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Classics (B.A.) Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 30+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

Courses must be chosen from at least two different disciplines (CLAS, GREK, LATN, HIST, PHIL or ARTH, etc.).

One course selected from:

CLAS 101

Greek Civilization (3) PR: None

HIST 231

Ancient Greece (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu)

One course selected from:

CLAS 102

Roman Civilization (3) PR: None

HIST 232

Ancient Rome (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu)

Two 300-level courses totaling 6 credit hours selected from the list of Approved Classics Courses (see list below).

Classics Capstone

CLAS 401

Research Seminar in Classics (3) PR: Junior/Senior standing; Classics program director and instructor permission.

Select an additional 15 credit hours from the list of Approved Classics Courses with no more than 6 credit hours at the 100-level.

Approved Classics Courses:

ARTH 214

Ancient Greek Art (3) PR: None

ARTH 215

Ancient Roman Art (3) PR: None

CLAS 101

Greek Civilization (3) PR: None

CLAS 102

Roman Civilization (3) PR: None

CLAS 103

Classical Mythology (3) PR: None

CLAS 104

Introduction to Classical Archaeology (3) PR: None

CLAS 105

History of the Classical World (3) PR: None

CLAS 121*

Classical Greece (3) PR: None

CLAS 122*

Bronze Age Greece (3) PR: None

CLAS 203

Special Topics (3) PR: None

CLAS 221

Field Methods in Classical Archaeology I (3) PR: None

CLAS 222

Field Methods in Classical Archaeology II (3) PR: None

CLAS 223

Aegean Prehistory (3) PR: None

CLAS 225

The Archaeology of Athens (3) PR: None

CLAS 226

The Archaeology of Rome (3) PR: None

CLAS 242

Images of Women in Classical Antiquity (3) PR: None

CLAS 253

Ancient Epic (3) PR: None

CLAS 254

Classical Drama: Tragedy (3) PR: None

CLAS 255

Classical Drama: Comedy (3) PR: None

CLAS 256

Satire (3) PR: None

CLAS 270

The Romans in Cinema (3) PR: None

CLAS 301

Topics in Greek Literature (3) PR: Three credit hours in a CLAS 100-200 level course

CLAS 302

Topics in Latin Literature (3) PR: Three credit hours in a CLAS 100-200 level course

CLAS 303

Topics in Classical Civilization (3) PR: Three credit hours in a CLAS 100-200 level course

CLAS 320

State Formation in the Mediterranean World (3) PR: One of the following courses: CLAS 101, CLAS 102, CLAS 104, CLAS 105, CLAS 220-229, ANTH 202, ARTH 214, ARTH 215, HIST 231, HIST 232; or instructor permission

CLAS 322

Mediterranean Landscapes (3) PR: One of the following courses: CLAS 101, CLAS 102, CLAS 104, CLAS 105, CLAS 220-229, ANTH 202, ARTH 214, ARTH 215, HIST 231, HIST 232; or instructor permission

CLAS 324

Ancient Mediterranean Economies (3) PR: One of the following courses: CLAS 101, CLAS 102, CLAS 104, CLAS 105, CLAS 220-229, ANTH 202, ARTH 214, ARTH 215, HIST 231, HIST 232; or instructor permission

CLAS 343

Luxury and Status in Ancient Rome (3) PR: 3 credit hours in Classics or instructor permission

CLAS 345

Love, Beauty, and Sexuality in the Greco-Roman World (3) PR: 3 credit hours in Classics or WGST 200 or instructor permission

CLAS 356

Ancient Roman Letters (3) PR: 3 credit hours in Classics or instructor permission

GREK 321

Greek Oratory (3) PR: Two 200-level Greek courses

GREK 322

Homer (3) PR: Two 200-level Greek courses

GREK 323

Greek Historiography (3) PR: Two 200-level Greek courses

GREK 324

Greek Comedy (3) PR: Two 200-level Greek courses

GREK 325

Greek Tragedy (3) PR: Two 200-level Greek courses

GREK 326

Plato (3) PR: Two 200-level Greek courses

GREK 371

Readings in Greek Literature: Poetry (3) PR: Two 200-level Greek courses

GREK 372

Readings in Greek Literature: Prose (3) PR: Two 200-level Greek courses

GREK 390

Special Topics (3) PR: None

GREK 490

Seminar: Special Topics in Ancient Greek (3) PR: Instructor permission

GREK 496**

Directed Reading (1-3) PR: Instructor permission

GREK 498

Independent Study (1-3) PR: Instructor permission

HIST 230

Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu)

HIST 231

Ancient Greece (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu)

HIST 232

Ancient Rome (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu)

LATN 301

Introduction to Latin Literature (3) PR: LATN 202

LATN 305

Medieval Latin (3) PR: LATN 301

LATN 321

Cicero (3) PR: LATN 301

LATN 322

Vergil (3) PR: LATN 301

LATN 323

Roman Historiography (3) PR: LATN 301

LATN 371

Roman Comedy (3) PR: LATN 301

LATN 372

Roman Satire (3) PR: LATN 301

LATN 373

Roman Biography (3) PR: LATN 301

LATN 390

Special Topics (3) PR: LATN 301

LATN 490

Seminar: Special Topics in Latin (3) PR: Instructor permission

LATN 496**

Directed Readings (1-3) PR: Instructor permission

LATN 498

Independent Study in Latin (1-3) PR: Instructor permission

LING 385

Teaching Latin in Elem. & Middle Schools (3) PR: None

PHIL 201

History of Ancient Philosophy (3) PR: 3 credit hours in PHIL or instructor permission

Note: *CLAS 121 and CLAS 122 are travel courses. Students must be able to walk moderately difficult trails. **GREK 496 and *LATN 496 credit hours assigned will be determined by the nature and extent of the reading. Special topic courses in ARTH, CLAS, HIST, PHIL, and RELS will meet this requirement when the content focuses on Classics.

Notes:

  • If the student has completed the equivalent of 202 in Greek or Latin, then credits earned in the other Classical language at the elementary and intermediate level (100-level and 200-level courses) will count toward the BA in Classics.

Classics Teacher Education Program (Grades PK-12)

Students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must complete both the Classics major (for Latin licensure) and the Foreign Language Education major requirements. See the School of Education, Health and Human Performance section of this catalog for a listing of the required foreign language education major courses.

After declaration of a major in Classics, students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must meet with the director of licensure and clinical practice, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 843-953-5613. Students must take EDFS 201 during their sophomore year and apply for acceptance into this program no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. In addition to meeting with an assigned advisor in Classics, candidates in all languages must meet with Dr. Shawn Morrison, 404 J.C. Long Building, morrisonsh@cofc.edu, for additional information as soon as possible. Requirements include:

  • admission to and successful completion of the approved Teacher Education Program
  • passing score on the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching Test
  • and the successful completion of the content major in Classics, with its specific course requirements and GPA requirements (see below).

In order to be admitted to the Clinical Internship (EDFS 460), candidates must have met the following requirements:

  • Completion of all Classics course requirements for the Classics major in Education.
  • 2.50 GPA in Classics courses
  • 3.00 GPA in EDFS courses
  • 2.60 overall GPA

When declaring teacher licensure in Classics through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select "Declare or Add a Major" and then "Foreign Education Language" from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the Classics major and follow the on-screen instructions.

Classics Education Major Requirements for Teacher Licensure

Credit Hours: 30+

Required Courses

One course selected from:

CLAS 101

Greek Civilization (3) PR: None

HIST 231

Ancient Greece (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu)

One course selected from:

CLAS 102

Roman Civilization (3) PR: None

HIST 232

Ancient Rome (3) PR: One course in pre-modern history and one course in modern history from the list of approved courses satisfying the general education history requirement (see http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu)

Complete 12 credit hours of Latin Language (LATN) 300-level courses:

LATN 301

Introduction to Latin Literature (3) PR: LATN 202

LATN 305

Medieval Latin (3) PR: LATN 301

LATN 321

Cicero (3) PR: LATN 301 or instructor permission

LATN 322

Vergil (3) PR: LATN 301 or instructor permission

LATN 323

Roman Historiography (3) PR: LATN 301 or instructor permission

LATN 371

Roman Comedy (3) PR: LATN 301 or instructor permission

LATN 372

Roman Satire (3) PR: LATN 301 or instructor permission

LATN 373

Roman Biography (3) PR: LATN 301 or instructor permission

LATN 390

Special Topics (3) PR: LATN 301 or instructor permission

Select an additional 9 credit hours from the list of Approved Classics Courses (see list in major requirements).

Classics Capstone

CLAS 401

Research Seminar in Classics (3) PR: Junior/Senior standing; Classics program director and instructor permission.