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Undergraduate programs

Undergraduate Advisor: Prof. Ryan Boehm| email

CLASSICAL STUDIES MAJORS

The Department of Classical Studies allows students to design major programs with broad exposure or more focused concentration in the fields of language and literature, art and archaeology, religion, and ancient history. Students may choose either language-based majors in Greek and Latin or a major in Classical Studies that is not language-based.

All major programs in the Department of Classical Studies require 30 credits of course work for students with a single major. Students with more than one major must have only 27 credits of course work for a major.

Greek or Latin courses may be used to satisfy the language proficiency requirement. However, Greek and Latin courses used to satisfy the language proficiency requirement of the School of the student's primary major may not be counted toward the major in Greek, Latin, or Classical Studies.

Students with a major in Greek, Latin, and/or Classical Studies must complete the capstone requirement. The exception is a student with more than one major who completes the capstone requirement for a major in another department within the School of Liberal Arts; in that case, the student is not required to complete the capstone requirement in the Department of Classical Studies.Ordinarily, a student can fulfill the capstone requirement by either writing an honors thesis or by successfully completing the Capstone Seminar (CLAS 4900) in the fall semester of the senior year. Students who cannot satisfy the capstone requirement by these options should consult the faculty member in the department who acts as Undergraduate Advisor.

Students interested in pursuing graduate study in Classics should consult with their departmental adviser about the undergraduate preparation needed for graduate school. (For information on the 4+1 M.A. program in Classics, see our Graduate Program page.)

Courses for each type of undergraduate major should be selected as follows:

Greek (GREK) A major in Greek consists of 30 credits in Greek, Latin, and Classics courses (27 credits if the student has a double major) including any credits taken to satisfy the capstone requirement. At least 15 credits must be in Greek, with no more than two courses at the 3000 level and at least two courses at the 4000 level. Students may select the remaining credits from among any of the Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies courses offered by the department.

Latin (LATN) A major in Latin consists of 30 credits in Greek, Latin, and Classics courses (27 credits if the student has a double major) including any credits taken to satisfy the capstone requirement. At least 15 credits must be in Latin, with no more than two courses at the 3000 level and at least two courses at the 4000 level. Students may select the remaining credits from among any of the Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies courses offered by the department.

Classical Studies (CLAS) A major in Classical Studies consists of 30 credits in Greek, Latin, and Classics courses (27 credits if the student has a double major) including any credits taken to satisfy the capstone requirement. At least two courses, not including those taken to satisfy the capstone requirement, must be at or above the 4000 level.


CLASSICAL STUDIES MINORS

Students may choose either language-based minors in Greek and Latin or a minor in Classical Studies that is not language-based. Courses should be chosen as outlined below.

Greek or Latin courses may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement. Please note that Greek and Latin courses used to satisfy the language proficiency of the School of the student's primary major may not be counted toward the minor in Greek, Latin, or Classical Studies. However, if the language proficiency requirement is satisfied in another language, all courses taken in Greek or Latin may be counted towards the minor in Classical Studies, Greek, or Latin.

Greek (GREK): A minor in Greek consists of a minimum of 15 credits. At least 9 credits must be in Greek at the 3000 and 4000 levels, with no more than 6 credits at the 3000 level. Students may select the remaining 6 credits from among the Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies courses offered by the department.

Latin (LATN): A minor in Latin consists of a minimum of 15 credits. At least 9 credits must be in Latin at the 3000 and 4000 levels, with no more than 6 credits at the 3000 level. Students may select the remaining 6 credits from among the Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies courses offered by the department

Classical Studies (CLAS): A minor in Classical Studies must include at least 15 credits in Greek, Latin, and/or Classics courses. Nine (9) credits must be at or above the 3000 level, with at least 3 credits at or above the 4000 level.


CLASSICAL STUDIES GRANTS & AWARDS

See the page on Summer funding & outside awards


SENIOR PRIZES

Each year the department recognized outstanding senior majors. In addition to Departmental Honors and Senior Scholar recognitions for those completing work in the Honors Program of the university, the department awards the following senior prizes:

The Judah Touro Medal, established in 1856, is one of the oldest academic prizes at Tulane University. It is awarded for excellence in the study of ancient history, Greek, Hebrew, or Latin.

• The George H. Terriberry Prize, was first awarded in 1924 and is named for a distinguished alumnus of Tulane University. This prize is awarded to an outstanding senior in the department.

• The Classical Studies Prize awarded for excellence in Latin, Greek, or the study of ancient history, culture or archaeology.

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