Classics

Teaching Faculty

Professors Campolo, Falls-Corbitt, and Resinski (chair) 
Associate Professor Rauh 

Murphy Fellow Shedd

 

Description

The program in Classics encourages students to develop a multi-faceted view of Greek and Roman antiquity through an interdisciplinary study of language, literature, history, and philosophy. Courses offered under the CLAS designation require no knowledge of Latin and/or Greek. Courses in Latin, Greek, and Classics provide students with the opportunity to learn about the language, history, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.

Major in Classics

13 courses distributed as follows:

  • LATI 110 and 120  Fundamentals of Latin I and II 
  • GREE 110 and 120 Fundamentals of Ancient Greek I and II 
  • LATI 210 Readings in Latin 
              or
    GREE 210 Readings in Greek 
  • 2 courses in Latin and/or Greek at the 300 level (may be both in Latin, both in Greek, or a combination) 
  • LATI 410 Advanced Readings and Research in Latin Literature  
              or
    GREE 410 Advanced Readings and Research in Greek Literature 
  • CLAS 200 Classical Mythology 
  • CLAS/HIST 301 Greek Civilization 
  • CLAS/HIST 302 Roman Civilization 
  • 2 other courses chosen from offerings in Latin, Greek, and/or Classics (including courses cross-listed with Classics) 

Note(s):

Students interested in graduate coursework in Classics should plan to take as many 300-level language courses as possible.

 

Senior Capstone Experience

The Senior Capstone Experience for the Classics major is composed of two parts:  the completion of LATI 410  Advanced Readings and Research in Latin Literature  or GREE 410  Advanced Readings and Research in Greek Literature  and the passing of a written exam (with a grade of "C" or higher) based on key concepts in the field.

Minor in Classics

6 courses distributed as follows:

  • LATI 110 and 120 Fundamentals of Latin I and II 
              or
    GREE 110 and 120 Fundamentals of Ancient Greek I and II
  • 1 course in Latin or Greek at the 200 level or above. 
  • 3 remaining courses chosen from offerings in Latin, Greek, and/or Classics (including courses cross-listed with Classics).

Program Course Listings

The courses for this program are organized into the following categories:

Classics Courses

Classes with the code CLAS are taught entirely in English and require no knowledge of Latin or Greek.

 

CLAS 200

CLAS 250

CLAS 285

CLAS 290

CLAS 294

CLAS M21

CLAS 301

CLAS 302

CLAS M31

CLAS 490

CLAS 495

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Greek Courses

Courses in Greek provide students with the opportunity to learn about the language, history, and culture of ancient Greece.

GREE 110

GREE 120

GREE 210

GREE 390

GREE 410

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Latin Courses

Courses in Latin provide students with the opportunity to learn about the language, history, and culture of ancient Rome. See the Classics section of the Catalog for information about courses in Classics as well as the Classics major and minor.

LATI 110

LATI 120

LATI 210

LATI 390

LATI 395

LATI 410

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