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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


Classics - Classical Studies; Greek; Latin

Chair: P. Christesen

 

Professors P. Christesen, M. Graver, R. Stewart, R. Ulrich, L. Whaley; Associate Professors H. Tell; Assistant Professors P. Glauthier, J. Hruby, M. Lurie; Senior Lecturer: T. Pulju; Visiting Lecturers: M. Kramer-Hajos; Post-Doctoral Fellow: S. Lye; Affiliated Faculty: Professor I. Kacandes; Associate Professor M. Otter; Emeriti Professors: E. Bradley, N. Doenges, J. Rutter, W. Scott, J. Tatum, M. Williamson.

 

Additional information regarding the Classics Department can be found at the World Wide Web location classics.dartmouth.edu/

To view Classical Studies courses, click here

To view Greek courses, click here.

To view Latin courses, click here.

Prior to the Class of 2019:

Requirements for the Major in Classical Languages and Literatures

  1. Any six language courses in Greek and/or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11).
  2. Two courses distributed as follows: one course selected from CLST 2 through CLST 5; one course selected from CLST 14 through CLST 26.
  3. Two additional courses selected from: any Classical Studies numbered 2 or higher; any course in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11); ARTH 21, ARTH 22, ARTH 25, COLT 10, PHIL 11.
  4. Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement (description following all major and minor requirement listings).

Requirements for the Modified Major in Classical Languages and Literatures

  1. Any five courses in Greek and/or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11).
  2. Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement (description following all major and minor requirement listings).

Requirements for the Minor in Classical Languages and Literatures

 

  1. Any four courses in Greek and/or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11).
  2. One course selected from: CLST 2 through CLST 5, CLST 29 through CLST 31; any course in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11); COLT 10's, PHIL 11.
  3. One course in ancient history or archaeology selected from CLST 14 through CLST 26.

Requirements for the Major in Ancient History

 

Prerequisite: GRK 10 or LAT 10, or equivalent.

Requirements:

  1. CLST 14 and CLST 17.
  2. Three additional courses in ancient history selected from: CLST 11's, CLST 15, CLST 18, CLST 29 (if written on an historical topic), and CLST 31.
  3. CLST 19.
  4. Two Greek or Latin courses numbered 20 or higher.
  5. Two additional courses selected from: courses in Ancient History listed under (2) above; courses in Classical Archaeology (CLST 6, CLST 20 through CLST 26); courses in Greek or Latin numbered 20 or higher; CLST 3.
  6. Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement (description following all major and minor requirement listings).

One related course from outside the Classics Department may, with departmental approval, serve in partial satisfaction of this requirement (for example, a thematically appropriate offering of HIST 95 ).

Requirements for the Minor in Ancient History

  1. Four courses in ancient history selected from CLST 11's, CLST 14, CLST 15, CLST 17 through CLST 19.
  2. Two courses in Classical archaeology selected from CLST 6, CLST 20 through CLST 26.
  3. One additional course selected from: ancient history (listed in 1 above); Classical archaeology (listed in 2 above); courses in Greek and Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11); CLST 2 through CLST 5 or CLST 12.

Participation in either of the Classics Department’s Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above seven courses, one in archaeology and one in ancient history (CLST 30's and CLST 31 respectively).

Requirements for the Major in Classical Archaeology

 

Prerequisite: CLST 6, GRK 3 or LAT 3, or equivalent.

Requirements:

  1. One course in ancient history selected from CLST 14, CLST 15, CLST 17, CLST 18, or CLST 19.
  2. Three courses in Classical Archaeology selected from CLST 20 through CLST 26.
  3. Two courses from the Greek or Roman Foreign Study Programs (CLST 29, CLST 30's, CLST 31).
  4. Two courses in ancient Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11).
  5. Two additional courses selected from: all remaining Classical Studies offerings, CLST 2 or higher; courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11); ARTH 20, ARTH 21, ARTH 22, or ARTH 25.
  6. Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement (description following all major and minor requirement listings).

Requirements for the Modified Major in Classical Archaeology

 

 

 

Prerequisite: GRK 10 or LAT 10, or equivalent.

Requirements:

  1. Four courses selected from CLST 20 through CLST 26.
  2. One course in ancient history selected from CLST 14, CLST 15, CLST 17, CLST 18, or CLST 19.
  3. One additional course selected from: all remaining Classical Studies offerings, CLST 2 or higher; courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11).

 Participation in either of the Department’s two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above six courses, one in archaeology and one in history (CLST 30's and CLST 31 respectively).

Requirements for the Minor in Classical Archaeology

 

 

Prerequisite: CLST 6.

Requirements:

  1. Two courses in ancient history selected from CLST 11, CLST 14, CLST 15, CLST 17, CLST 18, or CLST 19.
  2. Four courses in Classical archaeology: two in Greek archaeology (CLST 20 through CLST 23) and two in Roman archaeology (CLST 24-26).

Participation in either of the Department’s two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above six courses, one in archaeology and one in history (CLST 30's and CLST 31 respectively).

Requirements for the Major in Classical Studies

 

 

Prerequisite: Two courses selected from CLST 1, CLST 4, CLST 6; LAT 3; GRK 3.

Requirements:

  1. Two courses in ancient history selected from CLST 11, CLST 14, CLST 15, CLST 17, CLST 18, CLST 19 and CLST 31.
  2. Two courses in Classical archaeology selected from CLST 20 through CLST 26; CLST 30's.
  3. Two courses in classical languages and literature selected from CLST 2 through CLST 5, CLST 10's, and CLST 12, exclusive of the courses selected prerequisites; courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11).
  4. Two additional courses selected from: all remaining Classical Studies offerings, courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11); ARTH 20, ARTH 21, ARTH 22, or ARTH 25; COLT 10's (when the content of the course focuses on Classical literature); PHIL 11
  5. Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement (description following all major and minor requirement listings).

No more than two courses from a Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the major (four courses can be counted by participation on both the Greek and Rome FSP programs).

Requirements for the Minor in Classical Studies

 

 

 

Prerequisite: One course selected from CLST 1 through CLST 5; LAT 3; GRK 3.

Requirements:

  1. Two courses in ancient history selected from CLST 11's, CLST 14, CLST 15, CLST 17, CLST 18, CLST 19 and CLST 31
  2. Two courses in Classical archaeology (CLST 20 through CLST 26; CLST 30's).
  3. Two courses in Classical languages and literature selected from: CLST 2 through CLST 5, CLST 10's, exclusive of the course selected as a prerequisite; courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding GRK 11).

Participation in either of the Department’s two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the courses listed above, one in archaeology and one in history (CLST 30's and CLST 31 respectively).

Beginning with the Class of 2019

Requirements for the Major in Classical Languages and Literature

 

 

  • Any six courses in Greek and/or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11). These courses enhance students' knowledge of the corpus of ancient Greek and Latin texts, familiarize them with advanced methodologies of literary analysis, and build their research skills. Greek 30, and Latin 22, 24, 26, 30 are topics courses that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Two courses distributed as follows:
    • One course selected from Classical Studies 2-5, 10. This course helps establish a general knowledge of languages, literature, and systems of thought in ancient Greece and Rome and introduces students to the methodologies used in studying that subject matter.
    • One course selected from Classical Studies 6, 11, 12, 14-26. This course helps establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and material culture and introduces students to historical and archaeological methodologies.
  • Two additional courses selected from: any Classical Studies course numbered 2 or higher (except CLST 7); any course in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11); Art History 11.01, 11.02, 12.01; courses in Comparative Literature numbered 10 or higher (when the content of the course focuses on Classical literature); Philosophy 11.
  • Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement.

    Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the courses listed above (under the heading of “two additional courses”).

Requirements for the Modified Major in Classical Languages and Literatures

 

  • Any five courses in Greek and/or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11). These courses enhance students' knowledge of the corpus of ancient Greek and Latin texts, familiarize them with advanced methodologies of literary analysis, and build their research skills. Greek 30, and Latin 22, 24, 26, 30 are topics courses that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • One course selected from CLST 2-5, 10; Philosophy 11. This course helps establish a general knowledge of languages, literature, and systems of thought in ancient Greece and Rome and introduces students to the methodologies used in studying that subject matter.
  • Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement.

A modified major in Classical Languages and Literature consists of the courses listed above AND five additional courses taken in one or more other departments or programs. All modified majors must be planned as a coherent whole. Students must submit a written statement to the Classics Department explaining their rationale for the courses selected for the modified major, and that statement must be approved by the Department.

 

Requirements for the Minor in Classical Languages and Literatures

  • Any four courses in Greek and/or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11). These courses enhance students' knowledge of the corpus of ancient Greek and Latin texts, familiarize them with advanced methodologies of literary analysis, and build their research skills. Greek 30, and Latin 22, 24, 26, 30 are topics courses that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • One course selected from: Classical Studies 2-5, 10; any course in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11); Philosophy 11. This course helps establish a general knowledge of languages, literature, and systems of thought in ancient Greece and Rome and introduces students to the methodologies used in studying that subject matter.
  • One course selected from Classical Studies 6, 11, 12, 14-26, 30, 31. This course helps establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and material culture and introduces students to historical and archaeological methodologies.

    Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for one of the courses listed above (under the heading of “one course selected from Classical Studies 6, 11, 12, 14-26, 30, 31”).

Requirements for the Major in Ancient History

  • Two survey courses that establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history: one selected from CLST 14-15 and one selected from CLST 17-18.
  • Three additional ancient history courses selected from all remaining relevant offerings: CLST 11, 14-15, 17-18, 31. CLST 11 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered. Students are encouraged to explore modes of historical analysis with varied foci, e.g., gender, slavery, law, sports, regional histories.
  • CLST 19, to introduce students to advanced historical methodologies as well as to how research is designed and carried out.
  • CLST 6, to provide an overview of the chronology and geography of the Classical world and to introduce students to the methodologies of archaeology.
  • One course, to be chosen in consultation with the major advisor, that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by ancient historians. Such courses are offered by departments such as Anthropology, Classics, Comparative Literature, and History.
  • Two Greek or Latin courses numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11). Greek 30, and Latin 22, 24, 26, 30 are topics courses that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement.

Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above courses, one under the heading of additional ancient history courses (CLST 31) and one under the heading of a course that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by practicing ancient historians (CLST 30). No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the major. (Three courses can be counted by participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs, two under the heading of additional ancient history courses and one under the heading of a course that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by practicing ancient historians.)

 

Requirements for the Modified Major in Ancient History

  • Two survey courses that establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history: one selected from CLST 14-15 and one selected from CLST 17-18.
  • One additional ancient history course selected from all remaining relevant offerings: CLST 11, 14-15, 17-18, 31.
  • CLST 19, to introduce students to advanced historical methodologies as well as to how research is designed and carried out.
  • One course, to be chosen in consultation with the major advisor, that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by ancient historians. Such courses are offered by departments such as Anthropology, Classics, Comparative Literature, and History.
  • One Greek or Latin course numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11).
  • Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement.

Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the  courses listed above, one under the heading of an additional ancient history course (CLST 31) and one under the heading of a course that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by practicing ancient historians (CLST 30). No more than two courses from Classics Foreign Study Programs (regardless of whether a student participates in one or both) may count towards the modified major.

A modified major in Ancient History consists of the courses listed above AND five additional courses taken in one or more other departments or programs. All modified majors must be planned as a coherent whole. Students must submit a written statement to the Classics Department explaining their rationale for the courses selected for the modified major, and that statement must be approved by the Department.

Requirements for the Minor in Ancient History

  • Two survey courses that establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history: one selected from CLST 14-15 and one selected from CLST 17-18.
  • Two additional ancient history courses selected from all remaining relevant offerings: CLST 11, 14-15, 17-18, 31. CLST 11 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered. Students are encouraged to explore modes of historical analysis with varied foci, e.g., gender, slavery, law, sports, regional histories.
  • CLST 19, to introduce students to advanced historical methodologies as well as to how research is designed and carried out.
  • CLST 6, to provide an overview of the chronology and geography of the Classical world and to introduce students to the methodologies of archaeology.
  • One course, to be chosen in consultation with the major advisor, that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by ancient historians. Such courses are offered by departments such as Anthropology, Classics, Comparative Literature, and History.

Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the  courses listed above, one under the heading of additional ancient history courses (CLST 31) and one under the heading of a course that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by practicing ancient historians (CLST 30). No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the minor. (Three courses can be counted by participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs, two under the heading of additional ancient history courses and one under the heading of a course that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by practicing ancient historians.)

 

Requirements for the Major in Classical Archaeology

Prerequisite: CLST 6, to provide an overview of the chronology and geography of the Classical world and to introduce students to the methodologies of archaeology.

Requirements:

  • Three courses in Classical archaeology selected from CLST 12, 20-26. Students are encouraged to study the archaeology of both Greece and Rome. CLST 12 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • One course in ancient history, selected from CLST 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19. This course helps establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and introduces students to historical methodologies.
  • Two courses from the Greece or Rome Foreign Study Programs (CLST 30, 31).
  • Two courses in ancient Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11). Greek 30, and Latin 22, 24, 26, 30 are topics courses that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Two additional courses, to be chosen in consultation with the major advisor, that can develop skills and methodologies useful to and employed by Classical archaeologists, selected from Classical Studies offerings numbered 2 or higher (except CLST 7); courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11); Art History 11.01, 11.02, 12.01.
  • Completion of Culminating Experience requirement.

No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the major. (Four courses can be counted from participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs.)

Requirements for the Modified Major in Classical Archaeology

Prerequisite: CLST 6, to provide an overview of the chronology and geography of the Classical world and to introduce students to the methodologies of archaeology.

Requirements:

  • Three courses in Classical archaeology selected from CLST 12, 20-26, 30. Students are encouraged to study the archaeology of both Greece and Rome. CLST 12 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • One course in ancient history, selected from CLST 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19. This course helps establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and introduces students to historical methodologies.
  • One course in ancient Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11).
  • Completion of Culminating Experience requirement.

Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above courses, one in ancient history and one in Classical archaeology. No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the modified major. (Three courses can be counted from participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs.)

A modified major in Classical Archaeology consists of the courses listed above AND five additional courses taken in one or more other departments or programs. All modified majors must be planned as a coherent whole. Students must submit a written statement to the Classics Department explaining their rationale for the courses selected for the modified major, and that statement must be approved by the Department.

Requirements for the Minor in Classical Archaeology

Prerequisite: CLST 6, to provide an overview of the chronology and geography of the Classical world, and to introduce students to the methodologies of archaeology.

Requirements:

  • Four courses in Classical archaeology selected from CLST 12, 20-26, 30. Students are encouraged to study the archaeology of both Greece and Rome. CLST 12 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • One course in ancient history, selected from CLST 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19. This course helps establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and introduces students to historical methodologies.

Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above courses, one in ancient history and one in Classical archaeology. No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the minor. (Three courses can be counted by participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs.)

 

Requirements for the Major in Classical Studies

 

Prerequisites: Two courses selected from Classical Studies 1, 4, 6; Latin 3; Greek 3. These courses provide an introduction to ancient Greece and Rome and the methodologies scholars employ in studying these cultures.

Requirements:

  • Two courses in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 31. These courses establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and introduce students to historical methodologies. CLST 11 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Two courses in Classical archaeology selected from Classical Studies 12, 20-26, 30. These courses establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman material culture and introduce students to archaeological methodologies. CLST 12 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Two courses in Classical literature, philosophy, and religion (exclusive of the courses identified as prerequisites), selected from Classical Studies 2-5, 10 and courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11). These courses establish a general knowledge of languages, literature, and systems of thought in ancient Greece and Rome and introduce students to the methodologies used in studying that subject matter. CLST 10, Greek 30, and Latin 22, 24, 26, 30 are topics courses that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Two additional courses selected from all remaining Classical Studies offerings (except CLST 7); courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11 ); Art History 11.01, 11.02, 12.01; courses in Comparative Literature numbered 10 or higher (when the content of the course focuses on Classical literature); Philosophy 11.
  • Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement.

Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above courses, one in ancient history and one in Classical archaeology. No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the major. (Four courses can be counted by participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs.) 

Requirements for the Modified Major in Classical Studies

Prerequisites: Two courses selected from Classical Studies 1, 4, 6; Latin 3; Greek 3. These courses provide an introduction to ancient Greece and Rome and the methodologies scholars employ in studying these cultures.

Requirements:

  • One course in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 31. This course helps establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and introduces students to historical methodologies. CLST 11 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • One course in Classical archaeology selected from Classical Studies 12, 20-26, 30. This course helps establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman material culture and introduces student to archaeological methodologies.
  • One course in Classical literature, philosophy, or religion (exclusive of the courses identified as prerequisites), selected from Classical Studies 2 - 5, 10 and courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11). This course helps establish a general knowledge of languages, literature, and systems of thought in ancient Greece and Rome and introduces students to the methodologies used in studying that subject matter.
  • One additional course selected from all remaining Classical Studies offerings (except CLST 7); and courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11); Art History 11.01, 11.02, 12.01; courses in Comparative Literature numbered 10 or higher (when the content of the course focuses on Classical literature); Philosophy 11.
  • Completion of the Culminating Experience Requirement.

Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the courses listed above, one in ancient history and one in Classical archaeology. No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the modified major. (Three courses can be counted by participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs.)

A modified major in Classical Studies consists of the courses listed above AND five additional courses taken in one or more other departments or programs. All modified majors must be planned as a coherent whole. Students must submit a written statement to the Classics Department explaining their rationale for the courses selected for the modified major, and that statement must be approved by the Department.

 

Requirements for the Minor in Classical Studies

Prerequisite: One course selected from Classical Studies 1, 4, 6; Latin 3; Greek 3. This course provides an introduction to ancient Greece and Rome and the methodologies scholars employ in studying these cultures.

Requirements:

  • Two courses in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 31. These courses establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history and introduce students to historical methodologies. CLST 11 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Two courses in Classical archaeology selected from Classical Studies 12, 20-26, 30. These courses establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman material culture and introduce students to archaeological methodologies. CLST 12 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered.
  • Two courses in Classical literature, philosophy, and religion (exclusive of the course identified as the prerequisite), selected from Classical Studies 2-5, 10; courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11); Philosophy 11. These courses establish a general knowledge of languages, literature, and systems of thought in ancient Greece and Rome and introduce students to the methodologies used in studying that subject matter.

Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above six courses, one in ancient history and one in Classical archaeology. No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the minor. (Four courses can be counted by participation in both the Greek and Rome FSP programs.)

 

 

Culminating Experience Requirement

Students majoring in the Department of Classics may fulfill their Culminating Experience requirement in one of four ways:
• Complete an Honors Project (requires prior approval from the Classics Department);
• Complete both Foreign Study Programs (Greece and Rome);
• Complete a relevant internship (for example, at the Hood Museum) during their junior or senior year AND enroll in an independent study class approved by the Classics Department that includes but is not limited to the work undertaken as part of the internship;
• Complete during their junior or senior year an additional course from among the offerings designated by the Department of Classics as appropriate for Culminating Experiences. If the course designated as a Culminating Experience does not normally require a substantial paper (c. 20-25 pages in length) or an equivalent project, the student will make arrangements with the faculty member teaching the course to produce such a paper or project as an addition to the standard requirements for the course. Such arrangements should be made no later than the end of the first week of the semester in which the Culminating Experience course is taken. If the course designated as a Culminating Experience normally requires a shorter paper or smaller project, the larger paper or project required to fulfill the Culminating Experience may, at the discretion of the instructor, replace that shorter paper or smaller project. All students must confirm their choice of culminating course with their advisor (or the Chair) not later than May 1 of their junior year; their selection is subject to final approval by the Department.

Requirements for All Modified Major Programs

 

Students wishing to design a Modified Major in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Languages and Literatures, or Classical Studies must submit a written rationale demonstrating the intellectual coherence of their proposed program. The complete proposal must be formally approved by the Department of Classics. The program must include at least five courses offered by other departments and programs in addition to the prerequisites and major courses in Classics. One of these courses in other departments may be identified as prerequisite.

 

If a student wishes to modify a major in another department with any of the majors offered by the Department of Classics (Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Languages and Literature, Classical Studies) and wishes the name of that major to be entered on his or her permanent record, the modified major program must be approved by the Department of Classics, as well as by the primary department. The modifying component, which should have demonstrable coherence with the primary major, must consist of at least five courses offered by the Department of Classics.

 

 

Study Programs Abroad

The Department of Classics sponsors two foreign study programs, one during the fall (odd numbered years) and one during the spring term (odd numbered years), each directed by a member of the faculty of the Department of Classics. Participation in either of the Department’s two Foreign Study Programs will meet major requirements, one in archaeology and one in history (CLST 30's and CLST 31, respectively).

The Greek Program

This program, while loosely based in Athens, consists for the most part of extensive field trips under the direction of a member of the Department of Classics to various parts of the ancient Greek world, including Crete, northern Greece (Macedonia and Epirus), western Turkey, and the Aegean islands. The itinerary varies from offering to offering depending upon the interests of the students and the accompanying Dartmouth faculty member. It is designed for qualified students interested in Greek archaeology, art, history, and literature. Archaeologists resident in Greece are invited to provide special tours and offer lectures about important sites or museum collections that are especially well known to them. Two weeks are set aside during the program for independent travel and research related to each student’s independent study project.

The Roman Program

By means of extensive field trips throughout the Italian peninsula (e.g., Latium, Tuscany, Campania, Umbria) students engage in a systematic investigation of the sites, monuments, and artifacts of the Etruscan, Roman, and palaeo-Christian cultures of Italy under the direction of Dartmouth faculty. The aim of the program is to develop a coherent understanding of the processes of origin and growth, conflict and change in ancient Italy. To this end, the monuments of post-Classical Italy are also examined whenever possible, so that students may begin to understand the profound and continuing influence of ancient Italic cultures upon the development of western Europe.

The curriculum embraces architecture, the visual arts, history, religion, and the basic techniques of archaeological analysis. Students learn to see and understand the Roman world in its own context through informal lectures and discussion in situ, under the open sky. The academic requirements consist of short weekly papers, oral reports, and an optional independent study project.

Senior Honors Program

 


Students eligible for the honors program in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Languages and Literatures, or Classical Studies may elect one of three projects for their senior year: a thesis, a comprehensive examination, or an honors essay and a written examination on connected subjects. They should identify their principal advisor and submit a formal proposal to the chair of the department by May 1st of their junior year for admission to the program.

Only those students who satisfactorily complete an honors program with a B+ average or better will earn Honors in their major or, in appropriate cases, High Honors. High Honors will be granted only by vote of the Department on the basis of outstanding independent work.

Students in the honors program are responsible for selecting their principal advisers from among the departmental faculty; the Department will assign a second reader to each honors student. The principal adviser will approve a reading list for the student and check his or her progress at regular intervals during the year in order to assure adequate progress towards completion of the honors program on schedule.

 

Transfer Credit for Majors

Transfer credit in Classical Studies, Greek and Latin is granted by prior arrangement to majors in the Department of Classics. Exceptions to this policy can be made only by petition to the Department.