Requirements for the Major
This option is designed for students who intend to study classical languages in depth. Students considering graduate school in Classics or Classical Archaeology (or related disciplines) should select this track; they are strongly urged to acquire a solid foundation in both Greek and Latin as soon as possible.
To complete the option in Classical Languages, students are required to complete satisfactorily a total of ten courses in two languages chosen from Greek, Latin, and Classical Hebrew, plus the CLAS 190 PZ -Senior Seminar in Classics . Students must complete at least three courses in each of the two languages chosen. Up to two courses in Classical civilization, archaeology, art history, history, philosophy, or religion may be substituted for language courses if warranted by the student’s program and if approved by the student’s major adviser. A senior thesis may count as one of these three courses.
For students intending to pursue graduate study in Classics or Classical Archaeology, a command of both Greek and Latin is essential; reading competency in French, German, and/or Italian is strongly recommended. Classical Languages and Literature majors should take the Classics Senior Seminar in the Fall of their Senior year.