Classics Requirements

Professor Arieti; Associate Professor Siegel; Assistant Professor Irons

Chair: Janice F. Siegel


The requirements for a major in Greek are at least 30 hours, including

  • at least 12 hours in Greek above the 100-level (of which 6 hours must be in courses at the 300-level or above),
  • History 271,
  • Classical Studies 203,
  • the capstone course, Classical Studies 480
  • The additional hours may be selected from courses in Greek (at the 300-level or above), Latin, and Classical Studies; History 272; Visual Arts 204; Philosophy 210; and Government and Foreign Affairs 310.

The requirements for a major in Latin are at least 30 hours, including

  • at least 12 hours in Latin above the 100-level (of which 6 hours must be in courses at the 300-level or above),
  • History 272,
  • Classical Studies 204,
  • the capstone course, Classical Studies 480
  • The additional hours may be selected from courses in Latin (at the 300-level or above), Greek, and Classical Studies; History 271; Visual Arts 204; Philosophy 210; and Government and Foreign Affairs 310.

The requirements for a major in Greek and Latin are at least 36 hours, including

  • at least 12 hours in each language (of which 6 hours must be in courses at the 300-level or above),
  • History 271 and 272,
  • Classical Studies 203 and 204,
  • the capstone course, Classical Studies 480
  • The additional hours may be selected from courses in the Greek and Latin languages (at the 300-level or above); courses in Classical Studies; Visual Arts 204; Philosophy 210, and Government and Foreign Affairs 310.

The requirements for a major in Classical Studies are

  • at least 30 hours, including at least 6 hours of Greek or Latin above the 100-level,
  • the capstone course,
  • Classical Studies 480
  • The additional hours may be selected from courses in the Greek and Latin languages (if these are in the language used to satisfy the language portion of this major, they must be at the 300-level or above); courses in Classical Studies; History 271, 272; Visual Arts 204; Philosophy 210; and Government and Foreign Affairs 310.

For any of the majors, in the second semester of the junior year or the first semester of the senior year, students must enroll in Classical Studies 480 and a 300-level corequisite course in the major. The corequisite course must cover general material on which the capstone is based.

A minor in Greek or Latin requires 18 hours, including

  • at least 6 hours in the language at the 300-level or above.
  • The remaining 12 hours may be selected from the following: courses in Greek or Latin (if they are in the language used to satisfy the language portion of the minor, they must be at the 300-level or above); courses in Classical Studies; History 271, 272; Visual Arts 204; Philosophy 210; and Government and Foreign Affairs 310.

A minor in Classical Studies requires 18 hours, including

  • at least 3 of which must be at the 300-level or above.
  • Students may select from the following: any courses in Classical Studies; History 271, 272; Visual Arts 204; Philosophy 210; and Government and Foreign Affairs 310.
  • Greek or Latin courses at the 200-level and above may also apply toward the 18-hour requirement, but this minor does not require language courses.

updated 7/10/14