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Major Requirements

Ancient History and Classical Civilization

The major in Ancient History and Classical Civilization combines study of the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome with advanced study of classical languages, either ancient Greek or Latin. Study of these dynamic and influential societies is exciting in its own right and valuable also for the historical perspective it contributes to understanding our world today.

This major requires 33 hours of coursework, including at least 21 upper-division hours. No minor is required.

  • 6 hours of premodern history, chosen from topics of AHC 310 and 330.
  • 9 hours upper-division Greek and/or Roman history, chosen from topics of AHC 325.
  • 6 hours of upper-division Greek or Latin.
  • 3 hours of AHC 378: Seminar in Ancient History.
  • 9 additional hours of Classical Civilization (C C), Greek (GK), Latin (LAT), and/or topics of AHC 319 and 325. (Note: courses used to fulfill the foreign language requirement MAY NOT be used.)
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Classical Archaeology

Classical Archaeology is an interdisciplinary major, combining study of the languages, history, and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome with coursework in the theory and practice of archaeology. Majors pursue coursework both in the classroom and in the field or museums, including study abroad.

This major requires 36 hours of coursework, including at least 21 upper-division hours. No minor is required.

  • 9 hours in classical archaeology, consisting of C C 307C, 307D, or 307K; C C 317; and C C 340.
  • 3 hours of approved coursework in archaeological techniques and analysis.
  • 3 hours of upper-division fieldwork approved by the CA faculty advisor.
  • 3 hours in upper-division Greek or Roman history, chosen from topics of AHC 325 or 378.
  • 3 hours of upper-division coursework in ancient art history, chosen from ARH 325, 327J, 327L, 327M, 327N, 327P, 327R, 362, and other approved courses in ancient art history.
  • 6 hours of upper-division Greek or Latin.
  • 9 additional hours chosen from ANT 304, MES 320, and the areas listed above.

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Classics

The major in Classics combines advanced study of the classical languages (both ancient Greek and Latin) with study of Greek and Roman cultures from prehistory to late antiquity. Encountering ancient texts and ideas in their original language is richly rewarding in its own right; it also equips students with linguistic and analytical skills very useful in many other areas, including law, media, business, and public service.

This major requires 24 hours of coursework in Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization, including 18 upper-division hours. A 12-hour minor in a field other than Greek, Latin, or Classical Civilization, including upper-division coursework, is also required.

  • 6 hours of upper-division Greek.
  • 6 hours of upper-division Latin.
  • 3 hours of upper-division Classical Civilization.
  • 9 additional hours of Greek, Latin, or Classical Civilization, including at least 3 upper-division hours.
  • All students must complete GK 362, GK 365, or LAT 365.
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Latin

Latin majors combine advanced study of Latin with coursework in Classical Civilization and/or Greek. The focus is on close study of literary, historical, and philosophical texts from the classical period; courses on Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin are also offered. Students interested in teaching Latin are encouraged to consider coordinated study with the UTeach program.

This major requires 24 hours of coursework: 15 upper-division hours in Latin, and 9 hours in Greek or Classical Civilization. A 12-hour minor in a field other than Latin, including upper-division course work, is also required.

  • LAT 324: Advanced Grammar and Composition.
  • LAT 365: Seminar in Latin.
  • 9 additional hours of upper-division Latin.
  • 9 hours of Greek and/or Classical Civilization, including at least 6 hours upper-division.
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