Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Classics

Academics

Major

Major requirements

The Department of Classics offers five different majors: the interdisciplinary major in Ancient Studies and four major programs in Classics, allowing students to concentrate in either Greek or Latin individually, in the two languages together or in the literatures and cultures of antiquity (Classical Civilization).

Planning worksheets are available for each major concentration.
Classics: Latin and Greek worksheet
Greek or Latin planning worksheet
Classical Civilization planning worksheet

All four majors require at least nine courses; at least three of these must be at the 300 level or above.  Complementary Classical Civilization courses offered in other departments that count towards the majors in the Classics program include:

ARTH 273 Greek Art and Architecture
ARTH 274 Visualizing Ancient Rome

HIST 343 Late Antiquity: Transformation and Migration
PHIL 203 Ancient Greek Philosophy
REL 110 Literature of the New Testament: The Real Jesus, Ancient and Modern Views
REL 210 Jesus and the Gospels
REL 310 New Testament: Acts and Letters

Courses in Classics taken in Junior Year Abroad programs and at other institutions may be counted at the discretion of the department.

The Major in Classics: Latin and Greek combined

Ten courses total.
Five courses in the primary language, at least one of which is at the 300 level.
Three courses in the secondary language, at least one of which is at the 200 level.
Two complementary courses in Classics or Classical Civilization.

The Major in Latin

Nine courses total.
Six courses in Latin, at least two of which are at the 300 level.
Three complementary courses in Classics or Classical Civilization, at least one at the 300 level.

The Major in Greek

Nine courses total.
Six courses in Greek, at least two of which are at the 300 level.
Three complementary courses in Classics or Classical Civilization, at least one at the 300 level.

The Major in Classical Civilization

Nine courses total.
Three courses in either Greek or Latin, at least one of which is at the 200 level.
Six complementary courses in Classics, Greek, Latin or Classical Civilization.

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