Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 21, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Classics (ID), B.A.

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Requirements for Interdepartmental Major:

At least eight courses in the department, including at least four courses in one of the ancient languages. All majors must have their program approved by the chair.

Requirements for Honors in Classics:

To be eligible for departmental honors, the student must fulfill the following requirements:

1. A minimum index of 3.35 in departmental courses; completion of one language course at the 230-level or higher with a grade of “B plus” or better.

2. The student must achieve a grade of at least “A minus” on the senior thesis and present a distinctive performance in an oral examination based on the senior thesis. In addition, the student must satisfy College requirements for departmental honors.

Course Selection Guidelines

Course Numbering: Courses in ancient history, classical literature in translation, and ancient civilization have the prefix “CLS.” These courses, including all reading assignments, are conducted entirely in English, and have no pre-requisites. These courses serve as excellent options for students interested in exploring the ancient world, satisfying Common Curriculum (CC) requirements (HUL, LCC, WAC), or building clusters, minors, and majors.

Language Placement: Language courses have their own prefixes: Greek: GRK; and Latin: LAT. Because secondary programs vary, the department is happy to assist students find the proper course level. The department grants AP Latin credit if the student has scored a “4” or better. This credit may be counted toward the major or minor. We also consider IB and other transfer credits on a case-by-case basis.

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