Classics

Classics focuses on the languages, literature, history, and culture of Greco-Roman antiquity. It provides specialized training for students intending to enter graduate school, and a broad liberal education for those with more general interests. Students may choose to study Ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, or Modern Greek and gain knowledge in literature, mythology, ancient history, philosophy, and religion. Students may either pursue the standard Classics concentration - the most popular choice - or they may pursue one of the several optional tracks: Greek, Latin, Greek and Latin, South Asian Classics, Sanskrit, Greek and Sanskrit, or Latin and Sanskrit. Concentrators are strongly encouraged to integrate their studies in various fields of Classics by writing a senior thesis, by participating in an undergraduate seminar, or by undertaking a senior capstone project.

All tracks except "Greek and Latin," "Greek and Sanskrit," and "Latin and Sanskrit" require the satisfactory completion of eight courses as described below. Programs are flexible and students are encouraged to discuss their plans with the concentration advisor. The introductory courses in Greek and Latin may not usually be counted toward a concentration, but those in Sanskrit may be counted in some of the tracks.

Classics

One course in Greek or Latin on the 1000-level or above. 11
Select one of the following series:2
The History of Greece from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander
And
The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History 479 to 323 BC
OR
Roman History I: The Rise and Fall of an Imperial Republic
And
Roman History II: The Roman Empire and Its Impact
Roman History II: The Empire
Five other courses in classics, including classical archaeology, Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, or related areas to be approved by the concentration advisor. 25
Total Credits8
1

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include, but are not limited to: GREK 1050F, GREK 1100E, GREK 1100F, GREK 1110I, GREK 1111E, GREK 1150, GREK 1810, LATN 1040A, LATN 1060H, LATN 1110F, LATN 1110I, LATN 1110O, LATN 1110R and LATN 1820.

2

 Options offered by the Department of Classics in 2016/2017 include, but are not limited to: CLAS 0010, CLAS 0150CLAS 0210L, CLAS 0660, CLAS 0780, CLAS 0810A, CLAS 0820, CLAS 0855, CLAS 0900, CLAS 0990, CLAS 1120E, CLAS 1120G, CLAS 1120W, CLAS 1120X, CLAS 1131, CLAS 1750L, CLAS 1770, GREK 0100, GREK 0110, GREK 0200, GREK 0300, GREK 0400, GREK 1050F, GREK 1100E, GREK 1100F, GREK 1110I, GREK 1111E, GREK 1150, GREK 1810, LATN 0100, LATN 0110, LATN 0200, LATN 0300, LATN 0400, LATN 1040A, LATN 1060H, LATN 1110F, LATN 1110I, LATN 1110O, LATN 1110R, LATN 1820, SANS 0100 and SANS 0200.

Greek

Four Greek courses on the 1000-level or above, at least one of which is to be: 14
Early Greek Literature
Fifth Century Survey
CLAS 1210The History of Greece from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander1
CLAS 1220The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History 479 to 323 BC1
Two additional courses in classics, including classical archaeology, Greek, Latin, or related areas to be approved by the concentration advisor. 22
Total Credits8
1

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include, but are not limited to: GREK 1050F, GREK 1100E, GREK 1100F, GREK 1110I, GREK 1111E, GREK 1150, GREK 1810, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Greek: GREK 2000A, GREK 2110E and GREK 2150.

2

 See options listed under Classics track.

Latin

Four Latin courses on the 1000-level or above, at least one of which is to be: 14
Survey of Republican Literature
Survey of Roman Literature II: Empire
CLAS 1310Roman History I: The Rise and Fall of an Imperial Republic1
CLAS 1320Roman History II: The Roman Empire and Its Impact1
or HIST 1201B Roman History II: The Empire
Two additional courses in classics, including classical archaeology, Greek, Latin, or related areas to be approved by the concentration advisor. 22
Total Credits8
1

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include, but are not limited to: LATN 1040A, LATN 1060H, LATN 1110F, LATN 1110I, LATN 1110O, LATN 1110R, LATN 1820, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Latin: LATN 2010H and LATN 2080H.

2

 See options listed under Classics track.

Greek and Latin

Four Latin courses on the 1000-level or above, at least one of which is to be: 14
Survey of Republican Literature
Survey of Roman Literature II: Empire
Four Greek courses on the 1000-level or above, at least one of which is to be: 24
Early Greek Literature
Fifth Century Survey
CLAS 1210The History of Greece from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander1
CLAS 1220The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History 479 to 323 BC1
CLAS 1310Roman History I: The Rise and Fall of an Imperial Republic1
CLAS 1320Roman History II: The Roman Empire and Its Impact1
or HIST 1201B Roman History II: The Empire
Total Credits12
1

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include, but are not limited to: LATN 1040A, LATN 1060H, LATN 1110F, LATN 1110I, LATN 1110O, LATN 1110R, LATN 1820, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Latin: LATN 2010H and LATN 2080H.

2

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include, but are not limited to: GREK 1050F, GREK 1100E, GREK 1100F, GREK 1110I, GREK 1111E, GREK 1150, GREK 1810, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Greek: GREK 2000A, GREK 2110E and GREK 2150.

South Asian Classics

At least one Sanskrit course above Sanskrit 0300 11
Three of the Sanskrit Classics Courses in Translation 23
Four other courses in Classics or related areas (such as Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, South Asian Studies, Early Cultures, etc.) to be approved by the concentration advisor4
Total Credits8
1

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include: SANS 0400, SANS 1080 and SANS 1600.

2

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include: CLAS 0210Y, CLAS 0820, CLAS 0855 and CLAS 0990.

Sanskrit

Two Sanskrit courses at the 1000-level or above 12
Two of the Sanskrit Classics Courses in Translation 22
Four other courses in Classics or related areas (such as Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, South Asian Studies, Early Cultures, etc.) to be approved by the concentration advisor4
Total Credits8
1

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include: SANS 1080 and SANS 1600.

2

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include: CLAS 0210Y, CLAS 0820, CLAS 0855 and CLAS 0990.

Greek and Sanskrit

Four Sanskrit courses at any level 14
Four Greek courses on the 1000-level or above, at least one of which is to be: 24
Early Greek Literature
Fifth Century Survey
CLAS 1210The History of Greece from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander1
CLAS 1220The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History 479 to 323 BC1
Two additional courses in Classics or related areas (such as Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, South Asian Studies, Early Cultures, etc.) to be approved by the concentration advisor2
Total Credits12
1

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include: SANS 0100, SANS 0200, SANS 0300, SANS 0400, SANS 1080 and SANS 1600.

2

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include, but are not limited to: GREK 1050F, GREK 1100E, GREK 1100F, GREK 1110I, GREK 1111E, GREK 1150, GREK 1810, and with Einstructor permission for those who are very advanced in Greek: GREK 2000A, GREK 2110E and GREK 2150.

Latin and Sanskrit

Four Sanskrit courses at any level 14
Four Latin courses on the 1000-level or above, at least one of which is to be 24
Survey of Republican Literature
Survey of Roman Literature II: Empire
CLAS 1310Roman History I: The Rise and Fall of an Imperial Republic1
CLAS 1320Roman History II: The Roman Empire and Its Impact1
or HIST 1201B Roman History II: The Empire
Two additional courses in Classics or related areas (such as Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, South Asian Studies, Early Cultures, etc.) to be approved by the concentration advisor2
Total Credits12
1

 Options offer in 2016/2017 include: SANS 0100, SANS 0200, SANS 0300, SANS 0400, SANS 1080 and SANS 1600.

2

 Options offered in 2016/2017 include, but are not limited to: LATN 1040A, LATN 1060H, LATN 1110F, LATN 1110I, LATN 1110O, LATN 1110R, LATN 1820, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Latin: LATN 2010H and LATN 2080H.

Honors

Students may earn honors in the concentration by presenting a satisfactory thesis, for the preparation of which they will ordinarily enroll in the relevant 1990 courses; these courses may not be used to satisfy the standard requirements for a concentration. In order to qualify, the candidate for honors in the Department of Classics ordinarily will be entering his/her seventh semester of study and must have an “A” average (3.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale) in the concentration.