Classics

Comprehensive Examination Requirements

As the Catalog indicates, students ordinarily complete the requirement through course work that provides a chronological survey of the cultures of the major.

For the Greek major, the comprehensive requirement can be fulfilled by taking one course: Classical Civilization 123 (Greek Civilization), Classical Civilization 132 (Greek History), or Classical Civilization 134 (Archaeology of Greece).

For the Latin major, the comprehensive requirement can be fulfilled by taking one course: Classical Civilization 124 (Roman Civilization), Classical Civilization 133 (Roman History), or Classical Civilization 135 (History of the Roman Empire).

For the Classics major, two courses are required: one from the courses fulfilling the Greek major's requirement, and one from the courses fulfilling the Latin major's requirement.

When circumstances prevent satisfaction of this requirement through course work students may take an examination consisting of essay questions on the literary and historical interpretation of major authors, to be completed by the fifth week of the first semester of the senior year. Questions will be distributed in the first week of classes of that semester and will presume familiarity with a reading list agreed upon by student and advisor. It will also be possible to take a course in one culture and an exam on the other. Please speak with the chair if you have any questions about this requirement.

 

 

 

 

 

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