Classics Major

To complete the B.A. degree in classics, 21 hours beyond the intermediate level in Latin or Greek are required, to which 12 hours of a second language are added. This second language may be the other ancient language, or it may be a modern one. Upper division language instruction is normally taught seminar style and routinely requires a research and writing component. There is also a two-semester capstone thesis requirement in the senior year.

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 Classics advisor each semester to work out the schedule that best suits your needs and interests.

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 MATHEMATICAL PERSPECTIVES 3
Foreign Language 101 3 Foreign Language 102 3
THEOLOGY 111
Theological Foundations
3 PHILOSOPHY 100
Ethics as Intro. to Philosophy
3
ENGLISH 101 or 115
English Composition or Rhetoric
3 CREATIVE PERSPECTIVES
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
LATIN 201 / GREEK 201
3 LATIN 201 / GREEK 201
Elective
3
SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES
Elective
3 NATURAL SCIENCE
Elective
3
Foreign Language 201 3 Foreign Language 202 3
THEOLOGY
Elective
3 PHILOSOPHY
Elective
3
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES Elective 3 HUMANITIES
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Junior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
LATIN / GREEK
Upper Division Electives
6 LATIN / GREEK
Upper Division Electives
6
WRITING FLAG
Elective
3 CLASSICS 205 or ENGL/FREN/
GERM/SPAN 205
Literature and the Moral Imagination
3
DIVERSITY FLAG
Elective
3 SOCIAL SCIENCE
Elective
3
QUANTITATIVE FLAG
Elective
3 GENERAL
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Senior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
LATIN / GREEK
Upper Division Electives
6 LATIN / GREEK
Upper Division Elective
3
CAPSTONE THESIS 3 CAPSTONE THESIS
3
ORAL COMMUNICATION FLAG
Elective
3 GENERAL
Electives
9
E/RandS
Focus Elective
3
GENERAL
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15