Students in this major acquire advanced-level skills in the ancient language of their choice, and also study other areas of classical civilization. They also complete a senior project. Students are required to have a 2.5 GPA in all departmental courses and a 2.0 GPA in their other courses.

The Greek option in this major is a particularly strong combination with work in Philosophy or with interests in Byzantine studies. Students planning to pursue careers as high school Latin teachers may wish to combine the Latin option in this degree with a minor in secondary education, or to gain additional school experience through our internship program.

Greek Option

  • Required Courses for Greek Option

    • GR 103: Intermediate Greek 1
    • GR 104: Intermediate Greek 2
    • GR 411: Greek Prose Composition
    • GR 465: Advanced Greek Seminar
    • GR elective at the advanced level
    • GR elective at the advanced level
    • CLAS 106: Reading the Romans (used for cross-cultural knowledge)
    • CLAS 205: History of Ancient Greece
    • CLAS 206: History of Ancient Rome
    • CLAS 317: Greek Art and Architecture
    • CLAS 318: Roman Art and Architecture
    • Approved elective [these four electives may consist of LAT 101-102-103-104 if desired]
    • Approved elective
    • Approved elective
    • Approved elective
    • CLAS 425 (1 cr): Senior Project 1 ( = independent research supervised by a faculty member)
    • CLAS 426 (2 cr): Senior Project 2 ( = independent research supervised by a faculty member)

Latin Option

  • Required Courses for Latin Option

    • LAT 103: Intermediate Latin 1
    • LAT 104: Intermediate Latin 2
    • LAT 411: Latin Prose Composition
    • LAT elective at the advanced level
    • LAT elective at the advanced level
    • LAT elective at the advanced level
    • CLAS 105: Reading the Greeks (used for cross-cultural knowledge)
    • CLAS 205: History of Ancient Greece
    • CLAS 206: History of Ancient Rome 
    • CLAS 317: Greek Art and Architecture
    • CLAS 318: Roman Art and Architecture
    • Approved elective [these four electives may consist of GR 101-102-103-104 if desired]
    • Approved elective
    • Approved elective
    • Approved elective
    • CLAS 425 (1 cr): Senior Project 1 ( = independent research supervised by a faculty member)
    • CLAS 426 (2 cr): Senior Project 2 ( = independent research supervised by a faculty member)
  • Senior Project

    Required of all seniors, the senior project is tailored to each student's major and particular interests. It is carried out with the guidance and support of the student's project advisor and the department as a whole.

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  • Undergraduate Handbook

    Our Undergraduate Handbook gathers into one place most of the departmental information that our majors and minors will need throughout their careers.

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