Program of Concentration in Classical Languages
Students complete at least 32 hours in Greek and Latin. Those wishing to concentrate in one language must also complete at least two semesters' work in the other, although credit toward the 32-hour requirement will be given only for one of the elementary sequences (either Greek 201-202 or Latin 100 or 101-102).
Program of Concentration in Classics
Students complete at least 30 hours in classics, Greek, Latin, or other eligible courses listed below, at least 6 hours of which must be in Greek courses numbered above 204 or in Latin courses numbered above 104. Only one of the elementary language sequences (either Greek 201-202 or Latin 100 or 101-102) may be applied toward the 30-hour requirement.
Program of Concentration in Classical Civilization
Students complete at least 30 hours in classics, Greek, Latin, or other eligible courses listed below. Other relevant courses may be allowed at the discretion of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. No more than 11 hours may be taken at the 100 level.
Minor in Classics
Students who want a minor in classics may tailor their program according to their needs, but they are required to complete Greek 204 or Latin 104 (or a higher level language course) and to complete an additional 15 hours in courses that count toward the concentration in classics, of which at least 9 must be at the 200 level.
Minor in Classical Civilization
Students are required to complete 18 hours in courses that count toward the concentration in classical civilization, of which at least 12 must be at the 200 level.
The following courses may be counted toward a major or a minor in classics or classical civilization:
Jewish Studies 257-01 and 122; History of Art 115F-09, 256, 264, 266, and 268; Philosophy 210 and 218.
Honors Program in Classics or Classical Languages
Admission requirements are: completion of junior year and completion of at least 6 hours of work in advanced Greek or Latin courses (above Greek 204 or Latin 104) and an overall GPA of 3.4, with 3.5 in courses within the department (including hours earned at the ICCS in Rome).
In order to graduate with departmental honors, a student must (in addition to maintaining the stated GPA through the senior year) satisfy the following requirements:
- Complete 12 hours of work beyond the intermediate level in Latin and/or Greek for honors in classics, and 18 hours for honors in classical languages.
- Demonstrate competence in Greek or Roman history and archaeology, either by successfully completing the ICCS program in Rome or by completing one of the department’s survey courses in art and archaeology (Classics 204, 205, 206) and one in history (Classics 208, 209, 212, 213).
- Write a senior thesis, and defend it before the department, for either 3 or 6 hours credit. Candidates choosing the three-hour option for the thesis must complete one of the department’s graduate seminars.
There is no honors program in classical civilization.
For more information:
Daniel P. Solomon
Department of Classical Studies
230 Appleton Place
Nashville TN 37203-5721