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Classical Archaeology Major

Effective Fall 2018

Advising

Students interested in the Department's majors in Greek (Ancient), Latin, Classical Languages and Literatures, Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization or Greek (Modern) major should check with the Department office for the name of the current advisor. Students interested in obtaining Teacher Certification in Latin should see Professor Deborah Ross.

The Department recommends that interested students see the department advisors as early as possible in order to plan their programs and avoid unnecessary scheduling conflicts.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Classical Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor.

Grade Policies

The department requires that a student earn a grade of at least C– in all language courses which are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A student should repeat any language course in which a D+ or lower grade is earned and which serves as a prerequisite to other courses which are to be elected. A grade of D+ signifies some achievement but denotes too weak a foundation for subsequent courses.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 27

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. two of the following introductory courses: CLARCH 221, 222, 323
  2. three upper-level courses (numbered 325 and above) in the field of Classical Archaeology.
  3. one course in either Greek or Roman history or civilization.
  4. In consultation with an advisor, one upper-level course in a cognate field (e.g., Anthropology, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies, Religion, Women's Studies).
  5. third-term proficiency in Greek or Latin (usually met by successful completion of GREEK 301 or the equivalent, or LATIN 231 or the equivalent). Students who plan to fulfill this requirement in other ways should speak to the undergraduate advisor.
  6. At least one additional relevant course at the 400 level.

Students interested in possibly continuing in the field of Classical Archaeology should discuss their plans with the undergraduate advisor as early and as frequently as possible.  Graduate school in Classical Archaeology requires knowledge of both Ancient Greek and Latin and the department advisor can assist in planning a curriculum to include both languages.

Other Department Policies

Field Experience

Recommended but not required for a major in Classical Archaeology. There are several opportunities for students to join excavations in the Mediterranean area under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty. Contact the Department to speak with an advisor.

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the CLARCH, CLCIV, CLLING, GREEK, GREEKMOD, and LATIN subject areas may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Honors

Effective Date of Honors requirements for the major Fall 2006

The department offers Honors in each of the six majors. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 should contact their department advisor to discuss an Honors thesis no later than the winter term of their junior year at the latest.

It is the student's responsibility to find a suitable faculty advisor to oversee the thesis project. This project and its components are to be decided collectively by the student and the advisor at the end of the junior year. We encourage students to think creatively about the approach to their research and thesis project. Thesis advisors must sign off on a student's thesis project proposal.

Honors students may receive six credits during their senior year for research culminating in a thesis project by registering for one of the following courses: CLARCH 495, CLCIV 495, GREEK 495 or LATIN 495 depending on the major. At the end of the thesis project, the candidate must offer an oral defense of this work to a committee comprised of the thesis advisor and another faculty member, and present their research findings at the Classical Studies Honors Symposium.

Additional requirements for Honors candidates are specified with each major.

Honors Plan in Classical Archaeology

In addition to the Honors plan requirements stated above, Honors candidates must satisfy the following:

  • 3.4 minimum overall GPA; 3.5 minimum major GPA
  • Completion of an Honors thesis and oral defense in coordination with a Classics faculty member
  • Completion of eight credits in the second classical language (Greek if the major language is Latin; Latin if the major language is Greek).
  • CLCIV 480 section titled "Research Seminar" (Fall term)

Students may also elect CLARCH 495 for 1-2 credits in the Fall and 1-3 credits in the Winter, but are not required to do so.

Classical Archaeology (Major) (Fall 2016 - Summer 2018)

Effective Fall 2016

Advising

Students interested in the Department's majors in Greek, Latin, Classical Languages and Literatures, Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization or Modern Greek major should check with the Department office for the name of the current advisor. Students interested in obtaining Teacher Certification in Latin should see Professor Deborah Ross.

Major advising for Modern Greek is provided by Professor Vassilios Lambropoulos and Artemis Leontis. Information about scheduling appointments is available from the department office.

The Department recommends that interested students see the department advisors as early as possible in order to plan their programs and avoid unnecessary scheduling conflicts.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Classical Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at 2160 Angell Hall.

Grade Policies

The department requires that a student earn a grade of at least C– in all language courses which are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A student should repeat any language course in which a D+ or lower grade is earned and which serves as a prerequisite to other courses which are to be elected. A grade of D+ signifies some achievement but denotes too weak a foundation for subsequent courses.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 27

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. two of the following introductory courses: CLARCH 221, 222, 323
  2. three upper-level courses (numbered 380 and above) in the field of Classical Archaeology.
  3. one course in either Greek or Roman history or civilization.
  4. In consultation with an advisor, one upper-level course in a cognate field (e.g., Anthropology, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies, Religion, Women's Studies).
  5. third-term proficiency in Greek or Latin (usually met by successful completion of GREEK 301 or the equivalent, or LATIN 231 or the equivalent). Students who plan to fulfill this requirement in other ways should speak to the undergraduate advisor.
  6. At least one additional relevant course.

Students interested in possibly continuing in the field of Classical Archaeology should discuss their plans with the undergraduate advisor as early and as frequently as possible.  Graduate school in Classical Archaeology requires knowledge of both Ancient Greek and Latin and the department advisor can assist in planning a curriculum to include both languages.

Other Department Policies

Field Experience

Recommended but not required for a concentration in Classical Archaeology. There are several opportunities for students to join excavations in the Mediterranean area under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty. Contact the Department to speak with an advisor.

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the CLARCH, CLCIV, CLLING, GREEK, GREEKMOD, and LATIN subject areas may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Honors

Effective Date of Honors requirements for the major Fall 2006

The department offers Honors in each of the six majors. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 should contact their department advisor to discuss an Honors thesis no later than the winter term of their junior year at the latest.

It is the student's responsibility to find a suitable faculty advisor to oversee the thesis project. This project and its components are to be decided collectively by the student and the advisor at the end of the junior year. We encourage students to think creatively about the approach to their research and thesis project. Thesis advisors must sign off on a student's thesis project proposal.

Honors students may receive six credits during their senior year for research culminating in a thesis project by registering for one of the following courses: CLARCH 495, CLCIV 495, GREEK 495 or LATIN 495 depending on the major. At the end of the thesis project, the candidate must offer an oral defense of this work to a committee comprised of the thesis advisor and another faculty member, and present their research findings at the Classical Studies Honors Symposium.

Additional requirements for Honors candidates are specified with each major.

Honors Concentration in Classical Archaeology

In addition to the Honors concentration requirements stated above, Honors candidates must satisfy the following:

  • 3.4 minimum overall GPA; 3.5 minimum major GPA
  • Completion of an Honors thesis and oral defense in coordination with a Classics faculty member
  • Completion of eight credits in the second classical language (Greek if the major language is Latin; Latin if the major language is Greek).
  • CLCIV 480 section titled "Research Seminar" (Fall term)

Students may also elect CLARCH 495 for 1-2 credits in the Fall and 1-3 credits in the Winter, but are not required to do so.

Classical Archaeology Major (Fall 2012-Summer 2016)

Effective Date of major Fall 2012-Summer 2016

May be elected as a departmental major

Classical archaeology is the study of the material culture-the artifacts, sites, monuments, and landscapes-of the ancient Mediterranean world. While the civilizations of Greece and Rome tend to be our focus, other areas, notably Egypt and the Near East, also form part of what we study. Classical archeology deals with all periods from the Paleolithic through the Byzantine.

Courses in Classical Archaeology generally do not require knowledge of Greek or Latin.

Requirements for the Major

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. two of the following introductory courses: CLARCH 221, 222, 323
  2. three upper-level courses (numbered 380 and above) in the field of Classical Archaeology.
  3. one course in either Greek or Roman history or civilization.
  4. In consultation with an advisor, one upper-level course in a cognate field (e.g., Anthropology, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies, Religion, Women's Studies).
  5. third-term proficiency in Greek or Latin (usually met by successful completion of GREEK 301 or the equivalent, or LATIN 231 or the equivalent). Students who plan to fulfill this requirement in other ways should speak to the department advisor.
  6. At least one additional relevant course.

Students interested in possibly continuing in the field of Classical Archaeology should discuss their plans (not least in the ancient languages) with the department advisor as early and as frequently as possible.

Honors Plan

In addition to the Honors requirements for the major stated above, Honors candidates are required to take a minimum of eight credits in the second classical language (Greek if the major language is Latin; Latin if the major language is Greek).

Field Experience

Recommended but not required for a major in Classical Archaeology. There are several opportunities for students to join excavations in the Mediterranean area under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty. Contact the Department to speak with an advisor.