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Minor Concentrations in Classics

MINOR CONCENTRATIONS IN CLASSICS

Current and prospective Classics minors are encouraged to consult early and often with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), who serves as the key liaison between students and the rest of the University. The DUS also oversees honors and other aspects of the undergraduate program.  

Students may earn a minor concentration in Latin or Greek, or classical studies. Each option allows students either to survey aspects of classical culture and traditions or to take a more focused cluster of courses. Unlike the Greek and Latin minors, the classical studies minor does not require study of an ancient language. Instead, it provides a framework for examining any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity or its traditions and reception from medieval to contemporary culture. Students majoring in classics may also earn a minor in classical studies, provided they do not double-count courses toward both the major and the minor.

Minor Requirements: Latin Concentration

Prerequisite:  Latin 101-3 or equivalent placement

Minor course requirements: 6 courses

Minor Requirements: Greek Concentration

Prerequisite: Greek 101-3 or Greek 115-2 or equivalent placement

Minor course requirements: 6 courses

Minor Requirements: Classical Studies

Prerequisites: None. This track requires no ancient languages. Students are free to examine any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity or its traditions and reception from medieval to contemporary  culture.

Minor course requirements: 6 courses

Classics majors may substitute additional 200- or 300-level courses from the second list below in place of courses in the first list

Research Seminar: Classics in the Digital Age (Classics 395)

The purpose of the Classics Research Seminar is to provide Classics students with an opportunity to work closely with Classics faculty; to get acquainted with fundamental research skills and tools; and to apply those in a research project that will ideally constitute a first step toward their honors thesis.

 By the end of the course, students will be prepared to undertake a research project in the interdisciplinary field of Classics. Among other things, they will be familiar with reference tools allowing them to search, analyze, and interpret ancient evidence from a variety of media including texts, inscriptions, coins, buildings, and vase-paintings. They will also have learnt skills such as how to read a critical apparatus and transcribe an inscription.

The course is designed to reflect current developments in the field of Classics. It therefore emphasizes digital approaches, including both digital tools for the study and manipulation of ancient evidence, as well as digital projects that employ advanced computational methods. 

The Research Seminar is designed for juniors with reading knowledge of Latin or Greek. Sophomores and seniors may participate with departmental permission. 

 

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