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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & Science

Classics

The Classics program offers instruction in the ancient Greek and classical Latin languages and literatures and in the civilizations of Greece and Rome. Courses offered in the area of classical civilization do not require a knowledge of Greek or Latin.

Students planning to pursue graduate study in classics and related disciplines, or teaching certification in Latin, should consult with the Classics Program coordinator early in their undergraduate career.

Course of Study: Major

There are three major concentrations: Classical Civilization, Ancient Greek Language and Literature, and Classical Latin Language and Literature. Students who major in a Classics Program concentration must complete at least 15 credits of the major in 300-level or above courses in residence at UWM. All students must complete a research experience in their major. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted at UWM as well as a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.

Classical Civilization Major Concentration

This Concentration is intended for students who wish to study classical literature and culture without pursuing coursework in the original languages. Courses in ancient Greek and Latin are optional and may count toward fulfilling major requirements.

Completion of the major requires a minimum of 33 credits distributed as follows:

Classic 170

Classical Mythology

3

Classic 201

Introduction to Greek Life and Literature

3

Classic 202

Introduction to Roman Life and Literature

3

Nine additional credits in Classic (not Greek or Latin) courses at the 300 level or above.

For the remaining credits, students may choose from among any Classic, Greek, or Latin courses. Up to 6 credits of these elective courses may include approved courses in related disciplines (see list of approved courses below). A minimum of 15 credits in all courses taken for the major must be taken at the 300 level or above. Students must complete the L&S research requirement in the context of a Classic, Greek, or Latin course of their choosing at the 300 level or above, under the supervision of the instructor of that course.

Electives

ARTHIST 312

Minoan and Mycenaean Art and Archaeology

ARTHIST 313

Greek Art and Archaeology

ARTHIST 315

Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

ARTHIST 316

Roman Art and Archaeology

ARTHIST 412

Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece

ARTHIST 413

Greek Sculpture

ARTHIST 414

Greek Vase Painting

ARTHIST 416

Roman Architecture

HEBR ST 236

The Biblical World

HEBR ST/HIST 274

Ancient Egyptian Civilization

HIST 201

The Ancient World: The Near East and Greece

HIST 202

The Ancient World: The Roman Republic and Empire

HIST 303

A History of Greek Civilization: The Greek City-State

HIST 304

A History of Greek Civilization: The Age of Alexander the Great

HIST 307

A History of Rome: The Republic

HIST 308

A History of Rome: The Empire

HIST 370

Topics in the History of Religious Thought: “Paganism in the Ancient World” subtitle

HIST 371

Topics in European History: “Rome in the Age of Constantine – Society and Culture” subtitle

HIST 398

Honors Seminar: "Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire" subtitle; “Medicine and Healing in Ancient Greece and Rome” subtitle

PHILOS 430

History of Ancient Philosophy

PHILOS 550 (450)

Plato

PHILOS 551 (451)

Aristotle

PHILOS 552 (452)

Special Topics in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: (with appropriate subtitle)

Ancient Greek Language and Literature Major Concentration
The Ancient Greek Language and Literature major concentration requires the completion of 33 credits, including the following:

GREEK 103

First Semester Greek

4

GREEK 104

Second Semester Greek

4

GREEK 205

Third Semester Greek (or equivalent)

4

CLASSIC 201

Introduction to Greek Life and Literature

3

Four additional courses (12 credits) in Greek at the 300 level or above.

Six additional credits chosen from Greek, Latin, and/or Classic courses.

A total of 15 credits of all courses in the major must be at the 300 level or above taken in residence at UWM. Students must complete the L&S research requirement in the context of a Greek or Classic course of their choosing at the 300 level or above, under the supervision of the instructor of that course.

Classical Latin Language and Literature Major Concentration
The Classical Latin Language and Literature concentration requires the completion of 33 credits, including the following:

LATIN 103

First Semester Latin

4

LATIN 104

Second Semester Latin

4

LATIN 205

Third Semester Latin (or equivalent)

4

CLASSIC 202

Introduction to Roman Life and Literature

3

Four additional courses (12 credits) in Latin courses at the 300 level or above.

Six additional credits chosen from Latin, Greek, and/or Classic courses.

A total of 15 credits of all courses in the major must be at the 300 level or above taken in residence at UWM. Students must complete the L&S research requirement in the context of a Latin or Classic course of their choosing at the 300 level or above, under the supervision of the instructor of that course.

Course of Study: Classics Minor Concentrations

There are three minor concentrations: Classical Civilization, Ancient Greek Language and Literature, and Classical Latin Language and Literature. Completion of each minor concentration requires a minimum of 21 credits, at least 9 of which must be upper-division courses (300 level and above) completed in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

Minor Concentration in Classical Civilization
The Classical Civilization minor concentration requires completion of a minimum of 21 credits, including the following:
CLASSIC 170      Classical Civilization
CLASSIC 201      Introduction to Greek Life and Literature
CLASSIC 202      Introduction to Roman Life and Literature

Six additional credits in Classic (not Greek or Latin language) curricular area courses at the 300 level or above. 

Six credits selected from among any Classic, Greek, or Latin courses; at least 3 of these credits must be at the 300 level or above.

Minor Concentration in Ancient Greek Language and Literature

The Ancient Greek Language and Literature minor concentration requires completion of a minimum of 21 credits, including the following:

GREEK 103       First Semester Greek 
GREEK 104       Second Semester Greek
GREEK 205       Third Semester Greek (or equiv)

Nine additional credits, 6 of which must be in Greek at the 300 level or above; the remaining 3 credits may be in Greek or Classic at the 300 level or above.

Minor Concentration in Classical Latin Language and Literature

The Classical Latin Language and Literature minor concentration requires completion of a minimum of 21 credits, including the following:

LATIN 103         First Semester Latin   
LATIN 104         Second Semester Latin
LATIN 205         Third Semester Latin (or equiv)

Nine additional credits, 6 of which must be in Latin at the 300 level or above; the remaining 3 credits may be in Latin or Classic at the 300 level or above.

Related Program

Ancient Mediterranean Studies Certificate Program

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