Classics Major

Classical Humanities Major

To complete the B.A. 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. GREK 201 and 202 are considered beyond the intermediate level.

These courses satisfy both the university core language requirement and the language requirement for the degree. Advanced placement credit is 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 B.A. degree in classical humanities is designed to give students breadth rather than specialization by focusing more on culture than literature. As with the B.A. 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.

The block schedule incorporates the New Core Curriculum requirements and is just one example of how to structure courses for a classical humanities major. You should see your Classical Humanities advisor each semester to work out the schedule that best suits your needs and interests. Note that most CLAS courses also fulfill core requirements, including some flags (some examples below have asterisks). This means that a second major with classical humanities (e.g. English, Psychology, Biology, Economics) is easy to accomplish.

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
CORE 000
First Year Seminar
3 SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES 3
CREATIVE PERSPECTIVES* 3 HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES* 3
THEOLOGY 111
Theological Foundations
3 PHILOSOPHY 100
Ethics as Intro. to Philosophy
3
ENGLISH 101 or 115
English Composition or Rhetoric
3 MATHEMATICAL PERSPECTIVES
3
Total 15 Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
LATIN 201 / GREEK 201
3 LATIN 202 / GREEK 202
3
NATURAL SCIENCE
Elective
3 CLASSICS*
Elective
3
THEOLOGY
Elective
3 ORAL COMMUNICATION FLAG*
Elective
3
HUMANITIES*
Elective
3 PHILOSOPHY
Elective
3
CLASSICS*
Elective
3 CLAS 205* or ENGL/FREN/ GERM/SPAN 205 Literature and the Moral Imagination
Total 15 Total 15

Junior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
LATIN 211
3 LATIN 212
3
CLASSICS*
Elective
3 CLASSICS*
Elective
3
QUANTITATIVE FLAG*
Elective
3 E/RandS*
Focus Elective
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE*
Elective
3 WRITING FLAG*
Elective
3
GENERAL
Elective
3 GENERAL
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Senior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
CLASSICS*
Elective
3 CLASSICS*
Elective
3
DIVERSITY FLAG*
Elective
3 GENERAL
ElectiveS
12
GENERAL
ElectiveS
9
Total 15 Total 15