Classics Curriculum

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Area of Concentration Requirements

  • A high level of proficiency in ancient Greek or Latin. This will ordinarily be demonstrated by successful completion of six semester courses or the equivalent in either language, and by the equivalent of three semester courses in the other classical language as well.
  • A good general knowledge of classical literature, history, and culture. This will normally be demonstrated by successful completion of advanced language courses in Greek or Latin literature and of at least four courses, tutorials, or ISPs on topics such as Greek and Roman history, art, philosophy, mythology, and literature.
  • At least two semesters (or the equivalent) of a modern language. This requirement may be waived for students not intending to pursue classics in graduate school.
  • A senior thesis. This might take the form of a critical analysis of a classical author or a study of a cultural problem in history, literature, or thought. In any case, a significant portion of the research should demonstrate the student’s capacity to use primary classical texts or artifacts.