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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 seminars, 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
Mediterranean Culture Wars: Archaic Greek History, c. 1200 to 479 BC
And
The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History 478 to 323 BC
The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History to 478 to 323 BCE
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 2017/2018 include, but are not limited to: GREK 1050G, GREK 1060, GREK 1080, GREK 1100, GREK 1100G, GREK 1110D, GREK 1140, GREK 1820, LATN 1015, LATN 1110E, LATN 1110G, LATN 1110LLATN 1110Y   LATN 1120DLATN 1150LATN 1810, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Greek or Latin: GREK 2100F, GREK 2150,and LATN 2120E.

2

 Options offered by the Department of Classics in 2017/2018 include, but are not limited to: CLAS 0150CLAS 0210O, CLAS 0210R, CLAS 0400, CLAS 0600, CLAS 0620, CLAS 0660,CLAS 0995, CLAS 1120B, CLAS 1120T, CLAS 1120U, CLAS 1120Y, CLAS 1140, CLAS 1210, CLAS 1410,CLAS 1750N, CLAS 1750P, CLAS 1930CCLAS 2080F, CLAS 2080G, GREK 0100, GREK 0110GREK 0200, GREK 0300, GREK 0400, GREK 1050G, GREK 1060, GREK 1080, GREK 1100, GREK 1100G, GREK 1110D, GREK 1140GREK 1820, LATN 0100, LATN 0110, LATN 0200, LATN 0300, LATN 0400, LATN 1015, LATN 1110E, LATN 1110G, LATN 1110LLATN 1110Y, LATN 1120D, LATN 1150, LATN 1810, 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 1210Mediterranean Culture Wars: Archaic Greek History, c. 1200 to 479 BC1
CLAS 1220The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History 478 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 2017/2018 include, but are not limited to: GREK 1050G, GREK 1060, GREK 1080, GREK 1100, GREK 1100G, GREK 1110D, GREK 1140, GREK 1820, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Greek: GREK 2100F 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 2017-2018 include, but are not limited to: LATN 1015, LATN 1110E, LATN 1110G, LATN 1110LLATN 1110Y, LATN 1120D, LATN 1150, LATN 1810, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Latin: LATN 2120E.

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 1210Mediterranean Culture Wars: Archaic Greek History, c. 1200 to 479 BC1
CLAS 1220The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History 478 to 323 BC1
or HIST 1200B The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History to 478 to 323 BCE
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 2017-2018 include, but are not limited to: LATN 1015, LATN 1110E, LATN 1110G, LATN 1110LLATN 1110Y, LATN 1120D, LATN 1150, LATN 1810, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Latin: LATN 2120E.

2

 Options offered in 2017/2018 include, but are not limited to: GREK 1050G, GREK 1060, GREK 1080, GREK 1100, GREK 1100G, GREK 1110D, GREK 1140, GREK 1820, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Greek: GREK 2100F 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 2017/2018 include: SANS 0400, SANS 1020 and SANS 1100.

2

 Options offered in 2017/2018 include: CLAS 0995 and CLAS 1140.

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 2017/2018 include: SANS 1020 and SANS 1100.

2

 Options offered in 2017/2018 include: CLAS 0995and CLAS 1140.

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 1210Mediterranean Culture Wars: Archaic Greek History, c. 1200 to 479 BC1
CLAS 1220The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History 478 to 323 BC1
or HIST 1200B The Fall of Empires and Rise of Kings: Greek History to 478 to 323 BCE
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 2017/2018 include: SANS 0100, SANS 0200, SANS 0300, SANS 0400, SANS 1020 and SANS 1100.

2

 Options offered in 2017/2018 include, but are not limited to: GREK 1050G, GREK 1060, GREK 1080, GREK 1100, GREK 1100G, GREK 1110D, GREK 1140, GREK 1820, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Greek: GREK 2100F 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 offered in 2017/2018 include: SANS 0100, SANS 0200, SANS 0300, SANS 0400, SANS 1020 and SANS 1100.

2

 Options offered in 2017-2018 include, but are not limited to: LATN 1015, LATN 1110E, LATN 1110G, LATN 1110LLATN 1110Y, LATN 1120D, LATN 1150, LATN 1810, and with instructor permission for those who are very advanced in Latin: LATN 2120E.

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.