Classical Languages

Requirements for the Major in Classical Languages

The major requires successful completion of the following:

Course Requirements
Select a minimum of six courses in the language of emphasis (GREK or LATN)24
Select four additional courses drawn from Greek (GREK), Latin (LATN), Classical Studies (CLST), or the following: 116
Art of Europe and the Americas: Prehistory to 1300
Ancient Rome
Ancient Philosophy from Homer to Augustine
God and Empire: Biblical Texts and Colonial Contexts
Total Semester Hours40
Additional Requirements
A comprehensive examination 2

No more than eight semester hours may be applied from any combination of the following courses: CLST 121 (Explorations in Ancient Society and Its Legacy), CLST 122 (Explorations in Ancient Literature), CLST 123 (Explorations in Antiquity and the Arts), CLST 124 (Explorations in Ancient Ethics, Religion, and Belief).


A student accepted to any of the majors in the Department of Classics is assigned a reading list of ancient authors and modern works bearing on the languages, literatures, and civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. Part of the comprehensive examination is based on these readings.


To be eligible for departmental honors, a student majoring in Classical Languages, Greek, or Latin is required to pass all courses in the major with a B average, to pass the comprehensive examination with a grade of A or B, and to complete an acceptable honors paper.