Bachelor of Arts in Classics with a Concentration in Classical Civilizations

Summary of Degree Requirements

  • University Requirements:
    • MATH 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or ENG 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
    • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. See below for a list of the specific courses required for your major.
    • Students must complete requirements of the General Education (GenEd) Program. See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for more details.
  • College of Liberal Arts Requirements:
    • Completion of a minimum of 123 credits, including: 90 credits in CLA/CST courses, 45 credits of which must be at the upper level (numbered 2000-4999).
    • Distribution Requirement for Humanities majors: Six upper level credits must be earned in the Social Science, Science, and/or interdisciplinary subject areas. Select from the following CLA departments and programs: Africology & African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Geography and Urban Studies, Global Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, Liberal Arts, Neuroscience (CLA), Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, or any department in the College of Science and Technology.

    • A minimum GPA of 2.0, cumulatively, in CLA/CST coursework, and in the major.
    • Only courses in which a student receives a grade of at least C- can satisfy GenEd, major, minor, or CLA Foreign Language and Global Studies requirements.
  • Professional Development Requirement

    • All students in the College of Liberal Arts are required to take a 1 credit seminar in professional development. CLA 1002 Professional Development for Liberal Arts Majors is the appropriate course option for this major. Other courses that fulfill this requirement are ENG 1801 Career Seminar and PSY 1002 Careers in Psychology.
  • Foreign Language/Global Studies Requirements:
    • All students must complete the second level of a foreign language;
    • All students must complete at least one course from the GenEd Global/World Society category; and
    • All students must complete one of the following options:
      • Third level of a foreign language;
      • Demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language;
      • A second General Education Global/World Society course;
      • Study Abroad at an approved program; or
      • Take one Global Studies course from the list on the CLA College Graduation Requirements page.
  • General Electives are typically one-third of a student's program of study and can be focused on a second major, a minor, or towards some other personal enrichment or professional goals.  See an academic advisor for assistance in developing an academic plan for these courses.
  • Major Requirements (a minimum of 35 credits in Ancient Greek, Latin, Greek and Roman Classics and related course work): 
Required Courses
GRC 2101The Greeks3
GRC 2102The Romans3
Language Courses
Select two courses in Ancient Greek or two courses in Latin language:7-8
Ancient Greek 1 1
Ancient Greek 2 1
Latin 1
Latin 2
Writing Intensive Courses
Select two of the following:6
Ancient City: Periclean Athens
Ancient City: Hellenistic Alexandria
Ancient City: Augustan Rome
Ancient City: Byzantium
Ancient City: Jerusalem
Art History Course
Select one of the following:4
Roman Art and Archaeology
Minoan Art
Art and Archeology of Ancient Rome and the Mediterranean
Late Antique/Byzantine Art
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Early Medieval Visual Culture
Greek & Roman Classic Courses
Select three of the following:9
Greek Drama and Culture
Introduction to the Ancient City
Slavery in Antiquity
Gender in Classical Antiquity
Race: Ancient and Modern
Classical Greek and Roman Mythology
Topics in Classical Culture
Romans and Their Literature
Classical Greek and Roman Mythology
Comparative Mythology
Ancient Greek Historians
Ancient Roman Historians
Classical Epic
Writing Seminar
Select one course in a related department with consultation of your faculty advisor. This elective may be taken in Anthropology, Art History, History, Philosophy or Religion.3
Total Credit Hours35
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GRKA 1003 may be substituted for GRKA 1001 and GRKA 1002.

Distinction in Major

Distinction in Major requires a senior thesis and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in Greek, Latin, or Greek and Roman Classics courses.

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Classical Civilizations Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
Select one of the following:4
Ancient Greek 1 
Latin 1 [LA] 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Select one of the following:4
Ancient Greek 2 [LA] 
Latin 2 [LA] 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GRC 2101The Greeks3
Select one of the following:3
Ancient Greek/Latin III
 
GenEd Global/World Society Course
 
Internationally Focused Course From Approved List
 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
GRC 2102The Romans3
Greek & Roman Classic 1000+ Elective From the Approved List3
CLA 1002Professional Development for Liberal Arts Majors1
GenEd Breadth Course3
CLA/CST 0800+ Elective3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
CLA/CST 2000+ Social Science/CST Course3
Greek & Roman Classic 1000+ Elective From the Approved List3
Greek & Roman Classic Writing-Intensive 3000+ Course From the Approved List3
Art History 2000+ Course From Approved List4
CLA/CST 0800+ Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
CLA/CST 2000+ Social Science/CST Course3
Greek & Roman Classic 2000+ Elective From the Approved List3
Greek & Roman Classic Writing-Intensive 3000+ Course From the Approved List3
CLA/CST 0800+ Elective3
CLA/CST 0800+ Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Greek & Roman Classic Elective (Consult With Faculty Advisor for Approval)3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 0800+ Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 0800+ Elective3
One 0800-4999 Elective in Any School or College3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 123