Classics Concentrations

Classical Humanities

To complete the A.B. degree in classical humanities, completion of the intermediate level of either Latin or Greek is required, to which six credits of work beyond the intermediate level are added.

These courses satisfy both the university core language requirement and the language requirement for the degree. Test out and advanced placement are possible. The degree candidate selects an additional eighteen hours from among courses in classical humanities, which include archaeology, ancient art, culture, history, mythology and literature in translation.

The A.B. degree in classical humanities is designed to give students breadth rather than specialization by focusing more on culture than literature. As with the A.B. classics major, this major strongly challenges the student to apply principles of examination of ancient society to contemporary problems and debates.

To earn a minor in classical humanities, students must complete 18 hours of classical culture courses. In addition, a 2.500 cumulative average must be maintained in the classical culture courses.

See the listings below in Portable Document Format.

Freshman Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
LATIN / GREEK 101
Elementary 1 Latin or Greek
3 LATIN / GREEK 102
Elementary II Latin or Greek
3
HISTORY I 3 HISTORY II 3
MATH
Elective
3 MATH
Elective
3
THEOLOGY 111
Theological Foundations
3 PHILOSOPHY 100
Ethics as Intro. to Philosophy
3
ENGLISH 101 or 115
English Composition or Rhetoric
3 LITERATURE
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
LATIN / GREEK
Elective
3 LATIN / GREEK
Elective
3
SCIENCE
Elective
3 SCIENCE
Elective
3
THEOLOGY
Scrip/Hist or Christ Sys Elective
3 PHILOSOPHY 290
Theory of Knowledge
3
Cultural Diversity Elective 1 CLASSICS
Elective
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE Elective 3 SOCIAL SCIENCE Elective 3
CLASSICS
Elective
3    
Total 16 Total 15

Junior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
LATIN / GREEK
Upper Division Course or Elective
3 LATIN / GREEK
Upper Division Course or Elective
3
THEOLOGY
Ethics or Rel/Cult Elective
3 PHILOSOPHY
Elective
3
CLASSICS
Elective
3 CLASSICS
Elective
3
GENERAL
Electives
6 ENGLISH 205
Literature & the Moral Imagination
3
    GENERAL
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Senior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
GENERAL
Elective
3 CLASSICS
Elective
3
FINE ARTS
Elective
3 GENERAL
Elective
3
SCIENCE
Elective
3 GENERAL
Elective
3
CLASSICS
Elective
3 GENERAL
Elective
3
E/R & S FOCUS Elective 3 GENERAL
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15