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The Major in Classical Languages

This program is an in-depth study of classical culture possible only through study of the classical language. The literature of ancient Greece, which encompasses epic, lyric, drama, history, rhetoric, and philosophy, established many key genres of literary expression for many centuries in European cultural tradition. Latin literature, forged both in imitation of and reaction against the riches of Greek culture, was the primary vehicle through which Europe acquired its notions of culture and many of its most persistent values.

Graduate work in classics, Greek, or Latin requires not only appropriate experience reading Greek and Latin, but a reading knowledge of German and French as well. Students planning to go to graduate school should consult with the department as early as possible to design an appropriate course of study.

Program Requirements (24 semester hours)

Any 24 semester hours in Latin and Greek language and literature, at the 200 level or above. One course at the 100 level, chosen from Greek 102 or Latin 102, can be counted toward the major, provided you take at least a year of each language.

Related Hours (16 required)

CLS courses can count as related hours. Choose remaining hours from such areas as art, history, language, literature, philosophy, and religion with an adviser to make up an integrated plan of study. You must obtain the written approval of your adviser for any related-hours courses.

Teacher Licensure

Students who wish to combine teacher licensure with an Arts and Science major must observe the rules, procedures, and restrictions pertaining to admission to a licensure cohort as outlined in the School of Education and Allied Professions chapter. For information contact the Office of Student Services in the School of Education and Allied Professions, McGuffey Hall (513-529-6418).

What Can I Do with a Major in... ?

The office of Career Planning and Placement has some neat links to career options in majors for the Classics Department. Click one of the options below to learn more about what you can do once you have that diploma!

(updated: 31 March 2016)