Guide for Majors/Minors
The Major in Classics
There are two possible tracks for classics majors.
(a) The Major in Classical Languages. The student takes at least nine semester courses in Latin or Greek, or a combination of Latin and Greek, at least two of which must be at the advanced level. With the consultation of the department, two courses of the major may be chosen from classics courses in English.
(b) The Major in Classical Studies. The student takes courses from the following groups:
(1) Classics 101, 102; Classics 104 or Art History 121; and two or more of the following: Classics 200, 203, 204, 210, 212, 218, 222, 234, 250; Freshman Seminar 125;
(2) two years of college-level Greek or Latin;
(3) two of the following: Classics 300, 315, 316, 391, 392; or 497-498.
It is desirable to take the classical language courses as soon as the student has decided to major in classics. Those students who wish to enter graduate school in classics should take at least two years of both Latin and Greek. The more competitive the student's GPA in the major, of course, the better the chance of being accepted into a graduate program of the first rank.
Many students elect to double major in classics and another discipline. For many students this is a wise and practical strategy, and we encourage it.
The classics department encourages majors to spend some study time abroad. Students may study for a semester or a year in Rome or in Athens or do so in a summer program. For details see the Study Away page.
The Minor in Classics
Classics minors may concentrate in one of three programs: (a) Latin; (b) Greek; (c) classical studies.
(a) Latin. The student takes five courses in Latin, including either Latin 301 or 302.
(b) Greek. The student takes five courses in Greek, including either Greek 301 or 302.
(c) Classical Studies. The student takes at least five courses from the following groups(1) two courses from Classics 101, 102,104 (2) two courses from Classics 200, 203, 204, 210, 212, 222, 250;(3) one course from Classics 300, 315, 316, 391, 392.
Advisers: E. Adler, R. Moorton
Department of Classics
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196