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Classics Majors

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For students who entered in 2012 and beyond:

Thirty-one credit hours, including a minimum of

  1. Reading proficiency of Greek or Latin at the 300-level demonstrated by completion of two of the following: CL 310, CL 311, or CG 310, CG 311. Students may enroll in 310 and 311 courses more than once with permission.

     
  2. Gateway course: CC 200;

     
  3. One course from each of the following clusters:

     
    1. Literature: CC 220, CC 222, CC 223, CC 224, CC 225

       
    2. History:  HI 203, HI 204, HI 205, HI 206; CC 226

       
    3. Art History: AH 222, AH 223; and

       
  4. CC 365 or (when applicable) HI 351A-D.

     
  5. Transition course: CC 395 

Students must also complete a capstone project, either

     a. an expanded research paper in either CC 365 or a 300-level Greek or Latin course;

     b. a senior thesis; or

     c. an independent study that results in a research paper or other advanced project.



Students may count toward the major any course listed above plus CC 265, CC 291, CC 292; PL 204; PH 203, PH 327; and (when applicable) RE 330. CC 100 and CC 399 may not count toward the major.

WRITING REQUIREMENT IN THE MAJOR: Majors will meet the writing requirement in Classics through CC 200 and CC 365 or (when applicable) HI 351A-D, ideally taken toward the beginning and end, respectively, of their studies at Skidmore.

 

Suggested course clusters in Greek and Roman literature, art and archaeology, history, and philosophy in addition to the major/minor requirements:



Literature:
CC 220, CC 222, CC 223, CC 224, CC 225, CC 226, CC 365; PL 204; HI 203, HI 204, HI 205, HI 206; and PH 203.



Art and Archaeology:  AH 223, AH 222, AH 232, AH 375AAN 101, AN 201;
CC 220, CC 365; GE 102, GE 309; and HI 203, HI 204, HI 205, HI 206.



History:
CC 226; PL 204; and HI 203, HI 204, HI 205, HI 206, HI 351A-D.



Philosophy:
CC 222, CC 223, CC 224, CC 225, CC 226; PL 204; HI 203, HI 204, HI 205, HI 206; and PH 203, PH 210, PH 211, PH 327.



Majors and minors are encouraged to study modern languages such as French, German, and Italian, in which there is an abundance of classical scholarship available.

 


 

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