Sample Plans of Study for Classics Concentrators

Sample Plans of Study PDF

Below are four sample plans of study for the Classics Concentration for the class of 2019 onwards. There are three tracks: Classical Languages and Literatures, Classical Civilizations, and Ancient History. The first three plans illustrate how students might fulfill the minimum requirements for the track in Classical Civilizations (#1), and the track in Classical Languages and Literatures with some (#2) or extensive (#3) experience of Latin and some of Greek. Plan #4 illustrates a possible plan of study for the joint concentration in Ancient History (Greek and Roman).

The fifth and sixth plans provide templates for students seeking to fulfill their Pre-law requirements in addition to a concentration in Classical Civilizations (#5) or Classical Languages and Literatures (#6). The seventh and eighth plans show how students may complete their Pre-med requirements in addition to a concentration in Classical Civilizations (#7) or Classical Languages and Literatures (#8).

Remember: these are only samples—many other plans of study are possible! 

Plans 1-4 include General Education and Quantitative Facility courses. These are in italics; General Education courses that also count for concentration credit are in bold italics. Please note that your electives will need to meet the College Distribution requirements.

Plans 5-8 are specifically tailored to those students interested in particular careers. They include General Education courses and suggestions for electives, both those which meet the College requirements for Distribution and Quantitative Facility and those which are recommended for students completing pre-law or pre-med requirements. As in plans 1-4, General Education courses are in italics; courses that count for both General Education and concentration credit are in bold italics.

General Education, Distribution, and Quantitative Facility courses listed in the sample plans are followed by these abbreviations:

General Education
Distribution & Quantitative Facility
A&C
Aesthetics & Culture
A&H
Arts & Humanities
E&C
Ethics & Civics
S&E
Science & Engineering
HSI
Histories, Societies, Individuals
SoS
Social Sciences
STS
Science & Technology in Society
EMR
Empirical & Mathematical Reasoning
Note: The courses listed here are based on recent offerings, but different courses may be offered in future years.
 

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

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Expos 20
Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civ.)
Ethical Reasoning 38 (The Meaning of Life) [E&C]
Culture & Belief 35 (Classical Mythology) [A&C]
Freshman Seminar/ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civ.)
Classical Archaeology 11 (Roman Antiquity)
Greek 1 (Beginning Greek)
Greek 2 (Beginning Greek)
Aesthetic & Interpretive Understanding 33 
(Ancient Fictions: The Ancient Novel in Context)
Science of Living Systems 20 (Psychological Science) [STS]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)
Classical Studies 112 (Regional Study)
Greek 3 (Beginning Greek)
Greek 10 (Intermediate Greek)
ELECTIVE
Empirical & Mathematical Reasoning 17 
(Logical Reasoning) [EMR]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Senior Year
Fall
Spring
ELECTIVE
For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)
ELECTIVE
For Honors: Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)
Classical Studies 152 (The Construction of 
Gender & Sexuality in Ancient Greece)
United States in the World 42 
(The Democracy Project) [HSI]
ELECTIVE
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 (Intermediate Latin) OR
Latin 106b (Virgil: Aeneid)
Freshman Seminar/ELECTIVE
Aesthetic & Interpretive Understanding 21 
(Virgil: Poetry and Reception) [A&C]
Expos 20
Empirical & Mathematical Reasoning 13 
(Analyzing Politics) [EMR]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Latin 102 (Catullus)
Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civ.)
Ethical Reasoning 21 
(Moral Reasoning about Social Protest) [E&C]
Latin 104 (Cicero and Sallust on Catiline)
ELECTIVE
Science of Living Systems 17 
(The Human Organism) [STS]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civ.)
Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)
Societies of the World 30 
(Moctezuma’s Mexico: Then and Now) [HSI]
Latin 136 (Seneca’s Epistulae Morales)
ELECTIVE
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: Not required if the Honors track is pursued
through prose composition
Latin 112a (History of Latin Literature I)
Culture and Belief 35 (Classical Mythology)
Classical Studies 141 (Storytelling and Deceptive 
Narration at Rome and Beyond)
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
 

Plan 3: Classical Languages and Literatures (with extensive experience of Latin and some Greek)

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Latin 103 (Latin Elegy)
Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civ.)
Greek 10 (Intermediate Greek)
Greek 122 (Sophocles)
Aesthetic & Interpretive Understanding 33 
(Ancient Fictions: The Ancient Novel in Context)
[A&C]
Expos 20
Freshman Seminar/ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civ.)
Greek 110 (Plato’s Republic)
Latin 105 (The Younger Pliny)
Latin 132 (Ciceronian Oratory)
Societies of the World 41 
(Medieval Europe: History, Archaeology and 
Archaeocience) [HSI]
Science of Living Systems 17 
(The Human Organism) [STS]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Greek 107 (Thucydides)
Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)
Classical Archaeology 10 (Greek Antiquity)
Latin H (Introductory Latin Prose Composition)
ELECTIVE
Culture and Belief 35 (Classical Mythology)
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) [E&C]
Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning 19 
(The Logic of Numbers) [EMR]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
 

Plan 4: Joint Concentration in Ancient History (Greek and Roman)

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civ.)
Greek 1x (Accelerated Beginning Greek)
Expos 20
Societies of the World 13 
(Japan in Asia and the World) [HSI]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Freshman Seminar/ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
 
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
History 1011 (The World of the Roman Empire)
History 97 (Sophomore Tutorial)
Greek 2x (Accelerated Beginning Greek)
Greek 10 (Intermediate Greek) OR
Greek 110 (Plato’s Republic)
Ethical Reasoning 44 (The Theory and Practice of 
Republican Government) [E&C]
Classical Studies 135 (To the Ends of the Earth: Geography, Ethnography, and Exploration in the Ancient World)
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)
Classical Studies 112 (Regional Study)
Greek 107 (Thucydides)
History 13T (Women in Economic Life [Seminar]) 
Science of the Physical Universe 14 
(How to Build a Habitable Planet) [STS]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Senior Year
Fall
Spring
Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)
Classics 99 (Senior Honors Thesis)
Culture & Belief 22 
(The Ancient Greek Hero) [A&C]
Empirical & Mathematical Reasoning 13 (Analyzing Politics) [EMR]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
 

Classics and Pre-professional Tracks

Pre-law

Plans 5 and 6 show how students could pursue a concentration in Classical Civilizations or 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
(These plans follow the “Three-Year Plan” to apply to law school after the Junior Year.)

Pre-med

Plans 7 and 8 show how students could pursue a concentration in Classical Civilizations or Classical Languages and Literatures and simultaneously fulfill their Pre-med requirements. 
Students who are interested in applying to medical school should make an appointment with the Pre-med advisors as soon as possible
(These plans follow the “Three-Year Plan” to apply to medical school after the Junior Year.)
 

Plan 5: Classical Civilizations (Pre-law)

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Latin 1 (Beginning Latin)
Latin 2 (Beginning Latin)
Expos 20
Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civ.)
Government 20 (Foundations of Comparative Politics)
Government 50 (Introduction to Political Science Research Methods) [EMR]
Freshman Seminar/ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civ.)
Classical Studies 165 
(Ancient Greek Medicine) [A&H]
Latin 3 (Beginning Latin)
Sociology 10 (Introduction to Sociology) [SoS]
ESPP 90X (Current Issues in U.S. Environmental Law) [S&E]
Culture and Belief 17 (Institutional Violence and Public Spectacle: The Case of the Roman Games) [A&C]
Ethical Reasoning 40 
(History of Human Rights) [E&C]
ELECTIVE
Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)
Latin 10 (Intermediate Latin) OR
Latin 117 (Livy)
History 1011 
(The World of the Roman Empire) [HSI]
Classical Studies 112 (Regional Study)
Sociology 23 (Introduction 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) [STS]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
 

Plan 6: Classical Languages and Literatures (Pre-law)

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Latin 1 (Beginning Latin)
Latin 2 (Beginning Latin)
Expos 20
Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civ.)
Government 20 (Foundations of Comparative Politics)
Government 50 (Introduction to Political Science Research Methods) [EMR]
Freshman Seminar/ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civ.)
Latin 10 (Intermediate Latin)
Latin 3 (Beginning Latin)
Culture and Belief 17 (Institutional Violence and Public Spectacle: The Case of the Roman Games) [A&C]
ESPP 90X (Current Issues in U.S. Environmental Law) [S&E]
Sociology 10 (Introduction to Sociology) [SoS]
Ethical Reasoning 40 
(History of Human Rights) [E&C]
ELECTIVE
Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)
Latin 112b (History of Latin Literature II)
Latin 110 (Neronian Literature)
ELECTIVE
Sociology 23 (Introduction 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) 
[A&H]
Psychology 15 (Social Psychology) [STS]
History 1011 
(The World of the Roman Empire) [HSI]
 
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
 

Plan 7: Classical Civilizations (Pre-med)

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Latin 1 (Beginning Latin)
Latin 2 (Beginning Latin)
Expos 20
Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civ.)
Life Sciences 1a/A (Foundational Chemistry 
and Biology) [S&E]
Physical Sciences 1 (Chemical Bonding, Energy, 
and Reactivity: An Introduction to the Physical 
Sciences) [STS]
Math 1a (Introduction to Calculus) [EMR]
Math 19b (Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics for the Life Sciences)
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civ.)
Classical Studies 165 
(Ancient Greek Medicine) [A&H]
Latin 3 (Beginning Latin)
Culture and Belief 17 (Institutional Violence and 
Public Spectacle: The Case of the Roman Games) 
[A&C]
Chemistry 17 (Principles of Organic Chemistry)
Chemistry 27 (Organic Chemistry of Life)
OEB 10 (Foundations of Biological Diversity)
Life Sciences 1b (An Integrated Introduction to the 
Life Sciences: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution)
Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)
Latin 10 (Intermediate Latin) OR
Latin 117 (Livy)
History 1011 
(The World of the Roman Empire) [SoS]
ELECTIVE
United States in the World 11 
(U.S. Health Care Policy) [HSI]
Physical Sciences 3 (Mechanics, Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion)
Physical Sciences 2 (Mechanics, Elasticity, 
Fluids, and Diffusion)
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)
Ethical Reasoning 24 (Bioethics) [E&C]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
 

Plan 8: Classical Languages and Literatures (Pre-med)

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Latin 1 (Beginning Latin)
Latin 2 (Beginning Latin)
Expos 20
Classical Studies 97b (Roman Culture and Civ.)
Life Sciences 1a/A (Foundational Chemistry and Biology) [S&E]
Physical Sciences 1 (Chemical Bonding, Energy, 
and Reactivity: An Introduction to the Physical
Sciences) [STS]
Math 1a (Introduction to Calculus) [EMR]
Math 19b (Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics for the Life Sciences)
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Classical Studies 97a (Greek Culture and Civ.)
Latin 10 (Intermediate Latin)
Latin 3 (Beginning Latin)
Culture and Belief 17 (Institutional Violence and Public Spectacle: The Case of the Roman Games) [A&C]
Chemistry 17 (Principles of Organic Chemistry)
Chemistry 27 (Organic Chemistry of Life)
OEB 10 (Foundations of Biological Diversity)
Life Sciences 1b (An Integrated Introduction to the Life Sciences: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution)
Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Classics 98 (Tutorial – Junior Year)
Latin 112b
Latin 102 (Catullus)
ELECTIVE
United States in the World 11 (U.S. Health Care Policy) [HSI]
Physical Sciences 3 (Mechanics, Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion)
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) 
[A&H]
Ethical Reasoning 24 (Bioethics) [E&C]
History 1011 
(The World of the Roman Empire) [SoS]
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE