toward the major

Emphasis - Classical Civilization

Description

The B.A. in classics with an emphasis in classical civilization provides students with the basics in at least one of the ancient languages (ancient Greek and Latin) and introduces them to some of the important issues and questions regarding Greek and Roman art and archaeology, history, literature, myth, philosophy, and religion. Students have found successful careers in many different professions, including law, medicine, the ministry, teaching, museum curatorship, and exhibit design.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 6 hours of Gr courses at any level or 6 hours of Lat courses at any level. Up to 15 hours in Gr and Lat can count towards the major emphasis in classical civilization. Students must complete 3 hours at the 300 level or higher in each of the department's three classical civilization focus areas: A) Literature, B) History and Culture, and C) Art and Archaeology (see list below). Students must also complete 6 additional hours in one of the three focus areas to make a 9-hour area of concentration.

A) LITERATURE

B) HISTORY AND CULTURE

C) ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Other Academic Requirements

Students must achieve a grade of C or better in all course work counted for the major in classics with an emphasis in classical civilization.

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