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Major & Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Major in Classics

Number of Units

  • Nine units are required, not including Latin and Ancient Greek 101, 102 and 201.
  • No more than two units may be earned on study abroad.

Required Courses

  • Five courses in one classical language above 201
  • Three courses in the other classical language above 102
  • CLAS 390 Junior seminar
  • Students considering a major in Classics are urged to begin their study of Latin or Ancient Greek in their first year.

Requirements for the Major in Latin

Number of Units

  • Eight units are required, not including Latin 101, 102 and 201 (the eight may include the SIP). No more than two of these units may be earned on study abroad.

Required Courses

  • Five courses in Latin above 201
  • CLAS 390 Junior Seminar
  • One course in Roman history or archaeology (either a classics or a cognate course)
  • One other course on Roman literature or culture (either a classics or a cognate course), or an additional Latin course.

Requirements for the Major in Greek

Number of Units

  • Eight units are required, not including Greek 101, 102 and 201 (the eight may include the SIP).
  • No more than two of these units may be earned on study abroad.

Required Courses

  • Five courses in Greek above 201
  • CLAS 390 Junior Seminar
  • One course in Greek history or archaeology (either a classics or a cognate course)
  • One other course on Greek literature or culture (either a classics or a cognate course), or an additional Greek course.

Requirements for the Major in Classical Civilization

Number of Units

  • Nine units are required, not including Latin or Greek 101, 102 and 201 (the nine may include the SIP). No more than two of these units may be earned on study abroad.

Required Courses

  • Two courses in Latin or Greek above the 201 level
  • CLAS 210 Classical Mythology
  • CLAS 390 Junior seminar
  • At least one course in classical history
    • CLAS 223 Cool Cities Ancient and Modern: Carthage and Kalamazoo
    • CLAS/HIST 224 Archaeology of Death in the Greco-Roman World
    • CLAS/HIST 227 The Roman Army and the Frontiers of Empire
    • CLAS/HIST 229 Multiculturalism in Greco-Roman Egypt
    • CLAS/HIST 230 Women in Classical Antiquity
    • HIST 225 Greek Civilization
    • HIST 226 Roman Civilization
    • HIST 232 The Fall of Rome and the Early Middle Ages
  • At least one course in classical art or archaeology 
    • ARTX140 Introduction to History of Art I
    • CLAS/ARTX 208 Introduction to Greek Art and Archaeology
    • CLAS/ARTX 209 Introduction to Roman Art and Archaeology
    • CLAS/HIST 224 Archaeology of Death in the Greco-Roman World
    • CLAS/HIST 229 Multiculturalism in Greco-Roman Egypt
  • Three electives

Electives

  • Electives may be chosen from both classics and cognate courses.

Requirements for the Minor in Latin

Number of Units

  • Six units are required, not including Latin 101 and 102.

Required Courses

  • Four courses in Latin above 102
  • CLAS 210 Classical Mythology
  • One other course on a Roman topic (either a classics or a cognate course)

Requirements for the Minor in Greek

Number of Units

  • Six units are required.

Required Courses

  • Four courses in Greek above 102
  • CLAS 210 Classical Mythology
  • One other course on a Greek topic (either a classics or a cognate course)

Requirements for the Minor in Classical Civilization

Required Courses

  • CLAS 210 Classical Mythology
  • At least one course in classical history 
    • CLAS 223 Cool Cities Ancient and Modern: Carthage and Kalamazoo
    • CLAS/HIST 224 Archaeology of Death in the Greco-Roman World
    • CLAS/HIST 227 The Roman Army and the Frontiers of Empire
    • CLAS/HIST 229 Multiculturalism in Greco-Roman Egypt
    • CLAS/HIST 230 Women in Classical Antiquity 
    • HIST 225 Greek Civilization 
    • HIST 226 Roman Civilization
    • HIST 232 The Fall of Rome and the Early Middle Ages
  • At least one course in classical art or archaeology 
    • ARTX140 Introduction to History of Art I
    • CLAS/ARTX 208 Introduction to Greek Art and Archaeology
    • CLAS/ARTX 209 Introduction to Roman Art and Archaeology
    • CLAS/HIST 224 Archaeology of Death in the Greco-Roman World
    • CLAS/HIST 229 Multiculturalism in Greco-Roman Egypt
  • Three electives

Electives

  • Electives may be chosen from both classics and cognate courses.