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BA in Classical Studies: Classical Civilization Emphasis
(42–45 hours*)


Emphasizes Classical Civilization, with work in either Greek or Latin language.

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  1. Complete one course from the following:
      CL CV 110 : Introduction to Greek and Roman Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CL CV 110 : Introduction to Greek and Roman Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Homer's Iliad, Sophocles' Oedipus the King, Vergil's Aeneid, and other important works of the Greeks and Romans.
      NOTE: All readings in English. Honors also.

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      CL CV 201 : The Classical Tradition 1: Antiquity to the Renaissance. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CL CV 201 : The Classical Tradition 1: Antiquity to the Renaissance. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Civilization from Greek and Roman antiquity to the Italian Renaissance, emphasizing Greco-Roman culture--its institutions, literature, arts, and ideas.

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      : Honors Classical Tradition 1: Antiquity to Renaissance.
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  2. Complete the following:
  3. Complete one course from the following:
  4. Complete the following:
      CLSCS 397 : Pro-Seminar in Classical Studies. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CLSCS 397 : Pro-Seminar in Classical Studies. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: LATIN 201; or GREEK 201
      RECOMMENDED: Latin 302 or Greek 301.
      DESCRIPTION: Mechanics of researching and writing analytical papers in classical studies.  Sectional and adjunct professors present seminal sub-disciplines and model research methods.  Specialized library resources taught in practicum.  Tutorials with faculty underpin focused research questions.

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      CLSCS 497 : Exit Examination in Classical Literature. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CLSCS 497 : Exit Examination in Classical Literature. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: CLSCS 397; at least one course in Latin or Greek at 400-level.
      RECOMMENDED: Coursework above 400-level in Latin and/or Greek.
      DESCRIPTION: Capstone essay culminates undergraduate experience in posing, researching, and writing in consultation with an advisor.  Oral exam tests familiarity with a standardized reading list of classical texts.  Attendance at weekly lectures expands familiarity with broad questions in classical scholarship.

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  5. Complete one of the following options:
  6. Note 1: Greek 101, 102 and Latin 101, 102, 111 may be waived with equivalent language experience.

    Note 2: In both languages the 302 course is the prerequisite for all 400-level prose courses in the same language and the 301 courses is the prerequisite for all 400-level poetry courses in the same language. Concurrent enrollment will be permitted only in rare and special cases and must have the approval both of the classics section head and of the instructor of the 400-level course concerned.

  7. Complete six hours from the following in the same language as above:
  8. Complete one course from the following options:
      CL CV 261 : Greek and Roman Civilization and Literature in Film. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CL CV 261 : Greek and Roman Civilization and Literature in Film. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Literature and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome as depicted in modern film with attendant problems of accuracy and historicity.

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      CL CV 310 : Classical Archaeology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CL CV 310 : Classical Archaeology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Major excavations and antiquities of the Mediterranean region illustrating Greco-Roman history.

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      CL CV 340R : Topics in Classical Literature and Civilization. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CL CV 340R : Topics in Classical Literature and Civilization. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Classical literary genres; rhetorical, philosophical, and historical writings; relationships of art and literature; or the classical tradition in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Topics vary.

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      : Greek Historians.
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      : Roman Historians.
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      : Latin Literature in Middle America.
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      : Troy in Art and Literature.
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      : Early Rome.
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      : Classic Historiography.
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      : Greek Tragedy.
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      : Greek Political Thought.
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      : Women in Antiquity.
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      : Greek Ethical Thought.
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      : Roman Religion.
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      : The Etruscans.
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      : Roman Art and Culture.
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      : Augustan Rome.
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      : Christianity and the Empire.
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      CL CV 355 : (ClCv-Engl) Greek and Roman Classics and the English Tradition. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CL CV 355 : (ClCv-Engl) Greek and Roman Classics and the English Tradition. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Major works by such authors as Homer, the Greek and Roman tragedians, Thucydides, Vergil, and Petronius in English translation, emphasizing their influence on English and American literature.

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      CLSCS 420 : Ancient Literary Criticism. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CLSCS 420 : Ancient Literary Criticism. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: GREEK 302; or LATIN 302
      DESCRIPTION: Survey emphasizing both chief works of the tradition and their practical application to reading of Greek and Latin authors.

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      CLSCS 430R : (Clscs-Hist) Topics in Greek and Roman History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CLSCS 430R : (Clscs-Hist) Topics in Greek and Roman History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Cl Cv 304-Hist 247 and Greek 201 (Greek topics) or Cl Cv 307-Hist 248 and Latin 201 (Roman topics).
      DESCRIPTION: Topics vary (e.g., rise of the Greek city-state, Greek political thought, classical historiography, Rome and the Etruscans, imperial Rome).

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      : Greek City-State.
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      : Classical Historiography.
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      : Hellenistic World.
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      : Rome and Etruscans.
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      : Rise of Rome.
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      : Roman Revolution.
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      : Imperial Rome.
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      : Roman Politics.
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      : Roman Religion.
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      : Augustan Rome.
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      : Archaic Greece.
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      : Athens: Rise and Fall.
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      : 4th Century Greece.
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      : Late Roman Empire.
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      : World of New Testament.
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      : Early Christianity.
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      : Julio-Claudians.
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      CLSCS 490R : Seminar in Classics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CLSCS 490R : Seminar in Classics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Combined topics in Greek and Latin (e.g., comparative epic poetry, classical tradition of criticism, Euripides and Seneca). Topics vary.

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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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