BA in Ancient Mediterranean Studies with Emphasis in Classical Humanities

Degree Program Description

The Ancient Mediterranean Studies major is a broad study of literature, covering a deep knowledge of the elements of language, grammar, and syntax, writing and reading skills, vocabulary building and experience with the foundational texts. The emphasis in Classical Humanities consists of a structured sequence of classes, all using texts in English translation, that guides students through a broad introduction to Classical literature and culture (e.g., Classical Mythology, Greek Culture, and Roman Culture) into more specialized study of some of the most important literary works and cultural traditions of the western world.  The Classical Humanities emphasis area offers a thorough course of study to any student broadly interested in ancient culture as well as a sound pre-professional education. Students completing the major will be well prepared for a variety of careers and for further study in graduate or other professional schools.

Major Program Requirements

Below are the degree requirements. These must be met in addition to college and university requirements, including University general education.

CL HUM Courses at the 1000-2000 levels6-9
CL HUM Courses at the 3000-level or above15-18
(Latin or Greek language courses numbered 4300 or above can be used to replace up to two required Classical Humanities courses.)

Semester Plan

Please note that this is only one of many possible routes to a major and that one may concentrate in Latin, or Greek, Classical Languages, or Classical Humanities. For guidance on how to approach other major concentrations, please see the Director for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies.

First Year
MATH 11003ENGLSH 10003
Social Science Course (MO State Law)3CL HUM 1000-29993
CL HUM 1000-29993Biological/Physical/Math Science Course with lab5
LATIN 1100 or GREEK 11005LATIN 1200 or GREEK 12005
 14 16
Second Year
LATIN 2000 or GREEK 20003LATIN 4300 or GREEK 4300 (OR CL HUM 4000+)3
Behavioral Science Course3Minor3
Humanities Course3Humanities Course (2000-level)3
Social Science Course (2000-level)3Math Reasoning Proficiency Elective Course3
Minor3Behavioral Science Course3
 15 15
Third Year
Humanities Course (WI)3Humanities Course (2000-level)3
Biological/Physical/Math Science Course4Minor3
LATIN/GREEK 4300+ OR CL HUM 3000+3CL HUM 3000+ (WI)3
CL HUM 3000+3Elective Course3
Elective Course3Elective Course3
 16 15
Fourth Year
Minor3Social Science Course3
CL HUM Capstone Course3CL HUM 3000+3
CL HUM 3000+3CL HUM Minor Course3
Elective Course3Elective Course3
Elective Course3Elective Course3
 15 15
Total Credits: 121

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