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Classics

CLASSICAL STUDIES; GREEK; LATIN

Chair: Roger B. Ulrich

Professors M. R. Graver, J. B. Rutter, R. B. Ulrich, L. J. Whaley; Associate Professors P. Christesen, R. L. Stewart, M. Williamson; Assistant Professors P. Chaudhuri, H. P. Tell; Senior Lecturer T. Pulju; Lecturers E. Faro, K. Kretler.

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

1. Any six language courses in Greek and/or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11).

2. Two courses distributed as follows: one course selected from Classical Studies 2-5; one course selected from Classical Studies 14-26.

3. Two additional courses selected from: any Classical Studies numbered 2 or higher; any course in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11); Art History 21, 22, 25, Comparative Literature 10, Philosophy 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 Greek 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 Greek 11).

2. One course selected from: Classical Studies 2-5, 29-31; any course in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11); Comparative Literature 10, Philosophy 11.

3. One course in ancient history or archaeology selected from Classical Studies 14-26.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN ANCIENT HISTORY

Prerequisite: Greek 10 or Latin 10, or equivalent.

Requirements:

1. Classical Studies 14 and 17.

2. Three additional courses in ancient history selected from: Classical Studies 11, 15, 18, 29 (if written on an historical topic), and 31.

3. Classical Studies 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 (Classical Studies 6, 20-26); courses in Greek or Latin numbered 20 or higher; Classical Studies 3 and Classical Studies 12.

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 History 95).

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN ANCIENT HISTORY

1. Four courses in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 11, 14, 15, 17-19.

2. Two courses in Classical archaeology selected from Classical Studies 6, 20-26.

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 Greek 11); Classical Studies 2-5 or Classical Studies 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 (Classical Studies 30 and 31 respectively).

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

Prerequisite: Classical Studies 6, Greek or Latin 3, or equivalent.

Requirements:

1. One course in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 14, 15, 17 or 18.

2. Three courses in Classical Archaeology selected from Classical Studies 20-26.

3. Two courses from the Greek or Roman Foreign Study Programs (Classical Studies 29, 30, 31).

4. Two courses in ancient Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11).

5. Two additional courses selected from: all remaining Classical Studies offerings; courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11); Art History 20, 21, 22, or 25.

6. Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement (description following all major and minor requirement listings).

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MODIFIED MAJOR IN CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

Prerequisite: Greek or Latin 10, or equivalent.

Requirements:

1. Four courses selected from Classical Studies 20-26.

2. One course in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 14, 15, 17, or 18.

3. Seminar: Classical Studies 29 or 87.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

Prerequisite: Classical Studies 6.

Requirements:

1. Two courses in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 11, 14, 15, 17, 18.

2. Four courses in Classical archaeology: two in Greek archaeology (Classical Studies 20-23) and two in Roman archaeology (Classical Studies 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 (Classical Studies 30 and 31 respectively).

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN CLASSICAL STUDIES

Prerequisite: Two courses selected from Classical Studies 1, 4 and 6.

Requirements:

1. One course in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 14, 15, 17 and 18.

2. Two courses in Classical archaeology selected from Classical Studies 20-26.

3. Three courses in classical literature in translation and classical civilization selected from Classical Studies 2 - 5, 10, 11 and 12, exclusive of the course selected as a prerequisite.

4. Two additional courses selected from: all remaining Classical Studies offerings, courses in Greek or Latin numbered 10 or higher (excluding Greek 11).

5. Completion of Culminating Experience Requirement (description following all major and minor requirement listings).

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN CLASSICAL STUDIES

Prerequisite: One course selected from Classical Studies 1-5.

Requirements:

1. Two courses in ancient history selected from Classical Studies 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19.

2. Two courses in Classical archaeology: one in Greek archaeology (Classical Studies 20-23) and one in Roman archaeology (Classical Studies 24-26).

3. Two courses in classical literature, mythology, and religion selected from: Classical Studies 1-4, 10 and 12, exclusive of the course selected as a prerequisite.

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 (Classical Studies 30 and 31 respectively).

CULMINATING EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

In order to complete the Culminating Experience Requirement, students must enroll in an Honors Project (or) Participate in both Foreign Study Programs (Greece and Rome) (or) enroll during their junior or senior year in one additional course from among the offerings designated by the department as appropriate for that year. In all cases the Culminating Experience will include a significant research paper or equivalent 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 Classical Languages and Literatures, Classical Archaeology, 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.

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 (Classical Studies 30 and 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 Classical Languages and Literatures, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, 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.