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Department of Classical Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies--Latin and Greek

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements CLSTBA

The Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies in Latin or Greek provides students the opportunity to study Greek and Latin literatures and cultures in the original languages. This gives students direct access to the great writers and thinkers of ancient Greece and Rome, who shaped the course of Western Civilization, and to the cultures that produced them.

Requirements

The major requires at least 30 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Latin and Greek. Choose either Latin or Greek focus:
    • Latin.
      1. Upper-Level Latin. Two (2) courses:
        • CLAS-L 407 Roman Lyric and Elegy
        • CLAS-L 408 Roman Comedy
        • CLAS-L 409 Readings in Medieval Latin
        • CLAS-L 410 Advanced Prose Composition
        • CLAS-L 423 Roman Satire
        • CLAS-L 424 Silver Age Historians
        • CLAS-L 426 Rhetoric and Oratory
        • CLAS-L 427 Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics
        • CLAS-L 428 Advanced Study of Virgil's Aeneid
        • CLAS-L 429 Roman Letters
        • CLAS-L 430 Lucretius
        • CLAS-L 432 Livy
      2. Latin and Greek. 15 credit hours:
        • Latin
          • Additional courses from the Upper-Level Latin list.
          • CLAS-L 200 Second-Year Latin I
          • CLAS-L 250 Second-Year Latin II
          • CLAS-L 304 Catullus
          • CLAS-L 305 Ovid
          • CLAS-L 307 Cicero
          • CLAS-L 308 Caesar
          • CLAS-L 309 Introduction to Vergil's Aeneid
          • CLAS-L 311 Sallust
          • CLAS-L 396 Classical Latin Abroad
        • Greek
          • CLAS-G 305 Greek Tragedy
          • CLAS-G 306 Greek Oratory
          • CLAS-G 307 Selected Works of Plato
          • CLAS-G 308 Readings in Biblical Greek
          • CLAS-G 396 Classical Greek Abroad
          • CLAS-G 401 Archaic Greek Poetry
          • CLAS-G 406 Homer
          • CLAS-G 407 Greek Historians
          • CLAS-G 410 Greek Prose Authors
          • CLAS-G 411 Greek Comedy
          • CLAS-X 491 Individual Reading in Greek
    • Greek. 21 credit hours:
      • Greek
        • CLAS-G 200 Intermediate Greek
        • CLAS-G 250 Introduction to Attic Greek Prose and Poetry
        • CLAS-G 305 Greek Tragedy
        • CLAS-G 306 Greek Oratory
        • CLAS-G 307 Selected Works of Plato
        • CLAS-G 308 Readings in Biblical Greek
        • CLAS-G 396 Classical Greek Abroad
        • CLAS-G 401 Archaic Greek Poetry
        • CLAS-G 406 Homer
        • CLAS-G 407 Greek Historians
        • CLAS-G 410 Greek Prose Authors
        • CLAS-G 411 Greek Comedy
        • CLAS-X 491 Individual Reading in Greek
      • Latin
        • CLAS-L 304 Catullus
        • CLAS-L 305 Ovid
        • CLAS-L 307 Cicero
        • CLAS-L 308 Caesar
        • CLAS-L 309 Introduction to Vergil's Aeneid
        • CLAS-L 311 Sallust
        • CLAS-L 396 Classical Latin Abroad
        • CLAS-L 407 Roman Lyric and Elegy
        • CLAS-L 408 Roman Comedy
        • CLAS-L 409 Readings in Medieval Latin
        • CLAS-L 410 Advanced Prose Composition
        • CLAS-L 423 Roman Satire
        • CLAS-L 424 Silver Age Historians
        • CLAS-L 426 Rhetoric and Oratory
        • CLAS-L 427 Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics
        • CLAS-L 428 Advanced Study of Virgil's Aeneid
        • CLAS-L 429 Roman Letters
        • CLAS-L 430 Lucretius
        • CLAS-L 432 Livy
  2. Classical Civilization. One (1) course:
    • CLAS-C 308 Roman Law
    • CLAS-C 310 Classical Drama
    • CLAS-C 311 Classical Epics
    • CLAS-C 321 Classical Myth and Culture in Film
    • CLAS-C 327 Nature and the Environment in Classical Antiquity
    • CLAS-C 350 Greek Literature in Translation
    • CLAS-C 351 Change and Innovation in Greece
    • CLAS-C 360 Roman Literature in Translation
    • CLAS-C 361 Ancient Roman Revolutions
    • CLAS-C 362 Later Latin Literature in Translation
    • CLAS-C 395 Topics in Classical Art and Archaeology
    • CLAS-C 396 Classical Archaeology Abroad
    • CLAS-C 397 Classical Civilization Abroad
    • CLAS-C 405 Comparative Mythology
    • CLAS-C 409 Roman Literature and Art
    • CLAS-C 412 The Art and Archaeology of the Aegean
    • CLAS-C 413 The Art and Archaeology of Greece
    • CLAS-C 414 The Art and Archaeology of the Roman World
    • CLAS-C 416 Ovidian Mythology and Its Tradition
    • CLAS-C 419 The Art and Archaeology of Pompeii
    • CLAS-C 420 Topography and Monuments of Athens
    • CLAS-C 421 Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome
    • CLAS-C 422 Greek Sculpture
    • CLAS-C 423 Ancient Painting
    • CLAS-C 425 Greek and Roman Sanctuaries
    • CLAS-C 491 Topics in Classical Studies
    • CLAS-C 494 Problems in Classical Civilization (Recommended)
    • One of the following:
      • ANTH-P 301 Archaeological Methods and Analyses
      • ANTH-P 409 Archaeological Ethics
      • ARTH-A 310 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 311 Art of the Classical Age of Greece
      • ARTH-A 312 Art of the Roman Empire
      • ARTH-A 313 Greek Pottery and Painting
      • ARTH-A 314 History of Greek Sculpture
      • ARTH-A 316 Ancient Art from Alexander the Great to Augustus
      • ARTH-A 410 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 415 Roman Painting
      • ARTH-A 416 Greek Architecture
      • ARTH-A 417 Roman Sculpture
      • ARTH-A 418 Roman Architecture
      • HIST-C 320 The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
      • HIST-C 325 The Roman Empire
      • HIST-C 376 Greek History: Bronze Age to the Persian Wars
      • HIST-C 377 Greek History: The Persian Wars to the Legacy of Alexander
      • HIST-C 390 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
      • REL-A 305 Ancient Mediterranean Religions
      • REL-A 321 Paul and His Influence in Early Christianity
  3. Electives. Six (6) additional credit hours:
    • Greek
      • CLAS-G 100 Elementary Greek I
      • CLAS-G 150 Elementary Greek II
      • CLAS-G 200 Intermediate Greek
      • CLAS-G 250 Introduction to Attic Greek Prose and Poetry
      • CLAS-G 305 Greek Tragedy
      • CLAS-G 306 Greek Oratory
      • CLAS-G 307 Selected Works of Plato
      • CLAS-G 308 Readings in Biblical Greek
      • CLAS-G 396 Classical Greek Abroad
      • CLAS-G 401 Archaic Greek Poetry
      • CLAS-G 406 Homer
      • CLAS-G 407 Greek Historians
      • CLAS-G 410 Greek Prose Authors
      • CLAS-G 411 Greek Comedy
      • CLAS-X 491 Individual Reading in Greek
    • Latin
      • CLAS-L 200 Second-Year Latin I
      • CLAS-L 250 Second-Year Latin II
      • CLAS-L 304 Catullus
      • CLAS-L 305 Ovid
      • CLAS-L 307 Cicero
      • CLAS-L 308 Caesar
      • CLAS-L 309 Introduction to Vergil's Aeneid
      • CLAS-L 311 Sallust
      • CLAS-L 396 Classical Latin Abroad
      • CLAS-L 400 Intensive Study of Literary Latin
      • CLAS-L 407 Roman Lyric and Elegy
      • CLAS-L 408 Roman Comedy
      • CLAS-L 409 Readings in Medieval Latin
      • CLAS-L 410 Advanced Prose Composition
      • CLAS-L 423 Roman Satire
      • CLAS-L 424 Silver Age Historians
      • CLAS-L 426 Rhetoric and Oratory
      • CLAS-L 427 Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics
      • CLAS-L 428 Advanced Study of Virgil's Aeneid
      • CLAS-L 429 Roman Letters
      • CLAS-L 430 Lucretius
      • CLAS-L 432 Livy
      • CLAS-X 492 Individual Reading in Latin
    • Classics
      • CLAS-C 101 Ancient Greek Culture (Recommended)
      • CLAS-C 102 Roman Culture (Recommended)
      • CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology (Recommended)
      • CLAS-C 206 Classical Art and Archaeology
      • CLAS-C 211 Ancient Athletics: Greeks, Romans, and Us
      • CLAS-C 212 Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
      • CLAS-C 214 Social Networks in Ancient Cities
      • CLAS-C 305 Ethnicity, Nationality, and Race in Classical Antiquity
      • CLAS-C 308 Roman Law
      • CLAS-C 310 Classical Drama
      • CLAS-C 311 Classical Epics
      • CLAS-C 321 Classical Myth and Culture in Film
      • CLAS-C 327 Nature and the Environment in Classical Antiquity
      • CLAS-C 350 Greek Literature in Translation
      • CLAS-C 351 Change and Innovation in Greece
      • CLAS-C 360 Roman Literature in Translation
      • CLAS-C 361 Ancient Roman Revolutions
      • CLAS-C 362 Later Latin Literature in Translation
      • CLAS-C 395 Topics in Classical Art and Archaeology
      • CLAS-C 396 Classical Archaeology Abroad
      • CLAS-C 397 Classical Civilization Abroad
      • CLAS-C 399 Reading for Honors
      • CLAS-C 405 Comparative Mythology
      • CLAS-C 409 Roman Literature and Art
      • CLAS-C 412 The Art and Archaeology of the Aegean (Recommended)
      • CLAS-C 413 The Art and Archaeology of Greece (Recommended)
      • CLAS-C 414 The Art and Archaeology of the Roman World (Recommended)
      • CLAS-C 416 Ovidian Mythology and Its Tradition
      • CLAS-C 419 The Art and Archaeology of Pompeii
      • CLAS-C 420 Topography and Monuments of Athens
      • CLAS-C 421 Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome
      • CLAS-C 422 Greek Sculpture
      • CLAS-C 423 Ancient Painting
      • CLAS-C 425 Greek and Roman Sanctuaries
      • CLAS-C 491 Topics in Classical Studies
      • CLAS-C 494 Problems in Classical Civilization
      • CLAS-C 499 Reading for Honors
      • CLAS-X 371 Teaching Internship in Classical Studies
      • CLAS-X 473 Internship in Classical Studies
      • CLAS-X 476 Practicum in Classical Studies
      • CLAS-X 490 Individual Reading in Classics
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100-499 level with the CLAS subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

The above courses cannot be applied toward the College Breadth requirement in the major.

Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward major requirements or the College Breadth requirement (unless otherwise noted) :

  • CLAS-C 209 Medical Terms from Greek and Latin
  • CLAS-L 100 Elementary Latin I*
  • CLAS-L 103 Intermediate Latin*
  • CLAS-L 150 Elementary Latin II*
  • CLAS-L 300 Intensive Introduction to Classical and Medieval Latin

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) will count toward the College Breadth requirement.

Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the minimum credit hours required in the major:

  • No more than 3 credit hours may count toward the major:
    • CLAS-X 371 Teaching Internship in Classical Studies
  • No more than 3 combined credit hours of the following may count toward the major:
    • CLAS-C 498
    • CLAS-X 473 Internship in Classical Studies

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Minor in Greek (GREEKMIN)
  • Minor in Latin (LATINMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.