BA in Classics & Philosophy

A major in classics and philosophy requires a minimum of twelve courses: six in classics and six in philosophy.

Classics requirements

  • CAS CL 101 or CL 221
  • CAS CL 261 (Note that CAS CL 161 and CL 162, or their equivalent, are prerequisites for enrollment in CL 261, which is the third semester of ancient Greek.)
  • four other courses at or above the 200 level in classical civilization or classical languages

Philosophy requirements

  • one of the following: CAS PH 100, 110, 140, 150, 155, or 160
  • CAS PH 300
  • CAS PH 310
  • two courses in philosophy at the 200 level or above
  • one of the following: CAS PH 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, or 480

Students interested in a major in classics and philosophy must consult an advisor in both the Department of Classical Studies and the Department of Philosophy.

Courses

Courses marked with a (†) satisfy divisional studies requirements.

Consult the class schedule for an up-to-date list of courses offered in 2013/2014. Courses in the following list are divided into four categories: classical civilization, ancient Greek, modern Greek, and Latin.

1. Classical Civilization

The following courses are given in English and are intended not only for classics majors or minors, but also for the general undergraduate population:

  • †CAS CL 101 The World of Greece
  • †CAS CL 102 The World of Rome
  • †CAS CL 104 Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language
  • †CAS CL 202 Warfare in Antiquity
  • †CAS CL 206 Women in Antiquity
  • †CAS CL 213 Greek and Roman Mythology
  • †CAS CL 216 Greek and Roman Religion
  • †CAS CL 220   The Roman Empire in Film and Fact
  • †CAS CL 221 Greek History
  • †CAS CL 222 Roman History
  • †CAS CL 224 Greek Drama in Translation
  • †CAS CL 226 Ancient Epic in Translation
  • †CAS CL 229 Roman Comedy
  • †CAS CL 302 The Age of Augustus
  • †CAS CL 303 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • †CAS CL 305 Topics in Myth
  • †CAS CL 306 Entheogens, Myth, and Human Consciousness
  • †CAS CL 309 The Classical Tradition in the Renaissance
  • †CAS CL 310 The Classical Tradition in Modern Literature
  • †CAS CL 311    The Classical Tradition in Contemporary Culture
  • †CAS CL 314 Women in Ancient Rome
  • †CAS CL 325 Greek Tragedy and Film
  • †CAS CL 335 Mystery Cults in the Graeco-Roman World
  • †CAS CL 336 The Roman Empire
  • CAS CL 401, 402   Honors Research
  • †CAS CL 406 Advanced Topics in Classical Civilization
  • CAS CL 491, 492 Directed Study in Classical Studies
  • †CAS CL 513 Studies in Classical Civilization
  • †CAS CL 540 Studies in Roman History

2. Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek may be used to fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. Refer to the previous section on the CAS language requirement for classics majors and minors.

  • CAS CL 161 Beginning Greek 1
  • CAS CL 162 Beginning Greek 2
  • CAS CL 261 Intermediate Greek 1: Prose
  • CAS CL 262 Intermediate Greek 2: Poetry
  • CAS CL 319/519 History of the Greek Language
  • CAS CL 391 Greek Seminar
  • CAS CL 396/596 Early Christian Greek Literature
  • CAS CL 461 Advanced Greek Seminar
  • CAS CL 493, 494 Directed Study in Greek
  • CAS CL 502 Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
  • CAS CL 561 Survey of Greek Literature I
  • CAS CL 562 Survey of Greek Literature II
  • CAS CL 563 Greek Prose Composition

3. Modern Greek

Modern Greek may be used to fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. Refer to the previous section on the CAS language requirement for classics majors and minors.

  • CAS CG 111 Beginning Modern Greek 1
  • CAS CG 112 Beginning Modern Greek 2
  • CAS CG 211 Intermediate Modern Greek 1
  • CAS CG 212 Intermediate Modern Greek 2
  • CAS CG 350 The Modern Greek Short Story
  • CAS CG 356 The Modern Greek Novel
  • CAS CG 491, 492 Directed Study in Modern Greek

4. Latin

Latin may be used to fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. Refer to the previous section on the CAS language requirement for classics majors and minors.

  • CAS CL 111 Beginning Latin 1
  • CAS CL 112 Beginning Latin 2
  • CAS CL 211 Intermediate Latin 1: Prose
  • CAS CL 212 Intermediate Latin 2: Poetry
  • CAS CL 346/546 Early Christian Latin Literature
  • CAS CL 351 Latin Seminar
  • CAS CL 451 Advanced Latin Seminar
  • CAS CL 497, 498 Directed Study in Latin
  • CAS CL 502 Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
  • CAS CL 521 Survey of Latin Literature I
  • CAS CL 522 Survey of Latin Literature II
  • CAS CL 530 Latin Prose Composition

Related Courses

The following list of related courses may be used toward a major or minor in classics with advisor approval only. Refer to the respective sections of this Bulletin for course information.

Classical Civilization and Languages Majors

  • CAS AR 100    Great Discoveries in Archaeology
  • CAS AR 101    Introduction to Archaeology
  • CAS AR 208    Lost Languages and Decipherments
  • CAS AR 230    Archaeology of Classical Civilizations
  • CAS AR 232    Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
  • CAS AR 330    Greek Archaeology
  • CAS AR 331    Etruscan and Roman Archaeology
  • CAS AH 111    Introduction to Art History I: Antiquity to Middle Ages
  • CAS AH 233   The Arts of Greece
  • CAS AH 234   The Art of Rome
  • CAS AH 240   Medieval Art
  • CAS AH 331   Arts of Archaic Greece
  • CAS AH 333   Arts of Classical Greece
  • CAS AH 433   Seminar: Greek Art
  • CAS AH 434   Seminar: Roman Art
  • CAS AH 436   Seminar: Greek and Roman Art
  • CAS AH 444   Seminar: Medieval Art
  • CAS EN 221   Major Authors I
  • CAS HI 201   History of Medieval Europe
  • CAS PH 110   Great Philosophers
  • CAS PH 300  History of Ancient Philosophy
  • CAS PH 403   Plato I
  • CAS PH 404   Plato II
  • CAS PH 405   Aristotle I
  • CAS PH 406   Aristotle II
  • CAS PH 407   Stoics, Epicureans, and Skeptics
  • CAS RN 202   From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of Christianity
  • CAS RN 301   Varieties of Early Christianity
  • CAS RN 442   Approaches to the Study of Myth

Religion and Myth Studies Majors

  • CAS AN 384   Anthropological Study of Religion
  • CAS AN 568   Symbol, Myth, and Rite
  • CAS AH 111   Introduction to Art History I: Antiquity to Middle Ages
  • CAS AH 233  The Arts of Greece
  • CAS AH 240  Medieval Art
  • CAS AH 331  Arts of Archaic Greece
  • CAS AH 333  Arts of Classical Greece
  • CAS AH 433  Seminar: Greek Art
  • CAS AH 434  Seminar: Roman Art
  • CAS AH 436  Seminar: Greek and Roman Art
  • CAS AH 444  Seminar: Medieval Art
  • CAS RN 202  From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of Christianity
  • CAS RN 301  Varieties of Early Christianity
  • CAS RN 442  Approaches to the Study of Myth