Faculty: L. Day (chair), J. Day, J. Hartnett, D. Kubiak
The Classics Department offers students two approaches to the study of the ancient world. First, students can emphasize the study of Greek or Latin language and literature. Second, students can explore Greece and Rome in non-language courses falling into the broad categories of ancient literature, ancient history, and art & archaeology. If students wish to pursue their studies of ancient world more deeply, they can major or minor in any of three areas, Latin, Greek, and classical civilization, according to the schemes described below.
Courses in the Classics Department seek to help students to
(in Latin and Greek courses)
(in all courses)
A major concentration in Greek will normally consist of at least six Greek courses beyond the elementary (101, 102) level plus Greek 400. Majors in Greek should also consider taking some of the following related courses: History 211, 310 (when applicable), Classics 101, 102, 103, 105, 211/311, 212/312, 213/313 (when applicable), Philosophy 140, 249 (when applicable), Political Science 330 (when applicable), Rhetoric 320.
Requirements for the Greek minor: Four courses beyond the Greek 101, 102 level.
A major concentration in Latin will normally consist of eight Latin courses beyond the elementary (101,102) level plus Latin 400. All majors in Latin should also consider choosing some of the following related courses: History 212, 310 (when applicable), Classics 104, 106, 211/311, 212/312, 213/313 (when applicable), Rhetoric 320.
Requirements for the Latin minor: Four courses beyond the Latin 101,102 level.
A major in Classical Civilization emphasizes the study of Greek and Roman civilizations and requires appreciably less work in language. Students choosing this major might focus on Art and Archaeology, Ancient History, Greek and Roman Literature, or Philosophy. Requirements for the major are: 1) eight courses, at least two of which require a prerequisite; 2) Classics 400; 3) Latin 101,102 or Greek 101,102 or the equivalent. Greek or Latin courses beyond the 102 level may count as part of the 8 courses; Greek or Latin 102 may count toward the major only if it is the second classical language. Courses in ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Ancient Rhetoric (RHE 320) and Ancient Political Theory (PSC 330) (when applicable) may also count toward the major.
Requirements for the minor are: Five courses, at least one of which requires a prerequisite. Minors in Classics should consult with the department chair as soon as possible to discuss the coherence of their minor. Greek or Latin courses at the 102 level and above also count toward the minor.
Comprehensive Examinations in the Classics Department examine students in one of the three areas (Classical Civilization, Latin, or Greek) in which he chooses to major within the department. The examinations are made up by the department after consulting the range of courses the student presents for his major and test both general knowledge in the area he chooses and specific knowledge over the selection of the courses he presents.
An Area of Concentration and High School Teaching licensure in this discipline is awarded by the Teacher Education Program. For licensure information please see the Indiana Teacher Licensing Requirements for Adolescent and Young Adult License section and for information on this specific discipline see the Content Area Course Requirements for Teaching at the Adolescent and Young Adult Licensure Level section.