Guide to Academic Planning 2017-2018

Classics

All 200-level CLAS courses are appropriate for first-year students and require no knowledge of Latin or Greek. The 100-level beginning sequences in Latin and Greek may also be taken in the first year. For more information on the language courses, see Foreign Languages.

Major

13 courses distributed as follows:

  • LATI 110 Fundamentals of Latin I and LATI 120 Fundamentals of Latin II
  • GREE 110 Fundamentals of Ancient Greek I and GREE 120 Fundamentals of Ancient Greek II
  • LATI 210 Readings in Latin or GREE 210 Readings in Greek
  • Two 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
  • Two other courses from offerings in Latin, Greek, and/or Classics (including courses cross-listed with Classics).

Minor

6 courses distributed as follows:

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

COURSE PLANNING:

Students interested in majoring in Classics should consider taking LATI 110 and LATI 120 during their first year at Hendrix, although it is also possible to start the Classics major in the second year. GREE 110 and GREE 120 are not offered every year; students hoping to major in Classics or otherwise wishing to take Greek should consult with the Classics faculty about the next offering of the Greek basic sequence. 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 GREEK 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.