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Classical Civilizations

Classical Civilizations is an interdisciplinary "area studies" major.  It provides students with the opportunity to explore the rich diversity of classical antiquity in depth, in company with a relatively small cohort of undergraduates.  While language study is an option, the major may be completed entirely in English.  This major serves as excellent preparation for many different careers as well as for graduate study in fields such as Anthropology, Archaeology, History, and Art History.


NOTE:  The requirements below apply to students declaring the major as of fall 2020.  Students who declared before then can choose between these and the former requirements (available here).

  • Two of the following [8 units]:   

    Classics 10A or Classics 17A
    Classics R44
    Classics 10B or Classics 17B
  • One additional lower-division Classics course (choice open) [4 units]
  • Five upper-division courses in Classics (including upper-division Greek and Latin) or a closely related field; at least three of these must be taken within the department.  One of these five may be replaced by lower-division language study: Greek 1 + 2 or Latin 1 + 2 or Greek 15 or Latin 15.  [20 units; 24-30 units if taking language study option]
  • One course from the Classics 130 series [4 units]
  • One course (lower- or upper-division) in a premodern culture other than Greco-Roman [4 units]