Comparative Arts and Letters

Classical Studies: Classical Civilization

Classical Studies: Classical Civilization
Hours37 - 40 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 1 Complete 1 course
requirement 2 Complete 14.0 hours from the following option(s)
Note: Greek 101, 102 and Latin 101, 102, 111 may be waived with equivalent language experience.
IHUM 311: Advanced Writing in Comparative Arts and Humanities is recommended to complete the Advanced Written and Oral Communication GE requirement.
Program Outcomes: 

Mechanics of the Greek or Latin language

With minimal and informed recourse to dictionaries, grammars, commentaries, and other translation aids, students will be able to read and comprehend the prose and poetry of Classical Greek and Latin authors. For example, they will be able to read and comprehend the writings of Caesar, Xenophon, Cicero, Plato, Homer, Vergil, and other Greek and Latin authors of comparable difficulty.

Interpretation and analysis of Greek or Latin texts

Students will demonstrate their ability to write analytical papers or the equivalent that apply close readings to Classical literary texts to develop and clearly express original interpretations of these texts.

Understanding and contextualizing Classical cultures

Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge and comprehension of the history, literature, philosophy, and visual arts of Greece from the Mycenaean civilization through the Hellenistic Age, and of Rome from the Regal Period to the decline of the Empire.