Classics

The major provides a useful background in the humanities for students interested in virtually any career. Includes majors in Latin, (Ancient) Greek, Classics, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • LATIN 111 or GREEK 111*
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • LATIN 112 or GREEK 112*
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

*Assumes that the individual has no prior experience in Latin or Greek; higher coursework can be taken if prerequisites are met.

Great Conversation 113 and 115 can be used as electives for the Ancient Studies major.

Passing any Latin or Greek course numbered above 231 satisfies the language requirement for the Ancient Studies major.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Score of 3 on AP Latin Exam earns placement into Latin 231.
  • Score of 4 or 5 on AP Latin Exam, or 5 on IB HL Latin Exam, earns placement into Latin 231 or any higher-numbered Latin course; AP or IB credit is given for Latin 112 upon successful completion (C or above) of Latin 231, or for Latin 231 upon successful completion (C or above) of any higher-numbered Latin course.
  • Score of 5 on IB HL Classical Greek Exam earns placement into Greek 231 or any higher-numbered Greek course; IB credit is given for Greek 112 upon successful completion (C or above) of Greek 231, or for Greek 231 upon successful completion (C or above) of any higher-numbered Greek course.
Placement
  • We do not use a placement exam for Latin or ancient Greek; students who have covered the equivalent of Latin 111 and 112, or of Greek 111 and 112, in previous classes are welcome to enroll in Latin 231 or Greek 231.
Informational Events

Nothing listed at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director, Ancient & Medieval Studies – Anne Groton (groton@stolaf.edu)