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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science

Classics

The Classics program offers instruction in the classical Greek and Latin languages and literatures and in the civilizations of Greece and Rome. Courses offered in the area of classical civilization are open to any interested student, whether a major or not, as long as prerequisites are met; they do not assume a knowledge of Greek or Latin.

Students planning to pursue graduate study in classics should consult with the undergraduate advisor early in their undergraduate career.

Course of Study: Major

There are three major concentrations: Greek, Latin, and classical civilization. Students who major in the classics program 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, including any transfer work.

Greek and Latin Major Concentrations

Students wishing to major in a classical language may elect a concentration in Greek or Latin. To be admitted to either, students must achieve a GPA of 3.0 in their college Greek and Latin courses. Students electing the Greek or Latin option for the major fulfill the research requirement in the context of all 500-level courses.

A concentration in Greek requires 33 credits as follows:

1. 12 credits in the following courses:

Greek 103

First Semester Greek

4

Greek 104

Second Semester Greek

4

Greek 205

Third Semester Greek

4

2. At least 15 credits from any combination of the following courses, including six credits on the 500 level or above.

Greek 306* Readings in Ancient Greek Literature: (Subtitle) 3

Greek 501*

Readings in Classical Greek Prose: (Subtitle)

3

Greek 502*

Readings in Classical Greek Poetry: (Subtitle)

3

Greek 699*

Directed Reading

1-3

*Retakable with change in topic (for Greek 501 & 502, 9 cr max in each)

3. At least 6 credits in cultural courses.

Classic 201 Introduction to Greek Life and Literature     3

One of the following two courses:

Classic 301

The Life and Literature of Classical Athens: Herodotus and Dramatists   

3

Classic 302

War and Politics in Ancient Greece    

3

A concentration in Latin requires 33 credits as follows:

1. 12 credits in the following courses:

Latin 103

First Semester Latin

4

Latin 104

Second Semester Latin

4

Latin 205

Third Semester Latin

4

2. At least 15 credits from any combination of the following courses:

Latin 306*

Readings in Latin Literature: (Subtitle)

3

Latin 501* Readings in Latin Prose: (Subtitle) 3

Latin 502*

Readings in Latin Poetry: (Subtitle)

3

Latin 699*

Directed Reading

1-3

*Retakable with change in topic (for Latin 306, 501, & 502, 9 cr max in each)

3.  At least 6 credits in cultural courses.

Classic 202

Introduction to Roman Life and Literature   

3

Classic 303

The Life and Literature of the Roman Empire   

3

Classical Civilization Major Concentration

Students interested in studying classical civilization without advanced study of Greek or Latin may choose the concentration in classical civilization, which requires a minimum of 35 credits distributed as follows:

1. Two semesters of college Latin or Greek for a total of 6 credits;

2. The following courses in classical civilization:

Classic 170

Classical Mythology

3

Classic 201

Introduction to Greek Life and Literature

3

Classic 202

Introduction to Roman Life and Literature

3

Classic 301

The Life and Literature of Classical Athens: Herodotus and Dramatists

3

Classic 302

War and Politics in Ancient Greece

3

Classic 303

The Life and Literature of the Roman Empire

3

Classic 304*

The Graeco-Roman World: (Subtitle)

3

*Students electing the classical civilization option of the major complete their L&S research requirement in the context of Classic 304.

3. Nine credits in elective courses from Classics or related disciplines selected from the following list and/or other courses approved by the Classics Program coordinator:

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 398 Honors Seminar: "Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire" 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)  

Course of Study: Classics Minor

Students wishing to minor in a classical language may elect a concentration in either Greek or Latin. The requirement for a minor in either language is no fewer than l8 credits, at least 9 of which must be upper-division courses completed in residence at UWM. To be admitted to a minor concentration in either Latin or Greek, students must achieve a GPA of 2.5 in their college Latin or Greek courses. The College requires that students attain at least a 25 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.

Related Program

Ancient Mediterranean Studies Certificate Program

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