Bachelor of Arts in Classics with a Concentration in Classical Languages and Literature

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
Select seven of the following: 1, 223
Ancient Greek 1 3
Ancient Greek 2 3
Ancient Greek 3
Ancient Greek 4
Readings in Greek Literature II
Latin 1
Latin 2
Latin 3
Latin 4
Readings in Latin Literature II
Select one Writing Capstone Seminar 43
Readings in Greek Literature I
Readings in Latin Literature I
Select one course in Mythology3
Classical Greek and Roman Mythology
Classical Greek and Roman Mythology
Comparative Mythology
Electives in Major
Two courses in Greek and Roman Classics, numbered 1003-49996
Total Credit Hours35
1

Select two courses in Greek (Ancient) and/or Latin languages. If exempt from beginning Greek (Ancient) and/or Latin courses through placement, substitute additional electives until a total of seven language courses is completed.

2

May include advanced courses in Greek (Ancient) and/or Latin. Or may include related courses in other departments, per departmental approval.

3

GRKA 1003 may be substituted for GRKA 1001 and GRKA 1002.

4

Capstone course in major; select Greek (Ancient) or Latin. Two Writing Intensive courses must be selected.

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Arts in Classics: Classical Languages & Literature 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
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
One 0800-4999 Elective in Any School or College2
Select one of the following:3
Ancient Greek 3 [LB] 
Latin 3 [LB] 
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
CLA 1002Professional Development for Liberal Arts Majors1
Select one of the following:3
Ancient Greek 4 
Latin 4 
GenEd Breadth Course3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective2
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CLA/CST 2000+ Social Science/CST Course3
Greek & Roman Classic 1003-4999 Elective3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
Select one of the following:3
Readings in Greek Literature II 
Readings in Latin Literature II 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA/CST 2000+ Social Science/CST Course3
Greek (Ancient) or Latin Language 1000+ Course3
Greek & Roman Classic 1003-4999 Elective3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Greek (Ancient) or Latin Language 1000+ Course3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
One 0800-4999 Elective in Any School or College3
Select one of the following:3
Readings in Greek Literature I [WI] 
Readings in Latin Literature I [WI] 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 2000+ Course3
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Elective3
One 0800-4999 Elective in Any School or College3
Select one of the following:3
Classical Greek and Roman Mythology 
Classical Greek and Roman Mythology [WI] 
Comparative Mythology [WI] 
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 123