Program Requirements

Students enrolled in the Program must complete a minimum of 24 credits distributed as follows:

Core Requirements (18-20 credits)

  • 6 credits in History to be chosen from: History 201, 202, 303, 304, 307 and 308; History 370 and 371 can be taken with approval from the coordinator.
  • 6 credits in Art History selected from ArtHist 101 and/or 300-level and above courses from the approved list.
  • Two semesters at any level in one of the following languages: Latin, Greek, or Biblical Hebrew (6-8 credits, depending on the course).

In addition to the core requirements, students also must complete 6 credits from the list of approved courses (usually found in Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Hebrew Studies, History, and Philosophy), at least 3 of which must be taken in an approved CAMS course at the 300-level or above or in any Latin or Greek course not used to fulfill the language requirement. Other courses may count toward the certificate at the discretion of the Program's Advisory Committee. Students may petition to include courses with appropriate content that do not appear on the list. Generally substitutions for core requirements will not be allowed except in cases when an equivalent course has been taken at another university. In such cases, the student must petition the CAMS advisory committee and provide the following documentation: a formal statement of justification, a syllabus and a transcript

* If a student tests into a Latin or Greek course beyond third semester, he/she should consult with the coordinator about credits and courses for the language requirement.

Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the courses that satisfy the Program requirements, and all such courses must be graded rather than taken on a credit/no credit basis. Of the 24 credits, at least 9 credits must be taken at the advanced level (courses numbered 300 and above) in residence at UWM. At least 12 credits must be taken in courses in the College of Letters and Science, with at least 6 of these at the advanced level.

List of Approved Courses

Curricular Area  

Course Number and Title   Credits  
Anthropology 103 Digging Up the Past: Approaches to Archaeology
3 U
193 Freshman Seminar: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U
296 UROP Apprenticeship (w/appropriate content)
1-3 U
297 Study Abroad: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-12 U
305 The Celtic World
3 U/G
306 European Archaeology
3 U/G
307 World Archaeology: Foundations of Civilization
3 U/G
381 Honors Seminar: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3H U
497 Study Abroad: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-12 U
699 Independent Work: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-3 U
Architecture 534 Field Study: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U/G
Art History 101 Ancient and Medieval Art and Architecture
3 U
192 Freshman Seminar: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U
297 Study Abroad: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-12 U
312 Minoan and Mycenaean Art and Archaeology
3 U/G
313 Greek Art and Archaeology
3 U/G
315 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
3 U/G
316 Roman Art and Archaeology
3 U/G
322 Origins of Medieval Art
3 U/G
324 Art and Architecture of Byzantium
3 U/G
381 Honors Seminar: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3H U
412 Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece
3 U/G
413 Greek Sculpture
3 U/G
414 Greek Vase Painting
3 U/G
416 Roman Architecture
3 U/G
458 A Comparative History of Architecture and Urbanism (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U/G
497 Study Abroad: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-12 U
699 Independent Study: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-3 U
Classics 170 Classical Mythology
2 U
171 Classical Mythology: An Audio-Visual Supplement
1 U
201 Introduction to Greek Life and Literature
3 U
202 Introduction to Roman Life and Literature
3 U
260 Classical Utopias
3 U
296 UROP Apprenticeship (w/appropriate content)
1-3 U
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitle)
1-12 U
301 The Life and Literature of Classical Athens: Herodotus and Dramatists
3 U
302 Life and Literature of Classical Athens: Thucydides & the Philosophers
3 U
303 The Life and Literature of the Roman Empire
3 U
304 The Graeco-Roman World: (Subtitle)
3 U/G
375 Origins and Survivals of Classical Myth
3 U
381 Honors Seminar: (Subtitle)
3H U
390 Egyptian Mythology
3 U
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitle)
1-12 U
699 Directed Reading Comparative Literature
1-3 U
207 World Literature in Translation
3 U
Comparative Literature 410 Classical Backgrounds of Modern Literature: (Subtitle)
3 U/G
446 Drama: Aeschylus to Corneille
3 U/G
463 Literary Criticism: Major Authors
3 U/G
699 Advanced Independent Reading: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-3 U
English 340 The Art of Drama: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U/G
341 The Development of Drama: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U/G
360 The Art of Poetry: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U/G
361 The Development of Poetry: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U/G
545 Studies in the History of Literary Criticism: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U
547 Studies in Theory and Criticism: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U
Greek 103 Introduction to Classical Greek I
4 U
104 Introduction to Classical Greek II
4 U
199 Independent Study
1-3 U
205 Intermediate Greek
3 U
304 Plato
3 U
372 The New Testament
1-2 U/G
501 Readings in Classical Greek Prose: (Subtitle)
3 U/G
502 Readings in Ancient Greek Poetry: (Subtitle)
3 U/G
699 Directed Reading
1-3 U
Hebrew Studies 105 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I
4 U
106 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II
4 U
131 Introduction to Biblical Studies
3 U
201 Third-Semester Hebrew
3 U
202 Fourth-Semester Hebrew
3 U
205 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I
3 U
206 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II
3 U
231 Survey of the Books of the Old Testament in Translation
3 U
232 Survey of the Literature of the Post-Biblical Period
3 U
235 The Dead Sea Scrolls in Translation
3 U
236 Survey of the Literature of the Ancient Near East and the Bible
3 U
249 History of Jewish Civilization: Biblical Period
3 U
250 History of Jewish Civilization: The Greek and Roman Periods
3 U
274 Ancient Egyptian Civilization
3 U
305 Advanced Hebrew I
3 U
306 Advanced Hebrew II
3 U
331 Topics in Biblical Literature: (subtitled)
3 U
332 Women in the Bible
3 U
381 Honors Seminar: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U
411 Old Testament Texts: (subtitled)
3 U/G
413 Literary Analysis of Biblical Narrative
3 U/G
415 Survey of Hebrew Poetry
3 U/G
420 Introductory Aramaic - Biblical
3 U/G
451 Biblical Archeology
3 U
470 Readings in Rabinnic Literature: (subtitled)
3 U
471 Introduction to the Midrash: (subtitled)
3 U/G
472 Introduction to the Midrash: (subtitled)
3 U/G
474 Introduction to the Mishna
3 U/G
475 Introduction to the Targum
3 U/G
476 Introduction to the Targum
3 U/G
699 Independent Study: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-3 U
History 192 Freshman Seminar: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U
199 Independent Study: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-3 U
201 The Ancient World: The Near East and Greece
3 U
202 The Ancient World: The Roman Republic and Empire
3 U
203 The History of Medieval Europe: The Early Middle Ages
3 U
274 Ancient Egyptian Civilization
3 U
280 Islamic Civilization: The Formative Period, ca. 500-1258
3 U
296 UROP Apprenticeship (w/appropriate content)
1-3 U
297 Study Abroad: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-12 U
301 History of Christianity East and West: to 1500
3 U/G
303 A History of Greek Civilization: The Greek City-State
3 U/G
304 A History of Greek Civilization: The Age of Alexander the Great
3 U/G
307 A History of Rome: The Republic
3 U/G
308 A History of Rome: The Empire
3 U/G
370 Topics in the History of Religious Thought: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U/G
371 Topics in European History (w/appropriate subtitle)
3 U/G
398 Honors Seminar: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3H U
399 Honors Seminar: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3H U
497 Study Abroad: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-12 U
699 Independent Reading: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-6 U
Latin 103 Elementary Latin I
4 U
104 Elementary Latin II
4 U
150 Intensive Latin
4 U
199 Independent Study
1-3 U
201 Intermediate Latin
3 U
203 Cicero's Orations
3 U
310 Introduction to College Latin I
3 U
311 Introduction to College Latin II
3 U
501 Readings in Latin Prose: (Subtitle)
3 U/G
502 Readings in Latin Poetry: (Subtitle)
3 U/G
508 Latin Prose Composition
3 U/G
699 Directed Reading
1-3 U
Linguistics 211 Power of Words: Building a Copious Vocabulary
3 U
Philosophy 199 Independent Study: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-3 U
297 Study Abroad: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-12 U
381 Honors Seminar: (w/appropriate subtitle)
3H U
430 History of Ancient Philosophy
3 U/G
450 Plato
3 U/G
451 Aristotle
3 U/G
452 Special Topics in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: (Subtitle)
3 U/G
497 Study Abroad: (w/appropriate subtitle)
1-12 U
699 Independent Work: (w/appropriate subtitle)
2-3 U
Political Science 281 Classics of Political Theory
3 U