All Ancient History (Greek and Roman) joint concentrators are required to take 14 half-courses, including either Classics 99 or History 99, the senior thesis tutorial.
Concentration Requirements: Ancient History (Greek and Roman)
Classical Language Courses (4 half-courses)
Additional Coursework (8 half-courses)5. History 97.
6. Classical Studies 97a (on Greece) or 97b (on Rome).
7. Classics 98, a small group tutorial emphasizing research skills.
8. Classical Studies 112 taught in the Classics Department (for students in the Class of 2016 and later).
9. One half-course in non-Western History.
10. One half-course in modern History.
11–12. Two additional electives within Ancient History.
Senior Thesis (2 half-courses)
- Students who wish to pursue a joint concentration in Ancient History (Greek and Roman) must write a Senior Thesis, which also requires enrollment in one of two year-long Senior Thesis Seminars: either History 99 or Classics 99. Students may select either seminar.
Please Note: Two types of courses count toward Ancient History (Greek and Roman) concentration requirements:
- Courses listed on courses.my.harvard.edu under “History” and “Classics,” including cross-listed courses; and
- Courses taught in the General Education and/or Freshman Seminar Programs by full members of the History or Classics Department Faculty. Students wishing to count such courses toward their concentration requirements should request approval from the relevant Director of Undergraduate Studies.
The joint concentration also regularly accepts credit from both Study Abroad and Advanced Standing toward concentration requirements.
With the exception of certain Freshman Seminars taught by History or Classics faculty (see above), courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis may not be counted for concentration credit.