Language Citation

Study of a foreign language to an advanced level at Harvard may be acknowledged by a language citation. The awarding of a citation is noted on a student's transcript and a printed version is issued along with the diploma at Commencement. The requirements are detailed in the Handbook for Students.

The Department of the Classics offers citations in Latin (including medieval), Greek (ancient and/or medieval), and modern Greek.

Requirements for language citations

Latin

Four half-courses chosen from the following: Latin 2x, 3, 10, 10m, H, K, or any 10-level or 100-level Latin course, including those in Medieval Latin. Two of these half-courses must be at the 100-level (H and K are considered 100-level). All courses must be passed with a letter-grade of B- or above.

Greek

Four half-courses chosen from the following: Greek 2x, 3, 10, 10m, H, K, or any 10-level or 100-level Latin course, including those in Medieval Greek. Two of these half-courses must be at the 100-level (H and K are considered 100-level). All courses must be passed with a letter-grade of B- or above.

Modern Greek

Four half-courses (or equivalent) chosen from the following: Modern Greek B (a full course), 100, or any other 100-level course in which the reading is done in modern Greek. Two of these half-courses must be at the 100-level. All courses must be passed with a letter-grade of B- or above.

Other advanced courses or courses taken out of residence for Harvard degree credit may be substituted for one or more of the above with the permission of the Preceptor in the Classics, Dr. Ivy Livingston livings@g.harvard.edu or the Preceptor in Modern Greek, Dr. Calliopi Dourou dourou@fas.harvard.edu.