Undergraduate Program (BA)

Classical Humanities

Classical Humanities is the perfect blend of contemporary studies and classical thought—bringing the insights of the Romans and Greeks to your modern world, life and career. Focus on the art, language, history and magic of Classic Cultures, and connect past to present in this prestigious program.

Sample Four-Year Classical Humanities Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Latin 101 or Greek 101 3
Creative Perspective 3
Philosophy 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
English 101: English Composition 3
First Year Seminar 3
Core 101: GOA 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Latin 102 or Greek 102 3
Classics Elective 3
Theology 111: Theological Foundations 3
Historical Perspective 3
Mathematical Perspective 3
Core 102: GOA 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
Latin 201 or Greek 201 3
Writing Intense Elective 3
Philosophy 200: Philosophical Perspectives 3
Scientific Perspective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Latin 202 or Greek 202 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Theological Perspective 3
English 205: Literature and Moral Imagination 3
Social Science Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Latin 211 or Classics Elective 3
Classics Elective 3
Diversity Elective 3
Oral Communications Elective 3
Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Latin 212 or Classic Elective 3
Classics Elective 3
E/RS Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Classic Elective 3
Classic Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 4
Second Semester Semester Hours
Classic Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

MBA

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This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Classical Humanities major at Xavier:

Elementary Latin I (LATN 101) - The ancient Latin language. Syntax, vocabulary, and morphology. The skills necessary to read Latin.

Elementary Greek I (GREK 101) - One semester. The ancient Greek language. syntax, vocabulary, and morphology. The skills necessary to read ancient Greek.

Rhetoric (ENGL 115) - Intensive theoretical and practical study of discourse. For students who have acquired basic writing skills.

Theory of Knowledge (PHIL 290) - An introduction to philosophical questions regarding knowledge, truth, and science by way of Descartes’s Discourse on Method and other texts.

97% of Xavier graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within six months of graduation.

97%

of Xavier graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within six months of graduation.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE

SEE THE WORLD

Study abroad in Greece, where you can take for-credit courses in theology, social sciences and fine arts. Course work is prepared beforehand and presented onsite, so if your presentation is about the Parthenon, you'll give your presentation at the Parthenon.

GET INVOLVED

The Senior Classical League sponsors play readings, lectures and professional conferences on campus, while the Cincinnati chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America hosts lectures for the region. You can also participate alongside the Institute in archaeological digs.

STUDENT RESEARCH

With the help of faculty, you can complete high-level research projects and present findings at student conferences such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and the Miami Undergraduate Conference in Classics.

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