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Classics

Major / Minor Requirements

The Classics Program offers majors in Classical Studies, Classical ArchaeologyClassical Foundations and minors in Classical Studies and Latin.

Current students: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met. 

Classical Studies Major

The major in classical studies consists of 44 credits. Students must take the following:

Choose two courses in Latin or Ancient Greek (8 credits):

  • Take two courses in Latin or Ancient Greek. At least one course must be 1200 level or above.

Choose two (8 credits):

  • CLS 1030 Ancient Greece I: Troy to Sparta (4 credits)
  • CLS 1040 Ancient Greece II: Alexander to Cleopatra (4 credits)
  • CLS 1050 Ancient Rome I: The Rise of Rome (4 credits)
  • CLS 1060 Ancient Rome II: Emperors and Barbarians (4 credits)

Choose three (12 credits):

  • CLS 1100 Classical Mythology (4 credits)
  • CLS 2200 Classical Archaeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 2300 Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • CLS 2600 Special Topics in Roman Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2700 Special Topics in Greek Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2800 Special Topics in Classical Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2900 Special Topics in Archaeology (4 credits)
  • GRK 2010 Intermediate Ancient Greek I (4 credits)
  • GRK 2020 Intermediate Ancient Greek II (4 credits)
  • LTN 2010 Intermediate Latin I (4 credits)
  • LTN 2020 Intermediate Latin II (4 credits)

Choose three (12 credits):

  • CLS 3210 Seminar in Greek Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3230 Seminar in Classical Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3240 Seminar in Archaeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 3250 Field Archeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 3260 Seminar in Roman Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3310 Greek Religions (4 credits)
  • CLS 3320 Roman Religions (4 credits)
  • GRK 3010 Advanced Ancient Greek I (4 credits)
  • GRK 3020 Advanced Ancient Greek II (4 credits)
  • LTN 3010 Advanced Latin I (4 credits)
  • LTN 3020 Advanced Latin II (4 credits)

Required (4 credits):

  • CLS 4100 Senior Seminar in Classics(4 credits)
  • CLS 4990 Senior Thesis Completion (0 credits)

Classical Archaeology Major

The Classical Archaeology major consists of 48 credits. Students must take the following:

Choose two courses in Latin or Ancient Greek (8 credits):

  • Take two courses in either Latin or Ancient Greek. At least one course must be 1020 or above.

Choose two (8 credits):

  • CLS 1030 Ancient Greece I: Troy to Sparta (4 credits)
  • CLS 1040 Ancient Greece II: Alexander to Cleopatra (4 credits)
  • CLS 1050 Ancient Rome I: The Rise of Rome (4 credits)
  • CLS 1060 Ancient Rome II: Emperors and Barbarians (4 credits)

Required (4 credits):

  • CLS 2200 Classical Archaeology (4 credits)

Choose one (4 credits):

  • CLS 1100 Classical Mythology (4 credits)
  • CLS 2300 Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • CLS 2600 Special Topics in Roman Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2700 Special Topics in Greek Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2800 Special Topics in Classical Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2900 Special Topics in Archaeology (4 credits)
  • GRK 2010 Intermediate Ancient Greek I (4 credits)
  • GRK 2020 Intermediate Ancient Greek II (4 credits)
  • LTN 2010 Intermediate Latin I (4 credits)
  • LTN 2020 Intermediate Latin II (4 credits)

Choose one (4 credits):

  • CLS 3210 Seminar in Greek Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3230 Seminar in Classical Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3240 Seminar in Archaeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 3260 Seminar in Roman Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3310 Greek Religions (4 credits)
  • CLS 3320 Roman Religions (4 credits)
  • GRK 3010 Advanced Ancient Greek I (4 credits)
  • GRK 3020 Advanced Ancient Greek II (4 credits)
  • LTN 3010 Advanced Latin I (4 credits)
  • LTN 3020 Advanced Latin II (4 credits)

Choose three (12 credits):

  • GEO 1500 Human Geography: An Introduction (4 credits)
  • GEO 1610 Introduction to GIS: Mapping Your World (4 credits)
  • GEO 2610 Advanced GIS and Analytical Cartography (4 credits)
  • GEO 2700 Satellite Image and Air Photo Analysis (4 credits)
  • GEO 3300 Analytical Techniques in Geospatial Science (4 credits)

Required — Take All (8 credits):

  • CLS 3250 Field Archaeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 4100 Senior Seminar (4 credits)
  • CLS 4990 Thesis Completion (0 credits) 

Classical Foundations Major

The Classical Foundations major consists of 48 credits. Students must take the following:

Take three courses in Greek or Latin (12 credits):

  • Take three courses in Greek or Latin. At least one must be 2010 or higher.

Required (4 credits):

  • CLS 1100 Classical Mythology (4 credits)

Choose three (12 credits):

  • CLS 1030 Ancient Greece I: Troy to Sparta (4 credits)
  • CLS 1040 Ancient Greece II: Alexander to Cleopatra (4 credits)
  • CLS 1050 Ancient Rome I: The Rise of Rome (4 credits)
  • CLS 1060 Ancient Rome II: Emperors and Barbarians (4 credits)
  • CLS 2600 Special Topics in Roman Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2700 Special Topics in Greek Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2800 Special Topics in Classical Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2900 Special Topics in Archaeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 3210 Seminar in Greek Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3230 Seminar in Classical Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3260 Seminar in Roman Studies (4 credits)
  • GRK 3010 Advanced Ancient Greek I (4 credits)
  • GRK 3020 Advanced Ancient Greek II (4 credits)
  • LTN 3010 Advanced Latin I (4 credits)
  • LTN 3020 Advanced Latin II (4 credits)

Choose one (4 credits):

  • CLS 3310 Greek Religions (4 credits)
  • CLS 3320 Roman Religions (4 credits)

Required — Take All (16 credits): 

  • GFW 2210 Foundations of Western Thought I: Ancient and Medieval (4 credits)
  • GFW 3010 Seminar in Ancient Thought (4 credits)
  • GFW 3020 Seminar in Medieval Thought (4 credits)
  • CLS 4100 Senior Seminar in Classics (4 credits)
  • CLS 4990 Senior Thesis Completion (0 credits)

Classical Studies Minor

The Classical Studies minor consists of 24 credits.

Take one course in Latin or Ancient Greek (4 credits):

  • Take one course in Latin or Ancient Greek, 1020 or above.

Choose two (8 credits):

  • CLS 1030 Ancient Greece I: Troy to Sparta (4 credits)
  • CLS 1040 Ancient Greece II: Alexander to Cleopatra (4 credits)
  • CLS 1050 Ancient Rome I: The Rise of Rome (4 credits)
  • CLS 1060 Ancient Rome II: Emperors and Barbarians (4 credits)

Choose two (8 credits): 

  • CLS 1100 Classical Mythology (4 credits)
  • CLS 2200 Classical Archaeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 2300 Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • CLS 2600 Special Topics in Roman Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2700 Special Topics in Greek Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2800 Special Topics in Classical Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 2900 Special Topics in Archaeology (4 credits)
  • GRK 2010 Intermediate Ancient Greek I (4 credits)
  • GRK 2020 Intermediate Ancient Greek II (4 credits)
  • LTN 2010 Intermediate Latin I (4 credits)
  • LTN 2020 Intermediate Latin II (4 credits)

Choose one (4 credits):

  • CLS 3210 Seminar in Greek Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3230 Seminar in Classical Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3240 Seminar in Archaeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 3250 Field Archaeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 3260 Seminar in Roman Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3310 Greek Religions (4 credits)
  • CLS 3320 Roman Religions (4 credits)
  • GRK 3010 Advanced Ancient Greek I (4 credits)
  • GRK 3020 Advanced Ancient Greek II (4 credits)
  • LTN 3010 Advanced Latin I (4 credits)
  • LTN 3020 Advanced Latin II (4 credits)

Latin Minor

The Latin minor consists of 20 credits.

Take three Latin courses (12 credits):

  • Take three Latin (LTN) courses, 1020 or above.

Choose one (4 credits):

  • CLS 1050 Ancient Rome I: The Rise of Rome (4 credits)
  • CLS 1060 Ancient Rome II: Emperors and Barbarians (4 credits)
  • CLS 1100 Classical Mythology (4 credits)
  • CLS 2300 Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • CLS 2600 Special Topics in Roman Studies (4 credits)

Choose one (4 credits):

  • CLS 3260 Seminar in Roman Studies (4 credits)
  • CLS 3320 Roman Religions (4 credits)

 

Current students, remember: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met.

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