Sample Plans of Study for Classics Concentrators

Below are four sample plans of study for the Classics Concentration for the class of 2018 onwards. There are two tracks: Classical Languages and Literatures and Classical Civilizations. The first two plans illustrate how students might fulfill the minimum requirements for the track in Classical Civilizations (#1) and the track in Classical Languages and Literatures (#2). The third plan illustrates a possible plan of study for students intending to pursue further study in Classics (#3). The final two sets of plans are for students intending to complete their Premed requirements in addition to a concentration in the Classics (#4-5), or for students thinking about law school with a foundation in the Classics (#6-7). Remember: these are only samples—many other plans of study are possible! 

Classes counted for concentration credit are in bold, General Education courses are in italics, courses that count for both are in bold italics.

Note: The courses listed here are based on recent offerings, but different courses may be offered in future years.

Plan 1: Classical Civilizations track (with no prior knowledge of Greek or Latin)

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

Expos 20

Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civilization)

Societies of the World 30 (Moctezuma’s Mexico: Then and Now)

Culture and Belief 35 (Classical Mythology)

Ethical Reasoning 38 (The Meaning of Life)

ELECTIVE

Freshman Seminar/ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Sophomore Year

Fall

Spring

Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civilization)

Classical Studies 156 (Flavian Dynasty)

Greek 1 (Intro. Greek)

Greek 2 (Intro. Greek)

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 33 (Ancient Fictions: The Ancient Novel in Context)

Science of Living Systems 20 (Psychological Science)

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 Junior Year

Fall

Spring

Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)

Classical Studies 112 (Regional Study)

Greek 3 (Into. Ancient Greek)

Greek 10 (Intro. to Ancient Greek Lit.) OR

Science of the Physical Universe 27 (Science and Cooking from Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science)

Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning 17 (Logical Reasoning)

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Senior Year

Fall

Spring

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

United States in the World 33 (Religion and Social Change)

ELECTIVE

Classical Archaeology 11 (Roman Antiquity)

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Plan 2: Classical Languages and Literatures (with some experience of Latin)

Freshman Year 

Fall

Spring

Latin Ax (Review and Reading)

Latin 10 (Intro. Latin Poetry)

Freshman Seminar

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 21 (Virgil: Poetry and Reception)

Expos 20

Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning 13 (Analyzing Politics)

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 Sophomore Year

Fall

Spring

Latin 103 (Latin Elegy)

Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civilization)

Societies of the World 30 (Moctezuma’s Mexico: Then and Now)

Latin 132 (Ciceronian Oratory)

Ethical Reasoning 21 (Moral Reasoning about Social Protest)

Science of Living Systems 17 (The Human Organism)

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 Junior Year

Fall

Spring

Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civilization)

Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)

Latin 123 (Apuleius’ Metamorphoses)

Science of the Physical Universe 30 (Life as a Planetary Phenomenon)

United States in the World 19 (American Food: A Global History)

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 Senior Year

Fall

Spring

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis) or Latin H (Introductory Latin Prose Composition)

 

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis): NB: If the Honors track is pursued through prose composition, this course is not required 

Latin 112a (History of Latin Literature I)

Classical Studies 152 (The Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece

Culture and Belief 22 (Concepts of the Hero in Classical Greek Civilization)

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Plan 3: Classical Languages and Literatures (with interest in pursuing further studies in Classics)

This plan goes well beyond the basic requirements of the track in Classical Languages and Literatures track and aims to fulfill the requirements for admission to a doctoral program in Classical Philology. Because modern languages are necessary for advanced research, it includes a year of German. This plan assumes a student with some background in Latin, but no experience of Greek. Students interested in pursuing further studies in Classics should speak with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to develop an individual plan that suits their interests

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

Latin Ax (Review and Reading)

Latin 10 (Intro. Latin Poetry)

Greek 1 (Intro. Greek)

Greek 2 (Intro. Greek)

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 33 (Ancient Fictions: The Ancient Novel in Context)

Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civilization)

Freshman Seminar/ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 Sophomore Year

Fall

Spring

Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civilization)

Culture and Belief 17 (Institutional Violence and Public Spectacle: The Case of the Roman Games)

Latin 120 (Petronius: Satyricon)

Latin 132 (Ciceronian Oratory)

Greek 3 (Intro. Greek)

Greek 10 (Intro. Ancient Greek Lit.)

History 1011 (The World of the Roman Empire) [Counted for Societies of the World]

Science of Living Systems 17 (The Human Organism)

 Junior Year

Fall

Spring

Greek 102 (Attic Orators)/Latin 129 (Latin Epigraphy)

Greek 122 (Sophocles)

Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)

Latin H (Introductory Latin Prose Composition)

United States in the World 11 (U.S. Health Care Policy)

Science of the Physical Universe 30 (Life as a Planetary Phenomenon)

ELECTIVE/German A (Beginning German – Full Year Course)

ELECTIVE/German A (Beginning German – Full Year Course)

 Senior Year

Fall

Spring

Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

Latin 112a (History of Latin Literature I)

Greek 112b (History of Greek Literature II)

Ethical Reasoning 30 (The Just World)

Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning 19 (The Logic of Numbers)

Classical Archaeology 101 (Roman Antiquity)/ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Plan 4: Classical Civilizations track (Premed)

This plan shows how students could pursue a concentration in Classical Civilizations and simultaneously fulfill their Premed requirements. Students who are interested in applying to medical school should make an appointment with the Premed advisers as soon as possible. (This plan follows the “Three-Year Plan” to apply to medical school after the Junior Year, incorporating the requirements as of July 2015.)

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

Latin 1 (Intro. Latin)

Latin 2 (Intro. Latin)

Expos 20

Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civilization)

Life Sciences 1a/A (Foundational Chemistry and Biology) [Counted for Science of Living Systems]

Physical Sciences 1 (Chemical Bonding, Energy, and Reactivity: An Intro. to the Physical Sciences) [Counted for Science of the Physical Universe]

Math 1a (Intro. to Calculus) [Counted for Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning]

Math 19b (Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Probability for the Life Sciences)

 Sophomore Year

Fall

Spring

Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civilization)

Classical Studies 165 (Medicine in the Greco-Roman World)

Latin 3 (Intro. Latin)

Latin 10 (Intro. to Latin Lit.)

Chemistry 17 (Principles of Organic Chemistry)

Chemistry 27 (Organic Chemistry of Life)

OEB 10 (Foundations of Biological Diversity)

Life Sciences 1b (An Integrated Intro. to the Life Sciences: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution)

Junior Year

Fall

Spring

Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)

Culture and Belief 17 (Institutional Violence and Public Spectacle: The Case of the Roman Games)

History 1011 (The World of the Roman Empire) [Counted for Societies of the World]

Physical Sciences 3 (Mechanics, Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion)

United States in the World 11 (U.S. Health Care Policy)

Classical Studies 112 (Regional Study)

Physical Sciences 2 (Mechanics, Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion)

ELECTIVE

 Senior Year

Fall

Spring

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 33 (Ancient Fictions: The Ancient Novel in Context)

Ethical Reasoning 24 (Bioethics)

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

Plan 5: Classical Languages and Literatures track (Premed)

This plan shows how students could pursue a concentration in Classical Languages and Literatures and simultaneously fulfill their Premed requirements. Students who are interested in applying to medical school should make an appointment with the Premed advisers as soon as possible. (This plan follows the “Three-Year Plan” to apply to medical school after the Junior Year, incorporating the requirements as of July 2015.)

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

Latin 1 (Intro. Latin)

Latin 2 (Intro. Latin)

Expos 20

Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civilization)

Life Sciences 1a/A (Foundational Chemistry and Biology) [Counted for Science of Living Systems]

Physical Sciences 1 (Chemical Bonding, Energy, and Reactivity: An Intro. to the Physical Sciences) [Counted for Science of the Physical Universe]

Math 1a (Intro. to Calculus) [Counted for Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning]

Math 19b (Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Probability for the Life Sciences)

 Sophomore Year

Fall

Spring

Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civilization)

Culture and Belief 17 (Institutional Violence and Public Spectacle: The Case of the Roman Games)

Latin 3 (Intro Latin)

Latin 10  ( Intro. to Latin Lit.)

Chemistry 17 (Principles of Organic Chemistry)

Chemistry 27 (Organic Chemistry of Life)

OEB 10 (Foundations of Biological Diversity)

Life Sciences 1b (An Integrated Intro. to the Life Sciences: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution)

Junior Year

Fall

Spring

Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)

Latin 112b (History of Latin Literature)

Latin 110 (Neronian Literature) 

Physical Sciences 3 (Mechanics, Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion)

United States in the World 11 (U.S. Health Care Policy)

ELECTIVE

Physical Sciences 2 (Mechanics, Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion)

ELECTIVE

 Senior Year

Fall

Spring

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 33 (Ancient Fictions: The Ancient Novel in Context)

Ethical Reasoning 24 (Bioethics)

History 1011 (The World of the Roman Empire) [Counted for Societies of the World]

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Plan 6: Classical Civilizations (Prelaw)

This plan shows how students could pursue a concentration in Classical Civilizations and simultaneously prepare themselves for law school. Students who are interested in applying to law school should make an appointment with the Prelaw advisors as soon as possible. (This plan follows the “Three-Year Plan” to apply to law school after the Junior Year.

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

Latin 1 (Intro. Latin)

Latin 2 (Intro. Latin)

Expos 20

Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civilization)

Freshman Seminar

ELECTIVE

Government 20 (Foundations of Comparative Politics)

Government 50 (Intro. to Political Science Research Methods) [Counted for Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning]

 

Sophomore Year

Fall

Spring

Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civilization)

Culture and Belief 17 (Institutional Violence and Public Spectacle: The Case of the Roman Games)

Latin 3 (Intro.)

Latin 10 ( Intro. to Latin Lit.)

ESPP 90X (Current Issues in U.S. Environmental Law)

ELECTIVE

Ethical Reasoning 40 (History of Human Rights)

Sociology 10 (Intro. to Sociology)

 

Junior Year

Fall

Spring

Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)

Classical Studies 165 (Medicine in the Greco-Roman World)

History 1011 (The World of the Roman Empire) [Counted for Societies of the World]

ELECTIVE

Sociology 23 (Intro. to Political Sociology)

Sociology 98CA (Culture and Criminal Justice)

ELECTIVE

Classical Studies 112 (Regional Study)

 

Senior Year

Fall

Spring

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 33 (Ancient Fictions: The Ancient Novel in Context)

Psychology 15 (Social Psychology) [Counted for Science of Living Systems]

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Plan 7: Classical Languages and Literatures (Prelaw)

 

 

This plan shows how students could pursue a concentration in Classical Languages and Literatures and simultaneously prepare themselves for law school. Students who are interested in applying to law school should make an appointment with the Prelaw advisors as soon as possible. (This plan follows the “Three-Year Plan” to apply to law school after the Junior Year.)

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

Latin 1 (Intro. Latin)

Latin 2 (Intro. Latin)

Expos 20

Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civilization)

Freshman Seminar

ELECTIVE

Government 20 (Foundations of Comparative Politics)

Government 50 (Intro. to Political Science Research Methods) [Counted for Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning]

 

Sophomore Year

Fall

Spring

Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civilization)

Culture and Belief 17 (Institutional Violence and Public Spectacle: The Case of the Roman Games)

Latin 3 (Intro. Latin)

Latin 10 ( Intro. to Latin Lit.)

ESPP 90X (Current Issues in U.S. Environmental Law)

ELECTIVE

Ethical Reasoning 40 (History of Human Rights)

Sociology 10 (Intro. to Sociology)

 

 

Junior Year

Fall

Spring

Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)

Latin 112b

Latin 110 (Neronian Literature)

ELECTIVE

Sociology 23 (Intro. to Political Sociology)

Sociology 98CA (Culture and Criminal Justice)

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Senior Year

Fall

Spring

Elective

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

ELECTIVE

For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 33 (Ancient Fictions: The Ancient Novel in Context)

Psychology 15 (Social Psychology) [Counted for Science of Living Systems]

History 1011 (The World of the Roman Empire) [Counted for Societies of the World]

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE