Degree Requirements

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The Department of Classics offers a variety of Majors and Minors that allow for the study of all areas of the Greco-Roman world.  In addition, many of our classes also fulfill a number of Randolph-Macon's Area of Knowledge (AOK) requirements.  A full listing of the Majors/Minors and the courses that meet the AOK requirements are below.

  

Majors and Minors

 

The Major in Latin shall consist of 10 classes (30 semester hours)

  • 6 classes on Latin language above the 200 level
  • 1 class on Roman Art (Arth 214, 215, 216, 218, 218-219)
  • 1 class on Roman History (Classics 226, 303, or 312)
  • 2 electives (any Classics course, FLET 201-206, Arth 210-219, Philosophy 251, Latin above 215 or Greek above 112)

 

The Major in Greek shall consist of 10 classes (30 semester hours)

  • 6 classes on Greek language above the 200 level
  • 1 class on Greek Art (Arth 212, 213, 216, 219)
  • 1 class on Greek History (Classics 226 or 311)
  • 2 electives (any Classics course, FLET 201-206, Arth 210-219, Philosophy 251, Latin above 112 or Greek above 212)

 

The Major in Classical Studies shall consist of 10 classes (30 semester hours)

  • 2 classes in Ancient History (Classics 226, 303, 311, or 312)
  • 2 classes in Ancient Art (Arth 210-219)
  • 2 classes in Latin or Greek above the 200 level (211-212 or 215 may be counted if not used to complete collegiate requirement in foreign languages)
  • 4 electives (any Classics course, FLET 201-206, Arth 210-219, Philosophy 251, Latin above 215 or Greek above 212)

 

The Minor in Classical Studies shall consist of 5 classes (15 semester hours)

  • 5 electives from any Classics course, FLET 201-206, Arth 210-219, Philosophy 251, Latin above 215 or Greek above 212 (Latin 211-212, 215, or Greek 211-212 may be counted if not used to complete collegiate requirement in foreign languages)

 

Area of Knowledge Requirements

 

The Area of Knowledge: Foreign Languages Component may be met by successful completion of Latin 212, Latin 215, Greek 212, or by advanced placement in either language. The department will administer placement tests to all new students. Any student with prior experience in that language who enrolls in a 111 course without the approval of the Department of Classics may be dropped from that course with a grade of F.

The Area of Knowledge requirement in Arts and Literature - Literature may be met in part by taking any 3 hour Latin or Greek course above the 200 level, any two of the following courses taught in English translation: Classics 201, 202, 203, 205 or 206. These are cross-listed as FLET 201, 202, 203, 205 and 206. These courses may also be counted toward a major or a minor in the department.

The Area of Knowledge requirement in Arts and Literature - Arts may be met in part by taking 3 semester hours from among Classics 210-2119. These courses are cross-listed as Arth 210-219. These courses may also be counted toward a major or a minor in the department.