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Classics

Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Department Chair
329 Anderson Hall
215-204-8267
robin@temple.edu

Martha A. Davis, Advisor
321 Anderson Hall
215-204-8267
madavis@temple.edu


330 Anderson Hall
215-204-8267
www.temple.edu/classics

Students in the Department of Greek and Roman Classics study the cultures and languages of two major civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world. Classics is an interdisciplinary field of study which encompasses major disciplines of the liberal arts: languages, history, literature, and philosophy. Students select from two different major concentration options: either Classical Languages & Literature or Classical Civilization, depending on their interests and goals.

Classics offers a sound liberal arts background that prepares students for any career. Classics majors have held senior positions in government, law, and public service organizations, have founded and headed companies and organizations, and have worked as correspondents and journalists. Recent Temple Classics majors have gone on to law school, veterinary school, graduate school, business and teaching careers.

Classics Majors and Minors are encouraged to study a semester at Temple's Rome Campus.

The organization for majors and minors is Zeta Beta Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Society for Classics.

 

Distinction in Major

Distinction in Major requires a senior thesis and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in Greek, Latin, or Greek and Roman Classics courses.

Classical Languages & Literatures Major Concentration

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Greek Ancient/Latin 1001 Ancient Greek/Latin I 4 /LA
Greek Ancient/Latin 1002 Ancient Greek/Latin II 4 LA
Greek Ancient/Latin 2001 Ancient Greek/Latin III 3 LB
Greek Ancient/Latin 2002 Ancient Greek/Latin IV 3  
Greek Ancient/Latin 3002 Readings in Greek/Latin Literature II 3  
         
Greek Ancient/Latin Electives Select two courses in Greek Ancient and/or Latin languages. 
If exempt from beginning Greek Ancient and/or Latin courses
through placement, substitute additional electives until
a total of seven language courses is completed.
6-8  
         
One Writing Capstone:   3  
Greek Ancient/Latin 3096 Readings in Greek/Latin Literature I*   WI
         
Select one from:   3  
G+R CL

G+R CL
3001/3196

3296
Classical Greek & Roman Mythology
    or
Comparative Mythology
  /WI

WI
         
Select two:     6  
G+R CL 1003-4999 Electives**    
         
Total     35-37  
*Capstone Course in Major; select Greek Ancient or Latin.    
**May include advanced courses in Greek Ancient and/or Latin.  Or, may include related courses in
other departments, per departmental approval.

 

Classical Civilizations Major Concentration

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
G+R CL 2101 Ancient Greek Civilization 3  
G+R CL 2102 Ancient Roman Civilization 3  
     
Language Requirement: 7-8  
Greek Ancient/Latin 1001 Ancient Greek/Latin I    
Greek Ancient/Latin 1002 Ancient Greek/Latin II   LA
Note: Greek 1003 (7 s.h.) may be substituted for Greek 1001 and 1002    
     
Select two Writing-Intensive courses on the Ancient City from the following options: 6  
G+R CL 3596 Ancient City: Periclean Athens   WI
G+R CL 3696 Ancient City: Hellenistic Alexandria   WI
G+R CL 3796 Ancient City: Augustan Rome   WI
G+R CL 3896 Ancient City: Byzantium   WI
G+R CL 3897 Ancient City: Jerusalem   WI
         
Select one course in the history of the art of the ancient world from the following options: 4  
Art History 2005 Roman Art and Archaeology   WI
Art History 2215 Late Antique/Byzantine Art    
Art History 2129/2196 Greek and Roman Sculpture   /WI
 
Select four electives, up to 3 may be drawn from this listing of Greek & Roman Classics courses: 9  
G+R CL 1003 Greek Drama & Greek Culture   AR
G+R CL 1004 Ancient City   IS
G+R CL 2001 Slavery in Antiquity    
G+R CL 2002 Gender in Antiquity    
G+R CL 2003 Race in Greece & Rome   RG
G+R CL 3311 Ancient Greek Historians    
G+R CL 3312 Ancient Roman Historians    
G+R CL 3096 Romans and their Literature   WI
G+R CL 3001 Classical Greek & Roman Mythology    
G+R CL 3196 Classical Greek & Roman Mythology - Writing Intensive   WI
G+R CL 3296 Comparative Mythology   WI
G+R CL 3396 Classical Epic   WI
G+R CL 3000 Topics in Classical Culture    
G+R CL 3496 Writing Seminar   WI
Greek/Latin 2001 or higher Intermediate or Advanced language courses    
     
Note: The fourth elective must be taken in a related department, with consultation of your
academic advisor. This elective may come from History, Art History, Religion or Philosophy.
3-4  
         
Total     35-37  

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed above and are identified by "WI" in the RCI column.

Requirements for the Minor In Classical Languages and Literature

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Greek Ancient/Latin 1001-2002 Ancient Greek/Latin IV or proficiency 0-14  
G+R CL

G+R CL
3001/3196

3296
Classical Greek & Roman Mythology
    or
Comparative Mythology
3 /WI

WI
G+R CL Electives Four additional courses (see note below) 12  
Total     15-29  
Note: Minimum of two of these courses must be above the 2000-level. Courses must fall under the following categories: a.) Advanced courses in Greek Ancient and/or Latin; b.) Courses in Classical Culture; c.) Courses on aspects of  the ancient Greek and Roman world offered in other Temple departments such as Art History, History, Religion, and Philosophy, and approved by the department advisor.

 

Requirements for the Minor in Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Greek Ancient/Latin 1001-1002 Ancient Greek/Latin II or proficiency 0-8 LA
Select one of the following:   3  
G+R CL 3001/3196
3296
3396
Classical Greek & Roman Mythology
Comparative Mythology
Classical Epic
  /WI
WI
WI
Select two courses*:     6  
G+R CL 3596
3696
3002/3796
3003/3896
3897
Ancient City: Periclean Athens
Ancient City: Hellenistic Alexandria
Ancient City: Augustan Rome
Ancient City: Byzantium
Ancient City: Jerusalem
  WI
WI
/WI
/WI
WI
         
G+R CL Elective One additional course at or above 2000^ 3  
Total     12-20  
Study Abroad        
*Cycle of five cities offered: Jerusalem, Augustan Rome, Byzantium, Periclean Athens, Hellenistic Alexandria.
^Courses can be from this department or from another department such as: Anthropology, Art History, Religion, History, or Philosophy, as approved by Greek & Roman Classics department advisors.
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