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Classical Languages and Literatures 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

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 27

The major requires study of both Greek and Latin; the student chooses one language as the primary language for the purpose of determining requirements. The student takes a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. In the primary language at least 3 courses at the 400-level or above.
  2. In the secondary language, at least one course at the 400-level or above (300-level courses can’t be used in the secondary language).
  3. At least 3 additional upper-level language courses (300-level count in the primary language only; courses in the secondary language must be at the 400-level or above).
  4. One course selected from CLARCH (221 or 222), CLCIV (202 or 302), or HISTORY (200 or 201).
  5. At least one upper-level (300- or 400-level) course in Greek or Roman civilization, archaeology, or history. Minimum of 3 credits.

 

Constraints

Three credits of Independent Study (GREEK 499 and LATIN 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate advisor.

Honors

Effective Date of Honors requirements for the major Fall 2016

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 Civilizations

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 one additional Greek or Latin course at the 420-level or above (CLCIV 480 & GREEK/LATIN 495 do not satisfy this requirement)
  • CLCIV 480 section titled "Research Seminar" (Fall term)

Students may also elect GREEK or LATIN 495 (taken in the primary language) for 1-2 credits in the Fall and 1-3 credits in the Winter but are not required to do so.

Classical Languages and Literatures (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

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 27

The major requires study of both Greek and Latin; the student chooses one language as the primary language for the purpose of determining requirements. The student takes a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. In the primary language at least 3 courses at the 400-level or above.
  2. In the secondary language, at least one course at the 400-level or above (300-level courses can’t be used in the secondary language).
  3. At least 3 additional upper-level language courses (300-level count in the primary language only; courses in the secondary language must be at the 400-level or above).
  4. One course selected from CLARCH (221 or 222), CLCIV (101, 102, or 302), or HISTORY (200 or 201).
  5. At least one upper-level (300- or 400-level) course in Greek or Roman civilization, archaeology, or history. Minimum of 3 credits.

 

Constraints

Three credits of Independent Study (GREEK 499 and LATIN 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate 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 2016

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 Civilizations

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 one additional Greek or Latin course at the 420-level or above (CLCIV 480 & GREEK/LATIN 495 do not satisfy this requirement)
  • CLCIV 480 section titled "Research Seminar" (Fall term)

Students may also elect GREEK or LATIN 495 (taken in the primary language) for 1-2 credits in the Fall and 1-3 credits in the Winter but are not required to do so.

Classical Languages and Literatures (Major) (Fall 2017 - Summer 2018)

Effective Fall 2017

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

The major requires study of both Greek and Latin; the student chooses one language as the primary language for the purpose of determining requirements. The student takes a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. In the primary language at least 3 courses at the 400-level or above.
  2. In the secondary language, at least one course at the 400-level or above (300-level courses can’t be used in the secondary language).
  3. At least 3 additional upper-level language courses (300-level count in the primary language only; courses in the secondary language must be at the 400-level or above).
  4. One course selected from CLARCH (221 or 222), CLCIV (101, 102, or 302), or HISTORY (200 or 201).
  5. At least one upper-level (300- or 400-level) course in Greek or Roman civilization, archaeology, or history. Minimum of 3 credits.

 

Constraints

Three credits of Independent Study (GREEK 499 and LATIN 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate 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 2016

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 Civilizations

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 one additional Greek or Latin course at the 420-level or above (CLCIV 480 & GREEK/LATIN 495 do not satisfy this requirement)
  • CLCIV 480 section titled "Research Seminar" (Fall term)

Students may also elect GREEK or LATIN 495 (taken in the primary language) for 1-2 credits in the Fall and 1-3 credits in the Winter but are not required to do so.

Classical Languages and Literatures (Major) (Fall 2016 - Summer 2017)

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

The major requires study of both Greek and Latin; the student chooses one language as the primary language for the purpose of determining requirements. The student takes a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. In the primary language at least 3 courses at the 400-level or above.
  2. In the primary language at least 3 additional courses at the 300-level or above.
  3. In the secondary language, at least one course at the 400-level or above (300-level courses can’t be used in the secondary language).
  4. One course selected from CLARCH (221 or 222), CLCIV (101, 102, or 302), or HISTORY (200 or 201).
  5. At least one upper-level (300- or 400-level) course in Greek or Roman civilization, archaeology, or history. Minimum of 3 credits.

Constraints

Three credits of Independent Study (GREEK 499 and LATIN 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate 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

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 Civilizations

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 one additional Greek or Latin course at the 420-level or above (CLCIV 480 & GREEK/LATIN 495 do not satisfy this requirement)
  • CLCIV 480 section titled "Research Seminar" (Fall term)

Students may also elect GREEK or LATIN 495 (taken in the primary language) for 1-2 credits in the Fall and 1-3 credits in the Winter but are not required to do so.

Classical Languages and Literatures Major (Winter 2016-Summer 2016)

Effective Date  Winter 2016-Current

May be elected as a departmental major

The skills taught in Latin and Greek are useful in many ways. The critical thinking and analytical skills (gleaned from a thorough knowledge of Latin and Greek) will benefit you in any class you take at the university. Students interested in subjects in the sciences and engineering will find the development of these skills invaluable. All students can benefit from improved English skills, particularly those students interested in Communications, Journalism, Law, and all the Humanities. Many students find Latin and Greek so helpful and fascinating that they choose these languages as a major or minor. Learning Latin and Greek is no more difficult than learning Spanish or French. We teach time-saving language learning strategies and skills in a highly structure format.  Because these are ancient languages, we focus primarily only on reading texts. Our department provides free "drop-in" tutoring available to all students in the Elementary Latin and Greek courses. 

Requirements for the Major

The major requires study of both Greek and Latin; the student chooses one language as the primary language for the purpose of determining requirements. The student takes a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. In the primary language at least 3 courses at the 400-level or above.
  2. In the primary language at least 3 additional courses at the 300-level or above.
  3. In the secondary language, at least one course at the 400-level or above (300-level courses can’t be used in the secondary language).
  4. One course selected from CLARCH (221 or 222), CLCIV (101, 102, or 302), or HISTORY (200 or 201).
  5. At least one upper-level (300- or 400-level) course in Greek or Roman civilization, archaeology, or history.  Minimum of 3 credits.

Three credits of Independent Study (GREEK 499 and LATIN 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate advisor.

Honors Plan.

In addition to the Honors plan requirements stated above, Honors candidates must take

  • one course, at or above the 450-level, in either Greek or Latin. 
  • LATIN or GREEK 495 (taken in the Major language)

Classical Languages and Literatures Major (Fall 2012-Fall 2015)

Effective Date  Fall 2012-Fall 2015

May be elected as a departmental major

The skills taught in Latin and Greek are useful in many ways. The critical thinking and analytical skills (gleaned from a thorough knowledge of Latin and Greek) will benefit you in any class you take at the university. Students interested in subjects in the sciences and engineering will find the development of these skills invaluable. All students can benefit from improved English skills, particularly those students interested in Communications, Journalism, Law, and all the Humanities. Many students find Latin and Greek so helpful and fascinating that they choose these languages as a major or minor. Learning Latin and Greek is no more difficult than learning Spanish or French. We teach time-saving language learning strategies and skills in a highly structure format.  Because these are ancient languages, we focus primarily only on reading texts. Our department provides free "drop-in" tutoring available to all students in the Elementary Latin and Greek courses. 

Requirements for the Major

The concentration requires study of both Greek and Latin; the student chooses one language as the major language for the purpose of determining requirements. The student takes a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. In the major language at least 3 courses at the 400-level or above; 300-level courses count toward the concentration in the major language only.
  2. In the minor language, at least one course at the 400-level or above.
  3. Two courses selected from CLARCH (221 or 222), CLCIV (101, 102 or 302), or HISTORY (200 or 201).

Three credits of Independent Study (GREEK 499 and LATIN 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate advisor.

In addition to the Honors concentration requirements stated above, Honors candidates must take one course, above course level 420, in either Greek or Latin.