The Deparment has been modifying the concentration and honors requirements for the Honors concentrations in all areas, adding an Honors Concentration for Classical Civilization, and has modified the concentration requirements for Classical Archaeology and Classical Civilization. The concentration requirements for Classical Languages and Literatures were not modified, however, students must now declare a primary language for the purposes of degree audit. These changes are effective as of January 1, 2005. Students who declared their concentrations before Dec. 31, 2004 have the option of remaining with the old concentration/honors requirements, or switching to the new requirements. Those declaring after Jan. 1, 2005 must follow the new concentration and honors requirements. Below, please find the changes outlined for Honors and the three Concentrations.


HONORS CHANGES

Classical Archaeology
Honors Concentration
OLD version:
In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, Honors candidates are required to take CLARCH 324, to take a minimum of eight credits in the second classical language (classical Greek if the major language is Latin; Latin if the major language is classical Greek), and to write an Honors thesis. Those interested should consult with the concentration advisor well in advance of their senior year.

NEW version:
In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, Honors candidates are required to take a minimum of eight credits in the second classical language (Ancient Greek if the major language is Latin; Latin if the major language is Ancient Greek). Honors students receive six credits during their senior year for researching and writing an Honors thesis (CA 495); they must offer an oral defense of this work, in a form to be agreed upon with their thesis advisor. The thesis should be a minimum of 40 pages in length. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 should contact their concentration advisor no later than the winter term of their junior year at the latest.

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Classical Civilization
Honors Concentration
No OLD version.

NEW version:
In addition to the concentration requirements stated above (with the exception of the capstone seminar, CC 480/481), Honors candidates must achieve fourth-term proficiency, as defined by the LS&A language requirement, in either Ancient Greek or Latin. They must also take two upper-level cognate courses deemed relevant (at the discretion of the thesis advisor) to the subject of the Honors thesis. Honors students receive six credits during their senior year for researching and writing the Honors thesis (CC 495); they must offer an oral defense of this work, in a form to be agreed upon with their thesis advisor. The thesis should be a minimum of 40 pages in length. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 should contact their concentration advisor no later than the winter term of their junior year at the latest.

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Classical Languages and Literatures
Honors Concentration
OLD version:
In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, students must complete an Honors thesis and a reading list in their senior year.

NEW version:
In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, Honors candidates must take one course, at or above the 450-level, in either Greek or Latin. Honors students receive six credits during their senior year for researching and writing an Honors thesis (Greek or Latin 495); this thesis must be based upon texts in the original ancient languages; the thesis should be a minimum of 40 pages in length. Candidates must offer an oral defense of this work, in a form to be agreed upon with their thesis advisor. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 should contact their concentration advisor no later than the winter term of their junior year at the latest.

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Ancient Greek Language and Literature
Honors Concentration
Old version:
In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, students must complete an Honors thesis and a reading list in their senior year.

NEW version:
In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, Honors candidates must take one course, at or above the 450-level, in Greek. Honors students receive six credits during their senior year for researching and writing an Honors thesis (Greek 495); this thesis must be based upon texts in the original ancient languages; the thesis should be a minimum of 40 pages in length. Candidates must offer an oral defense of this work, in a form to be agreed upon with their thesis advisor. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 should contact their concentration advisor no later than the winter term of their junior year at the latest.

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Latin Language and Literature
Honors Concentration
OLD version:
In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, students must complete an Honors thesis and a reading list in their senior year.

NEW version:
In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, Honors candidates must take one course, at or above the 450-level, in Latin. Honors students receive six credits during their senior year for researching and writing an Honors thesis (Latin 495); this thesis must be based upon texts in the original ancient languages; the thesis should be a minimum of 40 pages in length. Candidates must offer an oral defense of this work, in a form to be agreed upon with their thesis advisor. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 should contact their concentration advisor no later than the winter term of their junior year at the latest.

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CONCENTRATION CHANGES

Classical Archaeology

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

1) At least two of the following introductory courses:
CA 221 Introduction to Greek Archaeology
CA 222 Introduction to Roman Archaeology
CA 323 Introduction to Field Archaeology

2) At least three upper level courses in the field of Classical Archaeology (300- or 400-level)

3) At least one course in either Greek or Roman history or civilization

4) At least one upper level course in a cognate field (e.g. Anthropology, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies, Religion and Women’s Studies).

5) Third term proficiency in Greek or Latin. (Language courses that are a prerequisite of third term proficiency DO NOT count among the number of credits required for the major.) Students who plan to fulfill this requirement in other ways should speak to the undergraduate advisor.

Students interested in possibly continuing in the field of Classical Archaeology should discuss their course plans (not least in the ancient languages) with the undergraduate advisor as early and as frequently as possible.

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Classical Civilization

Prerequisites to Concentration. UNCHANGED. Two courses from the following choices, for a total of 8 credits. One course must emphasize Greek culture and the other Roman culture: CLCIV 101, 102, HISTORY 200, 201, GTBOOKS 191.

Concentration Program. Requires a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) for approximately 29 credits (UNCHANGED), including:

1. 5 courses (minimum 15 credits) in Classical Civilization at the 300 or 400 level, with at least two of these at the 400 level. These courses must include at least one course in literature and one course in religion/philosophy. One course in Ancient Greek or Latin may substitute for one of these Classical Civilization courses.

2. 1 course (minimum 3 credits) in Classical Archaeology.

3. 1 course (minimum 3 credits) in Ancient Greek or Roman history. This requirement is separate from any History course that may have been taken as a prerequisite to the concentration.

4. 1 upper-level elective cognate course (minimum 3 credits) outside the division of Classical Civilization. Latin 231 or 232 may also count to meet this requirement.

5. The “Capstone Seminar,” Classical Civilization 480, Studying Antiquity (3 cr.). Advanced discussion and writing of a 10-20 page research paper on a topic in Classical Civilization.

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Classical Languages and Literatures

The requirements of the concentration remain unchanged, however, to faciltate ease in the senior audit, students must indicate upon declaring the concentration, which language will be the primary language and which will be the secondary.

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