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Undergraduate Catalog

2012 - 2013

Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature

Michael J. Call, Chair
3008 JFSB, (801) 422-4448

College of Humanities Advisement Center
1175 JFSB, (801) 422-4789

Admission to Degree Program

All degree programs in the Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for teaching majors.


General Information

The Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature strongly recommends that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.


Graduation Requirements

To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:

  • The university core, consisting of requirements in general and religious education. (See University Core for details. For a complete listing of courses that meet university core requirements, see the current class schedule.)
  • At least 30 credit hours must be earned in residence on the BYU campus in Provo as an admitted day student
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Be in good standing with the Honor Code Office

Undergraduate Programs and Degrees

    Humanities
      Major
        BA in Humanities
          Emphases:
            Art History
            Classical Studies
            Comparative Literature
            English
            Foreign Literature
            History
            Media Arts (Film)
            Philosophy
            Theatre
      Minor
        Humanities
    Classics
      Majors
        BA in Classical Studies
          Emphases:
            Classical Civilization
            Classics
            Greek
            Latin
        BA in Latin Teaching
      Minors
        Classical Studies
        Latin Teaching
    Comparative Literature
      Major
        BA in Comparative Literature
    Scandinavian Studies
      Minor
        Scandinavian Studies

    Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.

Graduate Programs and Degrees

    MA in Comparative Studies