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UVM Classics Department
Major and Minor Degree Requirements

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The Classics Department offers the B.A. Degree in:

  • Classical Civilization
  • Greek
  • Latin

And Minor Programs in:

  • Classical Civilization
  • Greek Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature

Major Requirements

The requirements for the B.A. in Classical Civilization are as follows:

36 hours consisting of 30 in the Major Discipline and 6 in Related Courses. Of these 36 hours, 12 must be at the 100-level or above.

Major Discipline: All courses in Classics, Latin, Greek, Ancient History, and Ancient Art are applicable, of which 1 course in Ancient Art (Art 146, 148, or 149) and any 2 courses in Ancient History (Classics 21, 23, 121, 122, 149, 221, 222) are required.

Related Courses: For a list of approved related courses in Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, students should consult with the Classics Department.

Foreign Language: Fulfillment of the language distribution requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences is required, preferably with Latin or Greek.

Examples of approved Related Courses: This list is kept on file in the Classics Department, reviewed and perhaps modified annually, and adjusted to meet the special interests of the those intending to major in Classical Civilization.

  • Astronomy 57
  • All courses in English and American literature above 100
  • All courses in modern foreign languages above 100
  • All courses in Art History above 100
  • Geography 155
  • History 13, 23-25, 85, 224
  • Honors 100, 195 (subject to the topic, upon annual review by the Classics Department)
  • Mathematics 161, 260
  • Music history courses above 100
  • Philosophy courses above 100
  • Political Science 141, 142
  • Religion 27, and courses above 100
  • Theatre 150
  • Natural Science courses above 100 (and Astronomy 57) may be deemed appropriate for the programs of certain students with this major.

The requirements for the B.A. in Greek are as follows:

Thirty hours in courses above 50, among which Greek 111, 112 and Classics (History) 121 are required and one course in literature in translation above 100 and one course in Latin above 100 are applicable; a second foreign language, at least through the intermediate level, is recommended.

The requirements for the B.A. in Latin are as follows:

Thirty hours in courses above 100, among which Latin 111, 112 and Classics (History) 122 are required and one course in literature in translation above 100 and one course in Greek above 100 are applicable; a second foreign language, at least through the intermediate level, is recommended.


Minor Requirements

The requirements for a Minor in Classical Civilization are as follows:

Eighteen hours, including at least six hours of Greek or six hours of Latin at the level of 51 or above, and the remaining 12 hours from the following (of which at least nine hours must be above 100): Classics 21, 23, 121, 122, 149, 221, 222 (all cross-listed with History); Classics 24, 33, 35, 37, 42, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159; Art 146, 148, 149; and all special topics courses (95, 96, 195, 196, 295, 296) in Classics, Latin, or Greek.

The requirements for a Minor in Greek Language and Literature are as follows:

Fifteen hours of Greek at 51 or above, to which three hours from the following are applicable: Classics 121, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, and 158.

The requirements for a Minor in Latin Language and Literature are as follows:

Fifteen hours of Latin at 51 or above, to which three hours from the following are applicable: Classics 122, 153, 154, 155, 156, 158, and 159.

UVM Department of Classics
481 Main St.
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-3210
classics@zoo.uvm.edu

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