B.A. degree program in classics
HEGIS code 1504
NYS SED program code 02049

Program/Department Advisers

Please contact the department for information on academic advisers and office hours.

 

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Department requirements (29-37 credits)
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Classics is a writing-intensive major.
Students who have studied Greek or Latin before coming to Brooklyn College may receive a waiver of some of these requirements from the chairperson.

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Option I: Concentration in Ancient History
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The Ancient History concentration is for students with an interest in the history of classical antiquity who may want to pursue such study in graduate school. It is also an excellent choice for students interested in law, politics, or business.

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Degree Requirements
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Greek 2001, and 2002, and 3011; or Greek 2019. or Latin 2101, and 2102 and 3111; or Latin 2119.;

With the permission of the chairperson, students who have studied Greek or Latin before coming to Brooklyn College may substitute more advanced Greek or Latin classes for these introductory courses. A minimum of nine credits in Greek and Latin are required for this concentration.

History 3010 or 3020;
Two of the following: Classics 3200, 3230, 3231, 3232, 3220, 3222, 3233, 3240, 3221, 3223, 3224, 3234, 3235; Any Latin course numbered above 3111 or any Greek course numbered above 3011 can be substituted for one of these courses.
Three of the following: Classics 4010; 4011; 4012; 4020; 4021; 4030; 4032; 4040; 5100.
Capstone Seminar: Classics 4900.

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Option II: Concentration in Classical Languages
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The Language concentration is specially designed for students who wish to attend graduate school in classics, linguistics, or philosophy. It is also an excellent choice for those who plan to teach languages in high school, and for those who will pursue law or computer studies.

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Degree requirements
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Greek 2001, and 2002, and 3011; or Greek 2019. and Latin 2101, and 2102 and 3111; or Latin 2119;

With the permission of the chairperson, students who have studied Greek or Latin before coming to Brooklyn College may substitute more advanced Greek, Latin or Classics classes for these introductory courses. A minimum of 18 credits in Greek and Latin are required for this concentration.

Four of the following: Greek 3012, 4031, 4032, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4070, 4044; Latin 3112, 4133, 4151, 4170, 4131, 4132, 4141, 4134, 4142, or Greek 4060, or Latin 4160;
And an additional two of the following: Greek 3012, 4031, 4032, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4070, 4044; Latin 3112, 4131, 4132, 4133, 4134, 4141, 4142, 4151, 4170;
Two of these courses must be numbered 4000 or above. Greek 3012 is not open to students who have completed Greek 2019. Latin 3112 is not open to students who have completed Latin 2119;

One of the following: Classics 3200, 3230, 3210, 3211, 3231, 3212, 3232, 3220, 3222, 3233, 3240, 3221, 3223, 3224, 3234, 3235;
One of the following: Classics 4010; 4011; 4012; 4020; 4021; 4030; 4032; 4040; 5100.
Capstone Seminar: Classics 4900.

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Option III: Concentration in Classical Literature
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The Literature concentration is for students who want to enter professional fields such as law, medicine, business, communications, etc. This is a good choice for students interested in a double major. Not intended for students planning to pursue graduate study in Classics.

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Degree requirements
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Greek 2001, and 2002, and 3011; or Greek 2019; or Latin 2101, and 2102 and 3111; or Latin 2119;

With the permission of the chairperson, students who have studied Greek or Latin before coming to Brooklyn College may substitute more advanced Greek or Latin classes for these introductory courses. A minimum of nine credits in Greek and Latin are required for this concentration.

Four of the following: Classics 3200, 3223, 3220, 3222, 3233, 3240, 3221, 3224, 3235, 3236, 5100;
A course in Latin numbered 3112 or higher, OR a course in Greek numbered 3012 or higher may be substituted for up to two of these courses. One course in ancient philosophy may be substituted for one of these courses;
One of the following: Classics 4010; 4011; 4012; 4020; 4021; 4030; 4032; 4040; 5100, 4031.
Capstone Seminar: Classics 4900.

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Option IV: Concentration in Material Cultures
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The Material Cultures concentration is intended for students who plan to go on for further study in Graeco-Roman archaeology, art history, architecture, anthropology, or museum studies. It is also an excellent choice for students interested in industries emphasizing visual skills, such as marketing and communications.

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Degree requirements
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Greek 2001, and 2002, and 3011; or Greek 2019; OR Latin 2101, and 2102 and 3111; or Latin 2119;

With the permission of the chairperson, students who have studied Greek or Latin before coming to Brooklyn College may substitute more advanced Greek or Latin classes for these introductory courses. A minimum of nine credits of Greek or Latin classes is required for this concentration.

Classics 3210;
Two of the following: Classics 3211, 3212, 3240, 4030, 4040, 5100; Art 3002, 3006, 3010;
One of the following: Classics 4010; 4011; 4012; 4020; 4021; 4030; 4032; 4040; 5100.
One of the following: Classics 3200, 3220, 3222, 3233, 3240, 3221, 3223, 3224, 3235, 5100, 3231; Latin 3112 or Greek 3012 may be substituted for this course.

Capstone Seminar: Classics 4900.