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Classical Civilization Major

Effective Winter 2021

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.

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

A minimum of two courses from the following choices, for a total of 8 credits. One course must emphasize Greek culture and the other course must emphasize Roman culture:

  • CLCIV 101, 202
  • HISTORY 200, 201
  • GTBOOKS 191
  • CLARCH 221, 222

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 27

A minimum of nine courses of at least 3 credits each.  Knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required for this program but is highly recommended.

  1. One CLCIV course at the 200-level (minimum 3 credits).
  2. Six courses (minimum 18 credits) in Classical Civilization, with at least three at the 300-level and at least two at the 400-level. Three of the six must belong to one of the following clusters: A) Language, Literature and Reception, B) History and Archaeology, or C) Religion and Philosophy.  Greek and Latin language courses at the 3rd term or higher may be counted towards any of the cluster courses or as one of the three additional courses (with prior approval from the major advisor).
  3. One upper-level elective cognate course (minimum 3 credits), chosen in consultation with the major advisor.
  4. The "Capstone Seminar" - CLCIV 480 (advanced discussion and writing of a 12-15 page research paper on a topic in Classical Civilization)   (3 credits) (Must register for section 001 (2 credits) and section 002 (1 credit).

 

CLCIV Courses by Cluster

List of courses that may be counted towards each cluster. Note that this list is not meant to be exhaustive, and students should consult with the major advisor about selecting courses for their chosen cluster.

A) Language, Literature and Reception
Ancient Greek at the 300- and 400-level
Latin at the 200-, 300- and 400-level
CLCIV 328: Ancient Languages and Scripts
CLCIV 385: Greek Mythology
CLCIV 464: Ancient Epic
CLCIV 473: Roman Decadence
GREEKMOD 325: Athens, Past and Present
GREEKMOD 340: Travels to Greece


B) History and Archaeology
CLCIV 302: The Roman Republic
CLCIV 375: War in Greek and Roman Civilization
CLCIV 376: Emperors of Rome
CLCIV 382: Food in the Ancient World
CLCIV 392/HIST 292: Ancient Medicine
CLCIV 468: Greeks, Romans and Egyptians
300- and 400-level CLARCH courses also count towards this cluster
Greek and Latin language courses with a history focus (i.e. Herodotus, Thucydides)


C) Religion and Philosophy
CLCIV 293 Ancient World Ethics
CLCIV 347 Roman Religion
CLCIV 381: Magic & Witchcraft
CLCIV 475: Socrates Man & Myth
CLCIV 466: Greek Religion
CLCIV 476: Pagans and Christians
CLCIV 388/PHIL 388: Survey of Ancient Greek Philosophy
Greek and Latin language courses with a religion/philosophy focus (i.e. Lucretius)

 

 
 

Honors

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 Civilisations

In addition to the above requirements, students pursuing an Honors major 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 two additional cognate courses deemed relevant to the thesis
  • Fourth term language proficiency in either ancient Greek or Latin.
  • CLCIV 480 section titled "Research Seminar" (in addition to a CLCIV 480 Capstone Seminar already required for majors)

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

Classical Civilization (Major) (Fall 2018 - Fall 2020)

Effective Fall 2018

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.

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

A minimum of two courses from the following choices, for a total of 8 credits. One course must emphasize Greek culture and the other course must emphasize Roman culture:

  • CLCIV 101, 102
  • HISTORY 200, 201
  • GTBOOKS 191
  • CLARCH 221, 222

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 27

A minimum of nine courses of at least 3 credits each.  Knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required for this program but is highly recommended.

  1. One CLCIV course at the 200-level (minimum 3 credits).
  2. Six courses (minimum 18 credits) in Classical Civilization, with at least three at the 300-level and at least two at the 400-level. Three of the six must belong to one of the following clusters: A) Language, Literature and Reception, B) History and Archaeology, or C) Religion and Philosophy.  Greek and Latin language courses at the 3rd term or higher may be counted towards any of the cluster courses or as one of the three additional courses (with prior approval from the major advisor).
  3. One upper-level elective cognate course (minimum 3 credits), chosen in consultation with the major advisor.
  4. The "Capstone Seminar" - CLCIV 480 (advanced discussion and writing of a 12-15 page research paper on a topic in Classical Civilization)   (3 credits) (Must register for section 001 (2 credits) and section 002 (1 credit).

 

CLCIV Courses by Cluster

List of courses that may be counted towards each cluster. Note that this list is not meant to be exhaustive, and students should consult with the major advisor about selecting courses for their chosen cluster.

A) Language, Literature and Reception
Ancient Greek at the 300- and 400-level
Latin at the 200-, 300- and 400-level
CLCIV 328: Ancient Languages and Scripts
CLCIV 385: Greek Mythology
CLCIV 464: Ancient Epic
CLCIV 473: Roman Decadence
GREEKMOD 325: Athens, Past and Present
GREEKMOD 340: Travels to Greece


B) History and Archaeology
CLCIV 302: The Roman Republic
CLCIV 375: War in Greek and Roman Civilization
CLCIV 376: Emperors of Rome
CLCIV 382: Food in the Ancient World
CLCIV 392/HIST 292: Ancient Medicine
CLCIV 468: Greeks, Romans and Egyptians
300- and 400-level CLARCH courses also count towards this cluster
Greek and Latin language courses with a history focus (i.e. Herodotus, Thucydides)


C) Religion and Philosophy
CLCIV 293 Ancient World Ethics
CLCIV 347 Roman Religion
CLCIV 381: Magic & Witchcraft
CLCIV 475: Socrates Man & Myth
CLCIV 466: Greek Religion
CLCIV 476: Pagans and Christians
CLCIV 388/PHIL 388: Survey of Ancient Greek Philosophy
Greek and Latin language courses with a religion/philosophy focus (i.e. Lucretius)

 

 
 

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

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 Civilisations

In addition to the above requirements, students pursuing an Honors major 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 two additional cognate courses deemed relevant to the thesis
  • Fourth term language proficiency in either ancient Greek or Latin.
  • CLCIV 480 section titled "Research Seminar" (in addition to a CLCIV 480 Capstone Seminar already required for majors)

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

Classical Civilization (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

A minimum of two courses from the following choices, for a total of 8 credits. One course must emphasize Greek culture and the other course must emphasize Roman culture:

  • CLCIV 101, 102
  • HISTORY 200, 201
  • GTBOOKS 191

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 29

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) for approximately 29 credits including:

  1. at least five upper-level courses (minimum 15 credits) in Classical Civilization at the 300– or 400–level, with at least two of these at the 400–level. These courses must include at least one course in literature and one course in religion/philosophy. One course in Latin or Ancient Greek may substitute for one of these Classical Civilization courses.
  2. One course (minimum 3 credits) in Classical Archaeology.
  3. One course (minimum 3 credits) in Ancient Greek or Roman history. This requirement is separate from any History course that may have been taken as a prerequisite to the major.
  4. In consultation with an advisor, at least one upper-level elective cognate course (minimum 3 credits) outside the division of Classical Civilization. LATIN 231, 232, 295 or GREEK 301, 302, 307, 308 may also count to meet this requirement.
  5. The "Capstone Seminar," either CLCIV 480 or CLCIV 481. Honors candidates may substitute CLCIV 494 and 495 in place of the Capstone Seminar

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

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 Civilisations

In addition to the above requirements, students pursuing an Honors major 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 two additional cognate courses deemed relevant to the thesis
  • Fourth term language proficiency in either ancient Greek or Latin.
  • CLCIV 480 section titled "Research Seminar" (in addition to a CLCIV 480 Capstone Seminar already required for majors)

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

Classical Civilization Major (Fall 2012-Summer 2016)

Effective Date of major Fall 2012-Summer 2016

May be elected as a departmental major

Classical Civilization is an exploration of the life and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Students examine almost every aspect of ancient life – art, architecture, social/political problems and events, and the literature of these cultures. Knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required for this program, but highly recommended.

Prerequisites to the Major.

A minimum of two courses from the following choices, for a total of 8 credits. One course must emphasize Greek culture and the other course must emphasize Roman culture: 

  • CLCIV 101, 102
  • HISTORY 200, 201
  • GTBOOKS 191

Requirements for the Major

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) for approximately 29 credits including:

  1. at least five upper-level courses (minimum 15 credits) in Classical Civilization at the
    300– or 400–level, with at least two of these at the 400–level. These courses must include at least one course in literature and one course in religion/philosophy. One course in Latin or Ancient Greek may substitute for one of these Classical Civilization courses.
  2. One course (minimum 3 credits) in Classical Archaeology.
  3. One course (minimum 3 credits) in Ancient Greek or Roman history. This requirement is separate from any History course that may have been taken as a prerequisite to the major.
  4. In consultation with an advisor, at least one upper-level elective cognate course (minimum 3 credits) outside the division of Classical Civilization. LATIN 231, 232, 295 or GREEK 301, 302, 307, 308  may also count to meet this requirement.
  5. The "Capstone Seminar," either CLCIV 480 or CLCIV 481. Honors candidates may substitute CLCIV 494 and 495 in place of the Capstone Seminar

In addition to the Honors requirements for the major stated above, Honors majors must achieve fourth-term language proficiency, as defined by the LSA language requirement, in either ancient Greek or Latin. Students must also take two upper-level cognate courses deemed relevant (at the discretion of the thesis advisor) to the subject of the Honors thesis.