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MAJOR AND MINOR REQUIREMENTS

There are three different types of majors/minors:

LATIN:


Classical Studies

for the student more interested in the cultures than
the literature of the ancient world

MAJOR IN CLASSICAL STUDIES:
Students select courses based on their own interests and in accord with these general guidelines:
  • 12 credits in an ancient language. At least 4 credits of these must be completed on-campus
  • 12 credits in CLAS courses or more ancient language(s)
  • 8 credits in courses focused on the ancient world
  • On-campus options include English 231, History 130, Philosophy 230, Political Science 341, Theatre 301, and many offerings in the IDS 170s (Cultural Heritage I)
  • Total: 32 credits
MINOR IN CLASSICAL STUDIES:
Students select courses based on their own interests and in accord with these general guidelines:
  • 8 credits in an ancient language
  • 12 credits in CLAS courses or more ancient language(s)
  • Total: 20 credits

Classical Studies Major:

A flexible major that provides a student with the opportunity to develop a well-coordinated, inter-disciplinary program in Classical
Literature, History and Thought. The required thirty-two (32) credits must include twelve (12) credits in an ancient language and twenty (20) credits of courses focused on the ancient world, of which at least twelve (12) must be listed or cross-listed as Classical Studies (CLAS). (More work in the ancient language may be substituted for some of these CLAS courses.) The balance of credits may come from more CLAS courses or, in consultation with your Classics advisor, from courses focused on the ancient world, such as ART 109, IDS 171, and PHIL 230. It is possible to incorporate a Latin teaching minor within this major. Study-abroad programs are available in Athens, Rome and elsewhere.

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Classical Studies Minor:

A minor consists of twenty (20) credits, of which eight (8) must be in either Latin or Greek, and at least twelve (12) in Classical Studies courses, listed or cross-listed as CLAS.

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Latin for Teaching

for the student in the Education Program, intending to get certification to teach Latin in elementary or high school

LATIN TEACHING MAJOR:
A specialized version of the Major in Classical Studies for those in the education program who want certification to teach Latin at the secondary level. It consists of:
  • 26 credits in Latin at the 300-level or above
  • 4 credits of Linguistics (LING) 364
LATIN TEACHING MINOR:
A specialized version of the Minor in Classical Studies for those in the Education program who want certification to teach Latin at the secondary level. It consists of:
  • 16 credits in Latin at the 300-level or above
  • 4 credits of Linguistics (LING) 364

For more information on the Latin Major for Secondary Teaching go to the Education Site:

Click here for more information about the Latin Major

For more information on the Latin Minor for Secondary Teaching go to the Education Site:

Click here for more information about the Latin Minor