Requirements for a Major in Classics

Requirements for a Major in Classics

6 courses in Latin, 3 courses in Greek
6 courses in Greek, 3 courses in Latin

1 ancient history course

1 Classics course

Students who begin one of the languages at the 231 level (3rd-semester) or higher have the option of taking 5 courses in that language, 3 courses in the other language, 1 ancient history course, and 1 Classics course.

Intended Learning Outcomes for a Major in Classics

Students will demonstrate: 

  1. advanced knowledge of one Classical language (ancient Greek or Latin) and an intermediate (or higher) knowledge of the other Classical language.
  2. the ability to translate and analyze ancient Greek and Latin literature in at least three genres.
  3. basic cultural knowledge about ancient Greece and Rome.

Distinction in Classics

To graduate with distinction in Classics, a student must demonstrate talent with classical languages and literature, skill in conducting research on a classical topic, and broad cultural knowledge about ancient Greece and Rome. Specific guidelines are available from Prof. Anne Groton, Chair of the Department of Classics. Students interested in pursuing distinction should notify Prof. Groton no later than January 1 of their senior year.

To read the Classics Brochure, click here.

Questions? Contact the Classics Department Chair, Prof. Anne Groton.