Classical Humanities- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Classics, 105 Irvin Hall, 513-529-1480.

Classics is the study of literature, art, history, archaeology, philosophy, and cultures of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Achievements of Greco-Roman civilization are important to study for their inherent power and beauty and for the extraordinary influence they have on cultures that followed. Study of the Greco-Roman world deepens your understanding of the origins of Western culture and offers alternatives to social, political, and cultural values of our world. This major gives you a broad spectrum of classical culture and civilization without primary emphasis on study in classical languages.

Graduate work in Classics, Greek, Latin or Classical Archaeology requires not only appropriate experience reading Greek and Latin, but a reading knowledge of French or German as well. Students planning to go to graduate school should consult with the department as early as possible to design an appropriate course of study.

Program Requirements

(36 semester hours)

Select two of the following:6
Greek Civilization in its Mediterranean Context
Roman Civilization
Introduction to Classical Mythology
Select one of the following:3
Greek and Roman Architecture
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Greek and Roman Painting
Select the following:
CLS 401The Age of Pericles3
or CLS 402 The Age of Augustus
Select remaining hours of the following:18
Any course in classical humanities
Any course in Greek or Latin beyond the first year
Related Hours:6
Choose from such areas as anthropology, architecture, art, history, language, literature, philosophy, and religion to make up an integrated plan of study in classical humanities. Four hours of Greek or Latin at the 100 level may be counted toward this requirement. You must obtain the written approval of your advisor for any related hours courses.
Total Credit Hours36

Knowledge of at least one other foreign language is recommended.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Classical Humanities meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing one of the following courses at the 200 level: CLS 235, CLS 212 or CLS 211; one of the following courses at the 300 level: CLS 331 or CLS 361; and one of the following courses: CLS 401 or CLS 402 (capstone). There is a rotation system for the 200 and 300 level courses. One at each level will count for the requirement each year.