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2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts in Classics, Latin Secondary Education Emphasis

(Minimum 30 credits beyond completion or placement out of LAT 201):

The Latin secondary education emphasis offers prospective Latin teachers preparation in Latin comprehension and instruction and in classical civilization at a level consistent with state and national norms. These students work within both the Department of Classics and the College of Education. While the College of Education is ultimately responsible for overseeing the certification process for students, the Department of Classics is responsible for overseeing the major and for recommending qualified students for admission to the College of Education.

Students with a baccalaureate degree and a major in classics from another institution can be certified to teach by earning at least three credits of instruction in Latin in the classics department and completing the professional education requirements of the College of Education. The required courses in Latin must be approved by the department chair or designee.

Requirements for a Major in Classics, Latin Secondary Education Emphasis

Core Courses (at least 9 credits)

  • Capstone Requirement: All classics majors take CLA 495 - Notions of the Classics (Capstone) (3 credits) during their senior year.
  • Distributed Classical Civilization (DCC) requirement: Students majoring in classics complete at least 6 credits of instruction in Distributed Classical Civilization (DCC) courses. DCC courses are intended to introduce students to the interdisciplinary dimension of classics and to provide detailed instruction in selected methods of inquiry and particular aspects of Greco-Roman civilization. Most DCC courses also fulfill certain general education requirements. Students have two options for fulfilling the DCC Requirement:

Option 1 (6 Credits)

Complete one course from each of the following lists:

List A:

List B:

Option 2 (12 Credits):

Requirements in Addition to the Core:

At least 21 credits of instruction in Latin at 202-level or above, including at least 18 credits at 300-level or above, three of which must be LAT 353.

Classics Program Description

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