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  The University of Montana offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics with an emphasis in Classical Civilization as well as a related Minor in Classical Civilization. Requirements for both are listed below. For more detailed descriptions of the courses, see the 2012-13 Course Catalog.

Requirements for the Major in Classics, Emphasis in Classical Civilization

1. Language Component (three or four semesters, depending):


LATN 101-102 and 201 or equivalent


GRK 101-102 and 201 or equivalent


LATN 101-102 and GRK 101-102 or equivalent

2. Required courses:

CLAS 155L Survey of Classical Greek and Roman Literature
CLAS 160L Classical Mythology
CLAS 251L The Epic or CLAS 252L Tragedy

3.  Twelve (12) credits selected from the following:

ARTH 407 Roman and Early Christian Art in Context

CLAS 320 Women in Antiquity
CLAS 360H Ancient Greek Civilization and Culture
HSTR 301 History of Classical Greece
HSTR 302 Ancient Greek Social History
HSTR 304 History of Classical Rome
PHL 261Y History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
PHL 363 Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

Students are encouraged to distribute these credits among courses focusing on classical history, philosophy, art and literature.

4. Nine (9) more credits from recommended (or specially approved) courses:

CLAS 309/319 City as text/UM Students in Rome
CLAS 365 The Roots of Western Ethics

GRK 202 Greek Readings: Homer
GRK 300 Major Greek Authors

LATN 202 Latin Readings: Vergil
LATN 311 Major Latin Authors
PHL 465 Plato
PHL 466 Aristotle

5. GPA

Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Classics/Classical Civilization major.


6.  Upper-Division Writing Expectation


[The Upper-division Writing Expectation must be met by successfully completing MCLG 301H, 302H, 303H, 320, 362H or 365E with the consent of the instructor]

Requirements for the Minor in Classical Civilization

a.Language Component:

complete either Latin U 102 or Greek U 102

b. Required courses:

LS U 151L Introduction to the Humanities
HIST U 104H European Civilization: The Birth of Modern Europe
MCLG U 160L Classical Mythology
PHIL U 251H History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

c. Nine (9) credits selected from:

MCLG U 250 Survey of Classical and Latin Literature
MCLG U 251 The Epic
MCLG U 252L Tragedy
MCLG U 301H History of Classical Greece
MCLG U 302H Ancient Greek Social History
MCLG U 303 H History of Classical Rome
MCLG U 309/319 City as text/UM Students in Rome
MCLG U 360H Ancient Greek Civilization and Culture
MCLG U 361L Roman, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art
MCLG U 365E The Roots of Western Ethics
LAT U 211 Latin Reading and Grammar Review
LAT U 212 Latin Readings: Vergil
LAT U 300 Major Latin Authors
GRK U 211 Greek Reading and Grammar Review
GRK U 212 Greek Readings: Homer
GRK U 300 Major Greek Authors

If you have questions about this major or minor, or would like to register for the degree, please contact the Classics faculty.

Classical Languages     Latin    




Classics, Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures
Liberal Arts Building, Room 424
The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-2125

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