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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Classics Major (B.A. in Classics) [offered through Honors Tutorial College]


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Major Code BA1932

Honors Tutorial College  
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2723
Fax: 740.593.9521
honors.college@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/honors

Ruth Palmer, director of studies/contact person
palmerr@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The tutorial program in Classics provides highly motivated students with the opportunity to gain the linguistic and archaeological expertise to study Greek and Roman antiquity.  Students may choose from classical civilization or classical language and literature tracks, honing their skills with one-on-one study in tutorials combined with classwork. The program is designed to prepare students for graduate level study. Students will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics from the Honors Tutorial College.

Tutorials

Students will complete eight tutorial courses, one per semester; the first six are tied to regular Classics courses in Greek and Roman civilization, archaeology, history and Latin and Greek language offered each semester. The object of the weekly tutorials is to enrich the student’s understanding of the topics and issues raised in the regular course and to focus attention on areas of particular interest to the student. The two tutorials in the last year are devoted to the senior thesis. By the end of spring semester in the third year, each student will begin to develop a thesis topic, choose an advisor and work on a thesis prospectus.

Non-Tutorial Coursework

The program also includes non-tutorial courses in Latin and Greek, Classical archaeology, civilization and history. All Classics HTC students are required to take part in a Study Abroad program of their choosing, which can be philological or archaeological in nature. Students must also complete the university freshman and junior English composition requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The qualities of research, critical thinking, synthesis and effective writing developed in our program are applicable to many careers besides graduate programs in classics. Graduates from our Classics HTC program have completed graduate programs in classical languages and archeology, anthropology, divinity school, rhetoric, education and law school. Several have served in Teach for America before starting graduate school.

Admission Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Applicants should be in the upper 10 percent of their high school class and should have at least a 1300 combined SAT score or 30 ACT composite. (This requirement may be modified in unusual circumstances.) Two recommendations from teachers must be submitted with the application. Students applying for the Honors Tutorial College should submit materials by the December 1st priority deadline. Admission interviews take place in early January.

Transfer Admission

Applicants in their first year of college seeking to transfer into the Classics program should apply by the December 1 priority date. Interested students should contact the HTC office at 740-593-2723.

Requirements

HTC Grade Requirements


Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher overall.

University English Composition Requirement


Complete one First-Year Composition course (1E) and one Junior Composition course (1J).

HTC Seminar


First-year students must complete the following course:

Transfer students


Transfer students may substitute an HC special topics seminar for their HC 2500 requirement.

Tutorials


Complete the following tutorials:

Senior Honors Tutorial Thesis


Complete the following tutorials focusing on the development and completion of a thesis.

HTC Thesis Requirement


Approval of a completed thesis or professional project by the advisor, director of studies, and Dean of the College.

Classical Civilization Area of Concentration


Language Requirement


Complete either the Greek or Latin 2-year language sequence.

Greek Two-Year Sequence


Complete the following courses:

Latin Two-Year Sequence


Complete the following courses:

Classical Civilization Survey


Complete 6 hours of CLAS courses at 2000-level or above (not CLAS 3800); and one of which must be from the following courses:

Classical Archaeology Survey


Complete 3 hours from the following courses:

Advanced Archaeology


 Complete 3 hours from any 3000-level CLAR course.

Ancient History


Complete 3 hours from one of the following courses or another approved history course.

Colloquim in Classics and World Religions


Complete 2 hours of CLAS 3800.

Classics Electives


Complete an additional 6 hours at the 2000-level or above in CLAR, CLAS, GK, LAT, and/or HIST 3291 and 3292, other than the ancient language of specialization.

Classical Languages Area of Specialization


Language Requirement


Complete both the Greek and Latin 2-year language sequences.

Greek Two-Year Sequence


Complete the following courses:

Latin Two-Year Sequence


Complete the following courses:

Upper Level Language


Select either Greek or Latin as your language of specialization and complete 3 hours from one of the following courses:

Classical Civilization Survey


Complete 3 hours from the following courses:

Classical Archaeology Survey


Complete 3 hours from the following courses:

Colloquim in Classics and World Religions


Complete 2 hours of CLAS 3800.

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