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Classroom TeacherThe department offers disciplinary majors and minors in classics, Latin and Greek. The department also coordinates both a disciplinary and interdisciplinary minor in classical studies. The classical studies minor approaches the study of ancient Greek and Roman civilization from various directions, with various modes of inquiry. It is a less linguistically oriented alternative offered to those who are interested in antiquity but not primarily interested in the ancient languages themselves.

All courses toward any of the majors or minors offered by Classics must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Requirements for the Classics MAJOR (B.A.)

disciplinary, 12 courses

Four courses in Greek and four in Latin, including at least one 300-level course in each language. Four additional classics courses or courses approved by the department. No more than two 100-level language courses may count towards the major.

Requirements for the Classics MINOR

disciplinary, 5 courses

Three Greek and two Latin courses or two Greek and three Latin. No more than three 100-level language courses may count towards the minor.

Requirements for the Classical Studies MINOR

disciplinary, 5 courses

Two courses in either Latin or Greek language; three courses, including two courses from one of the classical studies groups and one course from a second group or one from each of three different groups.

Requirements for the Classical Studies MINOR

interdisciplinary, 5 courses

Same as for the disciplinary minor, but selection of courses must include at least one course from the classical studies group in a division outside of the humanities.

Requirements for the Greek MAJOR (B.A.)

disciplinary, 12 courses

Seven courses in Greek language, at least four of which are at the 200 level and one of which is at the 300 level; five additional courses selected from classics or other courses with appropriate content approved by the adviser.

Requirements for the Greek MINOR

disciplinary, 5 courses

Five courses in the Greek language, at least three of which are at the 200 level or above.

Requirements for the Latin MAJOR (B.A.)

disciplinary, 12 courses

Seven courses in the Latin language, at least four of which must be at the 200 level and one at the 300 level, and five additional courses from classics or other courses with appropriate content approved by the adviser.

Requirements for the Latin MINOR

disciplinary, 5 courses

Five courses in Latin language, of which at least three must be at the 200 level or above.

Smith Hall


For more information, contact

Leah Himmelhoch, Associate Professor of Classics, ext. 3907, 311 Smith Hall


Administrative Assistant:
Dorothy Vogt
315-781-3793
Smith Hall 212
(8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.)

FAX: 781-3822