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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts in Classics, Latin Secondary Education Emphasis

(Minimum of 21 credits beyond completion of the Core requirements):

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 Requirements (6-9 Credits)

(6-9 Credits: 6 in Cultural Core and 0-3 in Language Core beyond fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts Cognate Requirement.)

Cultural Core Requirement (including Capstone):

Students majoring in classics complete 6 credits of instruction in a sequence of courses intended to introduce them to the interdisciplinary dimension of classics and to provide detailed instruction in selected methods of inquiry and particular aspects of Greco-Roman civilization.

All Classics majors take:

Language Core Requirement:

  • Students majoring in classics complete Intermediate language study in either ancient Greek or Latin, typically by taking GRK 202 - Intermediate Ancient Greek II Credits: 3 or LAT 202 - Intermediate Latin II Credits: 3. Those commencing language study typically fulfill the Bachelor of Arts Cognate Requirement through three semesters of study in GRK/ LAT 101-102-201 (12 credits). Others may satisfy these requirements through language placement administered by the Department of Classics; they must nevertheless complete the 30-credit minimum through additional coursework in the major.

Requirements in Addition to the Core:

Classics Program Description

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