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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Classical Civilization Major (B.A.)


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Major code BA5214

College of Arts and Sciences 
Classics and World Religions Department  
Ellis Hall 210
Phone: 740.597.2100
Fax: 740.597.2146
classics@ohio.edu
http://www.classics.ohiou.edu

Neil Bernstein, contact person
bernsten@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The classical civilization major equips our students to understand the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean through their languages, literature, art, and archaeology. The study of the classical world is of continuing value because we gain a deeper perspective on basic human questions such as the nature of love, family, war, community, and religious experience, through the eyes of these ancient peoples. Students learn to analyze the evidence from archaeology and literature, and apply the patterns they recognize to the modern world. Classical civilization students are encouraged to take Latin or Greek to fulfill the language requirement, to learn how to think like an ancient Greek or Roman, and so understand these cultures from the inside. Many of our classical civilization majors are also majors in English, history, and anthropology. Classical civilization majors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher can complete a departmental honors thesis in one or two terms for 3-6 credit hours in addition to the regular requirements for the major. Preapproved application and interview required.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Classical civilization graduates can apply skills in research, analysis and critical thinking, and familiarity with humanities to many jobs and professional programs. Our students have gone on to graduate programs in classics, archaeology, and museum studies, and have made careers in law, business, art gallery curatorship, contract archaeology, nonprofit organizations, and heritage tourism, among others. Potential employers include, but are not limited to, historical societies, libraries, the state and local government, retailers and consulting firms, institutions of higher education, etc.

Students can also browse through dozens of internship opportunities and full-time job postings for Ohio University students and alumni on Bobcat CareerLink, OHIO’s key resource for researching jobs, employers, and workshops and events for professional development.

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Classical Civilization Major Requirements


 Complete 26 semester credit hours of classics and world religions coursework, including all the requirements below.

2000-Level Core Courses


Complete three of the following courses in Greek and Roman civilization and archaeology:

2000-Level Core Elective


Complete 3 hours in any 2000-level CLAR or CLAS course (not CLAS 2110).

3000/4000-Level Electives


Complete a minimum of 12 hours from any 3000- or 4000-level CLAR, CLAS, GK, or LAT courses. In addition, CLWR 3310 , CLWR 3320 , HIST 3291 , HIST 3292 , GK 2120 , and LAT 2120  will count in this area.

Colloquium in Classics and World Religions


Complete 2 hours of CLAS 3800.

Extradepartmental Electives


Complete 6 hours from the following courses, or choose in consultation with your advisor:

A&S Language Requirement - B.A.


Students are encouraged to complete the A&S language requirement by studying Greek or Latin, but may fulfill it with study of any language (although certain languages do not meet the A&S requirement). It is recommended students complete either the Greek or Latin two-year language sequence.

Latin Two-Year Sequence


Complete the following courses:

Greek Two-Year Sequence


Complete the following courses:

Senior Honors Thesis


Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will have the option of researching and writing a senior honors thesis.

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