The Major in Classics requires ten (10) courses, of which six (6) must be in the original languages, chosen from among the following courses:

  • GREE 110-111: Introduction to Classical Greek
  • GREE 330: Readings in Greek Prose and Poetry
  • GREE 490: Independent Study in Greek
  • GREE 491: Directed Readings in Greek
  • LATI 110-111: Introduction to Latin
  • LATI 225: Intermediate Latin
  • LATI 330: Readings in Latin Prose and Poetry
  • LATI 490: Independent Study in Latin
  • LATI 491: Directed Readings in Latin

All majors in Classics must achieve advanced proficiency in at least one classical language (Greek or Latin) by completing a minimum of one (1) advanced level course in the language (e.g., Greek 330 or Latin 330). At least five (5) courses in the major must be numbered 250 or higher. All students of Classics (especially those interested in pursuing further work in graduate school) are strongly urged to study both Greek and Latin through the advanced level.

The remaining four (4) courses must be Classics courses in translation (as listed below). Two (2) of these courses must be CLAS 310 Greek Literature and Thought and either CLAS 321 Roman Literature and Thought: The Republic or CLAS 322 Roman Literature and Thought: The Empire.

  • CLAS 122: Classical Mythology
  • CLAS 251: Women in Antiquity
  • CLAS 310: Greek Literature and Thought
  • CLAS 320: Alexander the Great
  • CLAS 321: Roman Literature and Thought: The Republic
  • CLAS 322: Roman Literature and Thought: The Empire
  • CLAS 490: Independent Study in Classics
  • CLAS 491: Directed Readings in Classics

Classics students are urged to consider semester and summer study abroad opportunities in Greece and Italy (e.g., the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Intercollegiate Center in Rome, the American Institute for Roman Culture). Students intending to pursue graduate work in Classics are encouraged to pursue course work in German and French.