Classics Major: Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations Option (B.A.)
The Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (AMC) option balances language study with the opportunity for students to select from a wide range of courses covering many aspects of the Greek and Roman worlds, as well as the neighboring peoples in Europe, North Africa, and the Near East. The flexibility of this option makes it especially attractive for students who wish to double major in another subject. It is generally not suitable, however, for those who wish to pursue related graduate study or a career in teaching Latin. AMC majors can, however, supplement the requirements with additional coursework to keep these options open.
To complete the AMC option of the classics major, a student must complete 10 courses (40 credits), distributed as follows:
|Demonstrate proficiency by taking at least 8 credits in GREK or LATN at the 503 level or above||8|
|Select at least 32 additional credits in CLAS, GREK, or LATN courses, including: 1||32|
|Introduction to Greek Civilization|
or CLAS 406
|Introduction to Roman Civilization|
At least 8 credits from courses at the 600 level or above
|Select an approved capstone experience of the following:|
CLAS capstone course approved by the advisor at the 600 or 700 level
At least 4 credits in 700-level LATN or GREK courses
Approved semester study abroad focused on the classical world
No more than 8 credits may come from CLAS courses at the 400 level, with up to an additional 8 credits from LATN and GREK courses at the 400 level. There are also courses taught outside of the program that are approved substitutes for CLAS courses, and the department will accept up to 8 credits from such courses. An up-to-date list of these courses is available from departmental advisers and additional exceptions are allowed with the written approval of the adviser.
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. Bachelor of arts candidates must also satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.
Classics majors may use two major-required courses to satisfy two Discovery category requirements.
The required minimum overall GPA in major coursework is 2.0.