The program provides for a combined concentration in English and in classical languages and literature, with an emphasis in either Greek or Latin. Students are encouraged to explore the historical, intellectual, and literary relationships between the classical tradition and English and American literature. Each student plans a coherent program in consultation with an adviser from each department.
Classics/English Major Requirements
A total of thirteen courses (52 hours) distributed as follows:
Interdisciplinary Paper—A senior thesis, for which the student will receive 4 hours of independent study credit. The subject of the paper will normally be an interdisciplinary topic in English and Classics chosen by the student in consultation with his or her advisers.
- English—A total of six courses (24 hours) in literature including at least three advanced (300- or 400-level) courses.
- Classics—A total of five courses (20 hours) in either Greek or Latin. Students with no prior experience in the language elected may begin at the 101 level, counting introductory courses as part of the major requirement. The concentration must normally have completed the introductory sequence or its equivalent by the end of the sophomore year.
- Allied Discipline and Courses in Translation—Two courses (8 hours), either of which may be chosen from Classics offerings in translation or from allied disciplines (such as History of Art, Philosophy, etc.). These courses will be selected by the student in consultation with his or her advisers.