Classics

http://classics.uoregon.edu

Malcolm Wilson, Department Head
541-346-4155
541-346-4118 fax
311 Susan Campbell Hall
1267 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1267
classics@uoregon.edu

The field of classics embraces Greek and Roman culture from the prehistoric to the medieval periods. The department offers bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in classics, and minors in classical civilization, Greek, and Latin.

The undergraduate’s primary aim in studying classics at the university is to learn Greek or Latin (or both) well enough to read the ancient authors in their original languages.

Through the study of classical literature in the original language and in English translation, and through the study of other areas encompassed by the classics, such as ancient history, philosophy, art history, mythology, and rhetoric, a student gains an understanding of the culture and ideals of the classical world and their influence on the languages and institutions of Western civilization.

Members of the classics faculty have a broad range of research and teaching specialties, including Greek poetry and prose, Roman poetry and prose, ancient philosophy and science, and classical archaeology, and foster close interdisciplinary ties with the faculty of several departments, including anthropology, art history, English, history, and philosophy.

Students who intend to major in classics should begin the study of one or both of the classical languages as early as possible in their undergraduate careers.

Careers

A bachelor’s degree in classics prepares students for entry into graduate programs in classics, linguistics, comparative literature, ancient history, and archaeology, eventually leading to careers in college teaching, fieldwork, or the editorial professions.

Many prestigious professional schools look upon broad and thorough schooling in the humanities with greater favor than upon narrow preprofessional undergraduate training. Accordingly, students graduating from classics departments throughout the country have had notable success in schools of law, medicine, and business.

 

Faculty

P. Lowell Bowditch, professor (Latin literature, comparative literature, literary theory). BA, 1984, California, Berkeley; MA, 1989, PhD, 1992, Brown. (1993)

Cristina Calhoon, senior instructor (Latin literature, women in antiquity, Romans and barbarians). Laurea, 1978, Torino; MA, 1983, PhD, 1994, California, Irvine. (1988)

Kevin D. Dicus, assistant professor (classical archaeology, Latin literature) BA, 1992, MA, 2002, Arizona; PhD, 2012, Michigan, Ann Arbor. (2015)

Christopher Eckerman, associate professor (Greek literature, lyric poetry, social history). BA, 2000, California, Davis; MA, 2002, PhD, 2007, California, Los Angeles. (2008)

Jeffrey M. Hurwit, professor. See History of Art and Architecture

Mary K. Jaeger, professor (Latin literature, historiography, food in antiquity). BA, 1982, Gustavus Adolphus; MA, 1984, PhD, 1990, California, Berkeley. (1990)

Steven Shankman, professor. See English

Malcolm Wilson, professor (ancient philosophy, history of science). BA, 1985, Western Ontario; MA, 1986, Toronto; PhD, 1993, California, Berkeley. (1990)

Emeritus

John Nicols, professor emeritus. See History.

C. Bennett Pascal, professor emeritus. BA, 1949, MA, 1950, California, Los Angeles; MA, 1953, PhD, 1956, Harvard. (1960)

The date in parentheses at the end of each entry is the first year on the University of Oregon faculty.

Participating

Martha J. Bayless, English

Kristen Seaman, history of art and architecture 

Undergraduate Studies

Major Requirements

The department offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree. Students may choose to focus on Latin language and literature (Latin concentration), Greek language and literature (Greek concentration), or a combination of Greek and Latin. Students may also study the literature and culture of the ancient civilizations through courses that use secondary sources and translated texts (classical civilization concentration), or they may focus on classical archaeology and material culture.

Courses used to satisfy major requirements must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of mid-C or better.

At least four upper-division courses (normally 16 credits) must be taken at the University of Oregon.

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Greek Concentration

GRK 101–103Basic Greek 115
Select one of the following archaeology courses:4
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
Special Studies: [Topic]
Seminar: [Topic]
Select six of the following:24
Authors: [Topic] 2
Authors: [Topic] 2
Authors: [Topic] 2
300-level Greek courses where repeatable
400-level Greek courses
HIST 412Ancient Greece: [Topic]4
HIST 414Ancient Rome: [Topic]4
Three upper-division Greek or Latin courses beyond the first year, courses in translation, or courses from related departments 312
Total Credits63
1

Complete the introductory language courses or demonstrate proficiency at the introductory level.

2

Repeated with departmental approval.

3

A list of approved courses is available from the department.

Students are encouraged to take electives in ancient literature in translation and in ancient art, religion, mythology, or philosophy. They are also urged to take course work in Latin.

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Latin Concentration

LAT 101–103Basic Latin 115
Select one of the following archaeology courses:4
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
Special Studies: [Topic]
Seminar: [Topic]
Select six of the following:24
Authors: [Topic] 2
Authors: [Topic] 2
Authors: [Topic] 2
300-level Latin courses where repeatable
400-level Latin courses
HIST 412Ancient Greece: [Topic]4
HIST 414Ancient Rome: [Topic]4
Three upper-division Latin or Greek courses beyond the first year, courses in translation, or courses from related departments 312
Total Credits63
1

Complete the introductory language courses or demonstrate proficiency at the introductory level.

2

Repeated with departmental approval.

3

A list of approved courses is available from the department.

Students are encouraged to take electives in ancient literature in translation and in ancient art, religion, mythology, or philosophy. They are also urged to take course work in Greek.

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Greek and Latin Concentration

GRK 101–103Basic Greek 115
LAT 101–103Basic Latin 115
Select one of the following archaeology courses:4
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
Special Studies: [Topic]
Seminar: [Topic]
Select seven of the following courses: 228
Authors: [Topic]
Authors: [Topic]
300-level Greek or Latin courses where repeatable
400-level Greek or Latin courses
HIST 412Ancient Greece: [Topic]4
HIST 414Ancient Rome: [Topic]4
Two upper-division Greek or Latin courses beyond the first year, courses in translation, or courses from related departments 38
Total Credits78
1

Complete the introductory language courses or demonstrate proficiency at the introductory level.

2

No fewer than 8 credits devoted to each language. Courses may be repeated with departmental approval.

3

A list of approved courses is available from the department.

Students are encouraged to take electives in ancient literature in translation and in ancient art, religion, mythology, or philosophy.

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Classical Civilization Concentration

Select one of the following archaeology courses:4
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
Special Studies: [Topic]
Seminar: [Topic]
Select one of the following language sequences: 112
Authors: [Topic]
Authors: [Topic]
HIST 412Ancient Greece: [Topic]4
HIST 414Ancient Rome: [Topic]4
Select two of the following:8
Greek Life and Culture
Roman Life and Culture
Greek and Roman Epic
Greek and Roman Tragedy
Classical Greek Philosophers
Introduction to the Humanities I 2
Select two of the following:8
Art of Ancient Greece
Art of Ancient Rome
Classical Greek Art
Electives in Greek (GRK), Latin (LAT), classics (CLAS), or relevant courses in anthropology (ANTH), art history (ARH), English (ENG), history (HIST), philosophy (PHIL), religious studies (REL). 38
Total Credits48
1

Complete the introductory language courses with grades of mid-C or better or demonstrate proficiency at the introductory level. Students whose Greek or Latin language courses were taken in high school must take one year of second- or third-year Greek or Latin (301, 302, 303 or 411) at the University of Oregon in works not read in their high school courses. All language courses at the second- or third-year level may count toward the 20 credits of electives.

2

Department head approval required.

3

Choose electives in consultation with a classics department advisor.

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Classical Archaeology Concentration

GRK 101–103Basic Greek 115
or LAT 101–103 Basic Latin
Three upper-division courses in Greek or Latin: 212
Authors: [Topic]
Authors: [Topic]
Three courses in classical archaeology:12
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
Special Studies: [Topic]
One other approved course
HIST 412Ancient Greece: [Topic]4
HIST 414Ancient Rome: [Topic]4
Select two of the following art history courses:8
Art of Ancient Greece
Art of Ancient Rome
Art and Politics in the Ancient World
Classical Greek Art
Select two of the following anthropology courses:8
World Archaeology
Exploring Other Cultures: [Topic]
Fundamentals of Archaeology
Zooarchaeology: [Topic]
Other anthropology courses approved by advisor
Total Credits63
1

Complete the introductory language courses with grades of mid-C or better or demonstrate proficiency at the introductory level.

2

Language courses must be completed with grades of mid-C or better.

Honors

The honors program in classics provides an opportunity for a student to focus on an area of concentration in a written thesis. The requirements for a bachelor’s degree with honors in classics are as follows:

  1. Satisfaction of the requirements for the major
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or better in courses taken to meet the requirements of both the major and the university
  3. A senior thesis of substantial quality, approved by the thesis director and at least one member of the program committee

Minor Requirements

Minor in Greek

Upper-division Greek (GRK) courses 116
Upper-division Greek (GRK) or related courses in classics (CLAS), history (HIST), Latin (LAT), art history (ARH), English (ENG), philosophy (PHIL), religious studies (REL)8
Total Credits24
1

Four credits of first-year Greek may be applied to this total.

Students must have a grade point average of 2.50 or better in courses applied to the minor. At least four courses (typically 16 credits) must be taken at the University of Oregon.

Minor in Latin

Upper-division Latin (LAT) courses 116
Upper-division Latin (LAT) or related courses in classics (CLAS), history (HIST), Greek (GRK), art history (ARH), English (ENG), philosophy (PHIL), religious studies (REL)8
Total Credits24
1

Four credits of first-year Latin may be applied to this total.

Students must have a grade point average of 2.50 or better in courses applied to the minor. At least four courses (typically 16 credits) must be taken at the University of Oregon.

  Minor in Classical Civilization

Lower- or upper-division courses from approved list8
Upper-division courses from approved list16
Total Credits24

Students must have a grade point average of 2.50 or better in courses applied to the minor. At least four courses (typically 16 credits) must be taken at the University of Oregon.

Four-Year Degree Plan

The degree plan shown is only a sample of how students may complete their degrees in four years. There are alternative ways. Students should consult their advisor to determine the best path for them.

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Greek Concentration

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
GRK 101 First-Year Greek 5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
General education course in social science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
Winter
GRK 102 First-Year Greek 5
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
 Credits 17
Spring
GRK 103 First-Year Greek 5
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
General education course in social science 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
GRK 301 Authors: [Topic] 4
CLAS 188
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
or Special Studies: [Topic]
or Seminar: [Topic]
4
General education course in social science 4
General education course that also satisfies a multicultural requirement 4
 Credits 16
Winter
GRK 302 Authors: [Topic] 4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in social science 4
General education course that also satisfies a multicultural requirement 4
 Credits 16
Spring
GRK 303 Authors: [Topic] 4
General education course in science 8
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
GRK 411 Authors: [Topic] 4
HIST 412 Ancient Greece: [Topic] 4
General education course in arts and letters 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Winter
GRK 411 Authors: [Topic] 4
HIST 414 Ancient Rome: [Topic] 4
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Spring
GRK 411 Authors: [Topic] 4
Upper-division course with CLAS subject code 4
Elective courses 8
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division course with CLAS subject code 4
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 12
Winter
Upper-division course with CLAS subject code 4
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 12
Spring
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective courses 8
 Credits 12
 Total Credits 36

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Latin Concentration

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
LAT 101 First-Year Latin 5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
General education course in social science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
Winter
LAT 102 First-Year Latin 5
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
 Credits 17
Spring
LAT 103 First-Year Latin 5
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in social science 4
General education course in science 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
LAT 301 Authors: [Topic] 4
CLAS 188
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
or Special Studies: [Topic]
or Seminar: [Topic]
4
General education course in social science 4
General education course that also satisfies a multicultural requirement 4
 Credits 16
Winter
LAT 302 Authors: [Topic] 4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in social science 4
General education course that also satisfies a multicultural requirement 4
 Credits 16
Spring
LAT 303 Authors: [Topic] 4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
LAT 411 Authors: [Topic] 4
HIST 412 Ancient Greece: [Topic] 4
General education course in science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Winter
LAT 411 Authors: [Topic] 4
HIST 414 Ancient Rome: [Topic] 4
Upper-division elective 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Spring
LAT 411 Authors: [Topic] 4
Upper-division course with CLAS subject code 4
General education course in arts and letters 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division course with CLAS subject code 4
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 12
Winter
Upper-division course with CLAS subject code 4
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 12
Spring
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective courses 8
 Credits 12
 Total Credits 36

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Greek and Latin Concentration

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
LAT 101
First-Year Latin
or First-Year Greek
5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
General education course in social science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
Winter
LAT 102
First-Year Latin
or First-Year Greek
5
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
 Credits 17
Spring
LAT 103
First-Year Latin
or First-Year Greek
5
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
General education course in social science 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
LAT 301
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
GRK 101
First-Year Greek
or First-Year Latin
5
CLAS 188
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
or Special Studies: [Topic]
or Seminar: [Topic]
4
General education course in social science 4
 Credits 17
Winter
LAT 302
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
GRK 102
First-Year Greek
or First-Year Latin
5
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in social science 4
 Credits 17
Spring
LAT 303
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
GRK 103
First-Year Greek
or First-Year Latin
5
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
LAT 411
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
GRK 301
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
HIST 412 Ancient Greece: [Topic] 4
General education course in science 4
 Credits 16
Winter
LAT 411
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
GRK 302
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
HIST 414 Ancient Rome: [Topic] 4
Upper-division elective course 4
 Credits 16
Spring
GRK 303
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
Upper Division CLAS course 4
General education courses that also satisfy a multicultural requirement 8
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division course with CLAS subject code 4
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 12
Winter
Upper-division course with CLAS subject code 4
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 12
Spring
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective courses 48
 Credits 52
 Total Credits 76

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Classical Civilization Concentration

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
LAT 101
First-Year Latin
or First-Year Greek
5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
Elective course 4
General education course in social science 4
 Credits 17
Winter
LAT 102
First-Year Latin
or First-Year Greek
5
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
 Credits 17
Spring
LAT 103
First-Year Latin
or First-Year Greek
5
General education course in social science 4
General education course in science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
LAT 301
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
CLAS 188
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
or Special Studies: [Topic]
or Seminar: [Topic]
4
ARH 322
Art of Ancient Greece
or Art of Ancient Rome
or Classical Greek Art
4
General education course that also satisfies a multicultural requirement 4
 Credits 16
Winter
LAT 302
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
ARH 323
Art of Ancient Rome
or Art of Ancient Greece
or Classical Greek Art
4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course that also satisfies a multicultural requirement 4
 Credits 16
Spring
LAT 303
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
General education course in social science 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
HIST 412 Ancient Greece: [Topic] 4
CLAS 201
Greek Life and Culture
or Roman Life and Culture
or Greek and Roman Epic
or Classical Greek Philosophers
or Introduction to the Humanities II
4
General education course in science 4
General education course in social science 4
 Credits 16
Winter
HIST 414 Ancient Rome: [Topic] 4
CLAS 202
Roman Life and Culture
or Greek Life and Culture
or Greek and Roman Epic
or Classical Greek Philosophers
or Introduction to the Humanities II
4
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Spring
Upper Division CLAS course 4
Upper Division elective 4
General education course in arts and letters 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division course with CLAS subject code 4
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 12
Winter
Upper-division course with CLAS subject code 4
Elective courses 8
 Credits 12
Spring
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 8
 Credits 12
 Total Credits 36

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Classical Archaeology Concentration

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
LAT 101
First-Year Latin
or First-Year Greek
5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
General education course in social science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
Winter
LAT 102
First-Year Latin
or First-Year Greek
5
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
 Credits 17
Spring
LAT 103
First-Year Latin
or First-Year Greek
5
General education course in science 4
General education course in social science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
LAT 301
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
CLAS 188
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
or Special Studies: [Topic]
or Seminar: [Topic]
4
ARH 322
Art of Ancient Greece
or Art of Ancient Rome
or Classical Greek Art
4
General education course that also satisfies a multicultural requirement 4
 Credits 16
Winter
LAT 302
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
ARH 323
Art of Ancient Rome
or Art of Ancient Greece
or Classical Greek Art
4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course that also satisfies a multicultural requirement 4
 Credits 16
Spring
LAT 303
Authors: [Topic]
or Authors: [Topic]
4
General education course in arts and letters 4
General education course in science 4
General education course in social science 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
HIST 412 Ancient Greece: [Topic] 4
ANTH 150
World Archaeology
or Exploring Other Cultures: [Topic]
or Fundamentals of Archaeology
or Zooarchaeology: [Topic]
4
General education course in science 4
General education course in social science 4
 Credits 16
Winter
HIST 414 Ancient Rome: [Topic] 4
ANTH 310
Exploring Other Cultures: [Topic]
or World Archaeology
or Fundamentals of Archaeology
or Zooarchaeology: [Topic]
4
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Spring
Upper Division elective 4
General education course in arts and letters 4
Elective courses 8
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division elective courses 8
Elective course 4
 Credits 12
Winter
Upper-division elective courses 8
Elective course 4
 Credits 12
Spring
Upper-division elective course 4
Elective courses 8
 Credits 12
 Total Credits 36

The Department of Classics currently offers the master of arts (MA) in classics with a focus on ancient languages and literatures. Students may focus their course work on Greek, Latin, or Greek and Latin. In addition, the department offers a master of arts degree with a focus on classical archaeology and material culture. 

Programs of study are arranged in consultation with two advisors, at least one of whom is a member of the Department of Classics, and comprise graduate courses selected from art history (subject code ARH), classics (CLAS), English (ENG), Latin (LAT), Greek (GRK), history (HIST), philosophy (PHIL), and religious studies (REL).

Admission

Procedures for admission to do graduate work in classics include the following:

  1. A completed Graduate Admission Application
  2. Transcripts of all college work
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
  5. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for international students
  6. A sample of written work and a statement of academic purpose

Several graduate teaching fellowships are available each year for entering graduate students. Applicants seeking such fellowships must send an application postmarked by January 31.

Master of Arts in Classics: Languages and Literatures

Graduate Courses
CLAS 507Seminar: [Topic] (or seminar in art history, history, Greek, or Latin)4
CLAS 507Seminar: [Topic] (classical archaeology)4
CLAS 611Introduction to Philological Methods4
600-level courses in residence9
Additional graduate courses30
Surveys
HIST 512Ancient Greece: [Topic] 14
HIST 514Ancient Rome: [Topic] 14
Option 1
Select one of the following: 29
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Option 2
Two-part comprehensive examination: translation and essay 3
Option 3
At least two 40- to 50-page essays 4
Total Credits59
1

Equivalent courses taken as an undergraduate may fulfill this requirement.

2

The credits may be counted toward the 45-credit minimum.  Satisfactory completion of the thesis includes an oral defense.

3

The candidate must, in consultation with his or her advisors, define a reading list for the translation part of the examination.

4

The candidate develops, expands, and revises work written for graduate author courses or seminars.

Additional Requirements

  • Complete the general MA requirements stipulated by the Graduate School
  • Pass with a grade of mid-B or better five courses in Greek and/or Latin authors
  • Pass a translation examination in one modern language, usually French or German. This requirement may be fulfilled with a standardized examination offered by the university or by the successful translation of a significant scholarly text

Additional information may be obtained from the classics department and is included with the letter of admission.

Master of Arts in Classics: Classical Archaeology and Material Culture

Graduate Courses
CLAS 507Seminar: [Topic] (Topics in archaeology and material culture)8
CLAS 611Introduction to Philological Methods4
600-level courses in residence 19
500-level art history course 24
500-level anthropology course 34
Additional graduate courses30
Option 1
Select one of the following: 49
Thesis
Thesis
Thesis
Option 2
At least two 40- to 50-page essays 5
Total Credits59
1

Choose from Archaeology and Anthropology (ANTH 681), Professional Writing (ANTH 685), Archaeology and Anthropology (ANTH 681), Social Theory I (ANTH 688), Social Theory II (ANTH 689), Graduate Studies in Art History (ARH 611), Seminar: [Topic] (CLAS 607), Practicum: [Topic] (CLAS 609), Historical Methods and Writings (HIST 612).

2

Choose from Seminar: [Topic] (ARH 507) (when on relevant topics), Classical Greek Art (ARH 524).

3

Choose from Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 517), Archaeology of Cultural Landscapes (ANTH 545), Practical Archaeobotany (ANTH 546), Gender and Archaeology (ANTH 548).

4

The credits may be counted toward the 45-credit minimum. Satisfactory completion of the thesis includes an oral defense.

5

The candidate must, in consultation with his or her advisors, define a reading list for the translation part of the examination.

Additional Requirements

  • Complete the general MA requirements stipulated by the Graduate School
  • Pass with a grade of mid-B or better five courses in Greek and/or Latin authors

Courses

Course usage information

CLAS 110. Classical Mythology. 4 Credits.

Introduction to the world of Greek and Roman mythology with an emphasis on the issues of personal and social identity.

Course usage information

CLAS 188. Introduction to Classical Archaeology. 4 Credits.

Introduction to the archaeology and material culture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

Course usage information

CLAS 199. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

Course usage information

CLAS 201. Greek Life and Culture. 4 Credits.

Introduces students to the literature, history, and art of ancient Greece. Students develop an appreciation for Greek culture and its similarities to and differences from American culture.

Course usage information

CLAS 202. Roman Life and Culture. 4 Credits.

Examines Roman civilization from the founding of Rome in the 8th century BC to the victory of Constantine and his religion early in the 4th century AD.

Course usage information

CLAS 301. Greek and Roman Epic. 4 Credits.

Analysis of the heroic tradition and epic themes in the Homeric poems, the works of Hesiod, and the Aeneid. Emphasis on literary criticism and intellectual history.

Course usage information

CLAS 302. Greek and Roman Tragedy. 4 Credits.

Examination of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and perhaps Seneca from the viewpoint of literary criticism and intellectual history.

Course usage information

CLAS 303. Classical Greek Philosophers. 4 Credits.

Introduction to the philosophies of Plato and/or Aristotle from the viewpoint of Greek intellectual history.

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CLAS 310. Early China, Ancient Greece. 4 Credits.

Examines the relationship between knowledge and wisdom in literature produced by two different ancient civilizations, Greece and China, from c. 1000 BCE to 86 CE. Offered alternate years.

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CLAS 311. Death and Rebirth in Greece and India. 4 Credits.

Explores Greco-Roman and Indian conceptions of the soul and beliefs concerning the afterlife, particularly those of reincarnation and soul transmigration. Offered alternate years.

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CLAS 314. Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity. 4 Credits.

Introduction to construction of the categories of norms of Western sexuality through study of Greek and Roman attitudes toward gender roles, homo- and heterosexuality, the family, and privacy.

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CLAS 330. Greek and Roman Archaeology: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

A course of variable content focusing on issues and methods of Mediterranean archaeology from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. Repeatable twice for a maximum of 12 credits when the topic changes.

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CLAS 399. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 401. Research: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 403. Thesis. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 405. Reading and Conference: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 407. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 408. Colloquium: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 409. Supervised Tutoring. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 410. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 503. Thesis. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.
Prereq: second-year proficiency in Greek or Latin.

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CLAS 507. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 508. Colloquium: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 510. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 601. Research: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 602. Supervised College Teaching. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 605. Reading and Conference: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 606. Special Problems: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 607. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 608. Colloquium: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 609. Practicum: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 610. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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CLAS 611. Introduction to Philological Methods. 4 Credits.

Introduces graduate students to methodological approaches for the study of antiquity, employing faculty expertise in literary criticism, ancient art, historiography, epigraphy, ancient philosophy, and paleography.

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GRK 101. First-Year Greek. 5 Credits.

Fundamentals of the Attic Greek language; readings in Attic Greek and in koine.

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GRK 102. First-Year Greek. 5 Credits.

Fundamentals of the Attic Greek language; readings in Attic Greek and in koine.
Prereq: GRK 101 or equivalent.

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GRK 103. First-Year Greek. 5 Credits.

Fundamentals of the Attic Greek language; readings in Attic Greek and in koine.
Prereq: GRK 102 or equivalent.

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GRK 199. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 301. Authors: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Second-year Greek: selections from major Greek authors, either Plato or Lysias, with focus on reading and syntax. Repeatable when reading material changes.

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GRK 302. Authors: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Second-year Greek: selections from Euripides, with focus on reading and syntax. Repeatable when reading material changes.

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GRK 303. Authors: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Second-year Greek: selections from Homer or Hesiod, with focus on reading and syntax. Repeatable when reading material changes.

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GRK 399. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 401. Research: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 403. Thesis. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 405. Reading and Conference: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 407. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 408. Colloquium: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 409. Practicum: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 410. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 411. Authors: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Repeatable. Each term devoted to a different author or literary genre: Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Herodotus, Aristophanes, lyric poetry, comedy, pastoral. Repeatable when topic changes.

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GRK 503. Thesis. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 507. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 508. Colloquium: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 510. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 511. Authors: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Repeatable. Each term devoted to a different author or literary genre: Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Herodotus, Aristophanes, lyric poetry, comedy, pastoral. Repeatable when topic changes.

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GRK 601. Research: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 602. Supervised College Teaching. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 605. Reading and Conference: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 606. Special Problems: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 607. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 608. Colloquium: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 609. Terminal Project. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GRK 610. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 101. First-Year Latin. 5 Credits.

Fundamentals of Latin grammar; selected readings from classical and medieval authors.

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LAT 102. First-Year Latin. 5 Credits.

Fundamentals of Latin grammar; selected readings from classical and medieval authors.
Prereq: LAT 101 or equivalent.

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LAT 103. First-Year Latin. 5 Credits.

Fundamentals of Latin grammar; selected readings from classical and medieval authors.
Prereq: LAT 102 or equivalent.

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LAT 199. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 301. Authors: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Second-year Latin: selections from Caesar, with focus on reading and syntax. Repeatable when reading material changes.

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LAT 302. Authors: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Second-year Latin: selections from Virgil's Aeneid, with focus on reading and syntax. Repeatable when reading material changes.

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LAT 303. Authors: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Second-year Latin: selections from major Roman authors with focus on reading and syntax. Recent authors are Cicero, Terence, Tibullus. Repeatable when reading material changes.

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LAT 399. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 401. Research: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 403. Thesis. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 405. Reading and Conference: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 407. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 408. Colloquium: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 409. Supervised Tutoring. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 410. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 411. Authors: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Repeatable. Each term devoted to a different author or literary genre: Catullus, Tacitus, Juvenal, Pliny, Ovid, Lucretius, comedy, philosophy, elegy, epic, satire. Repeatable when topic changes.

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LAT 503. Thesis. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 507. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 508. Colloquium: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 510. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 511. Authors: [Topic]. 4 Credits.

Repeatable. Each term devoted to a different author or literary genre: Catullus, Tacitus, Juvenal, Pliny, Ovid, Lucretius, comedy, philosophy, elegy, epic, satire. Repeatable when topic changes.

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LAT 601. Research: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 602. Supervised College Teaching. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 605. Reading and Conference: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 606. Special Problems: [Topic]. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 607. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 608. Colloquium: [Topic]. 1-21 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 609. Terminal Project. 1-16 Credits.

Repeatable.

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LAT 610. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.