Major Requirements

The Classics Department offers four majors:

(1) Classical Humanities Option (190) 
(2) Greek Option (190 option code B)
(3) Greek and Latin Option (190 option code C)
(4) Latin Option (190 option code D)

The classical humanities option is for those who wish to pursue a general study of the history, literature, and culture of the classical world.  Those who wish to concentrate on one or both ancient languages may choose an option in ancient Greek and Latin, ancient Greek, or Latin.  All courses applied to the major must be completed with a grade of C or better. 

(1) Classical Humanities Option (190) 
The Classical Humanities major is designed to provide students a broad, basic knowledge of the history, literature, and culture of the Classical world. Beginning with the fall semester 2004, a student who pursues the classical humanities option must complete a total of 36 credits in the department.  Credits from approved classical humanities courses in other departments as specified in the undergraduate catalog may be counted among these credits.  Substitutions must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. 

The following are required of every Classical Humanities major:
a) One course in the Greek (490) or Latin (580) language at the 200-level or above;
b) At least six courses at the 300-level or above.

(2) Greek Option (190 option code B)
A student pursuing the Greek option must take 35 credits in the department, of which 26 must be in the ancient Greek language, and at least six Classics courses at the 300-level or above.

(3) Greek and Latin Option (190 option code C)
The Greek and Latin option requires 35 credits in the department, of which 29 must be in the ancient Greek and Latin languages, and at least six Classics courses at the 300-level or above. The distribution of credits between the two languages may vary, but every major must complete at least 11 credits in each.

(4) Latin Option (190 option code D)
A student who pursues the Latin option must take 35 credits in the department, of which 26 must be in the Latin language, and at least six Classics courses at the 300-level or above.

Minor Requirements

The Classics Department offers three minors:

(1) Classical Humanities Minor (190) 
(2) Latin Minor (580)
(3) Ancient Greek Minor (491)

The classical humanities minor is for those who wish to pursue a general study of the history, literature, and culture of the classical world.  Those who wish to concentrate on one of the ancient languages may choose an ancient Greek or Latin minor.  All courses applied to the minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.

(1) Classical Humanities Minor (190)
The minor in Classical Humanities requires a minimum of seven courses in the department.  Of these seven courses, at least three courses must be at the 300-level or above.  Credits from approved classical humanities courses in other departments as specified in the undergraduate catalog may be counted among these.  Substitutions must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. 

(2) Latin Minor (580)
A student pursuing a Latin minor must complete a minimum of six courses in the Latin language, including three at the 300-level or above.

(3) Ancient Greek Minor (491)
The minor in ancient Greek requires a minimum of six courses in the ancient Greek language, including three at the 300-level or above.

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Rutgers Classics Department
Academic Building, 6th floor
15 Seminary Place
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

classics@classics.rutgers.edu
(848) 932 9797