- Students will be able to read and translate into English advanced level (300-level) passages of Latin with proficiency in Latin vocabulary, Latin syntax and with sensitivity to Latin emphasis, word-order and tone.
- Students will be able to read advanced introductory (GK 102 ) passages of Greek with proficiency in vocabulary, syntax and English style.
- Students will be able to write an analysis of a classical topic or text with an English style marked by clarity, concision, correct word selection, and grammatical proficiency.
- Students will be able to write persuasive literary or historical analysis of ancient texts that demonstrates awareness of the most important relevant evidence, awareness of the issues in the given historical period or literary genre, accurate employment of the ancient evidence, and acquaintance with the relevant classical scholarship.
- When tested in Classical Civilization courses, students will be able to demonstrate awareness and understanding of the key information and most significant issues/debates for the given historical period, genre, topic, or author.
Requirements for the Major
Requirements for a major and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:
- At least six three-credit courses in Latin or Greek. Of the language courses, at least two must be in Greek. Introductory Latin I (LT 101 ) does not count for the major.
- Six classical civilization courses (in translation; most are crosslisted with other departments). Additional Greek and/or Latin courses may be substituted for up to two of these courses. Up to two departmentally-approved courses focusing on the ancient world that are not officially crosslisted in the Classics Department may count as classical civilization courses for the major.
- HN 201 fulfills a major requirement for classical civilization majors as well as a core requirement for students in the Honors Program.
- The Senior Honors Thesis (CL 450 ) is an honors option available to qualified senior majors. The course involves an independent study and a thesis, and it may be substituted for up to two major courses.
- Any Greek or Latin course may be offered in Rome, as reflected in the term course offerings.
- For students double-majoring in classical civilization and an allied major (such as English, history, art history, philosophy, political science, or theology), the department allows departmentally-approved courses to count for both majors so long as the other department chair also agrees. Students interested in double-majoring should consult both departments early in their career.
- PL 200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course**
- English Core**
- History Core**
- Classical Civilization Elective*
- Latin Elective*
- Greek Elective or
- Classical Civilization Elective or
- Latin Elective
- Ethics Core**
- Nondepartmental Elective
* Required for major.
** Terms may be interchanged.
- Students should consult their departmental advisor upon declaring a major in classical civilization to develop their course of study. The notes below detail the classical civilization courses that are cross-listed with other departments.
- CL 211 , CL 212 , CL 213 , CL 214 , and CL 218 are cross-listed with English. These courses fulfill English core requirements, as well as classical civilization major/minor requirements.
- CL 241 , CL 308 , and CL 309 are cross-listed with fine arts. CL 241 fulfills the fine arts core requirement. These courses fulfill art history and visual arts major requirements, as well as classical civilization major/minor requirements.
- CL 300 , CL 301 , CL 302 , CL 312 , CL 313 , CL 314 , CL 320 , CL 322 , CL 324 , CL 326 , CL 327 , CL 329 , CL 334 , CL 337 , CL 420 , and CL 421 are cross-listed with history. These courses fulfill history core requirements, as well as classical civilization and history major/minor requirements.
- CL 358 , CL 359 , CL 366 , CL 367 , CL 368 , and CL 405 are cross-listed with philosophy. These courses fulfill classical civilization and philosophy major/minor requirements.
- CL 380 , CL 381 , and CL 388 are cross-listed with political science. These courses fulfill classical civilization and political science major/minor requirements.
- CL 224 , CL 225 , CL 229 , CL 231 , CL 246 , CL 335 , CL 346 , CL 347 , CL 355 , CL 356 , and CL 364 are cross-listed with theology. The 200-level courses fulfill theology core requirements. All of these courses fulfill classical civilization and theology major/minor requirements.
- Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).