BA with a Major in Classical Studies

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
Major Requirements28-31
General Education and Electives to reach minimum Total Hours89-92
Total Hours120

General Education

See General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for information on meeting these requirements.

Major Requirements

Required Courses for All Students
Select one of the following: a3
Introduction to Classical Literature b,c
Classical Mythology c,d
Select one of the following: a3
Introduction to Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology b,c
Greek Art and Archaeology b,c
Roman Art and Archaeology b,c
Select one of the following: a3
Greek Civilization b,c
Ancient Greece c,e
Select one of the following: a3
Roman Civilization c
Ancient Rome c,e
CL 398Advanced Topics in Classical Civilization f1-3
Complete one of the following tracks:15-16
Language Track (16 hours)
Select one of the following (or the equivalent to be determined by examination):
Intermediate Arabic II
Intermediate Modern Greek II
Intermediate Latin II
Four additional courses in Arabic, Classics, Latin, or Modern Greek at the 200, 300, or 400 levels. At least one course must be at the 300 level or above.
Culture Track (15 hours)
Five additional courses in Arabic, Classics, Latin, or Modern Greek at the 200, 300, or 400 levels. At least one course must be at the 300 level or above. g
Total Hours28-31

No more than 9 hours of the major may be chosen from the following courses that are cross-listed with Classics:

Courses
HIST 202Ancient Greece3
HIST 203Ancient Rome3
HIST 401Topics in Greek History3-4
PHIL 120Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 220Ancient Philosophy I: Plato and His Predecessors3
PHIL 221Ancient Philosophy II: Aristotle and His Successors3

Recommended Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
Quantitative Reasoning Requirement course 3-5
LAT 101
Elementary Latin I
or Elementary Arabic I
or Elementary Modern Greek I
4
CL 100
Greek Civilization a
or Roman Civilization
3
 Hours13-15
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
LAT 102
Elementary Latin II
or Elementary Arabic II
or Elementary Modern Greek II
4
CL 102 Introduction to Classical Literature 3
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3-4
 Hours16-17
Second Year
Fall Semester
CL 208 Classical Mythology 3
CL 103
Introduction to Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
or Greek Art and Archaeology
or Roman Art and Archaeology
or Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
or Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology
3
LAT 103
Intermediate Latin I
or Intermediate Arabic I
or Intermediate Modern Greek I
4
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
Major Elective b 3
Major Elective b 3
LAT 104
Intermediate Latin II
or Intermediate Arabic II
or Intermediate Modern Greek II
4
General Education Requirement course 3-5
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours16-18
Third Year
Fall Semester
Major Elective b 3
General Education Requirement course 3-5
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3-5
Electives 6-9
 Hours15-18
Spring Semester
Major Elective b 3
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3-5
Electives 9
 Hours15-17
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Major Elective b 3
Electives 12
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CL 398 Advanced Topics in Classical Civilization 3
Electives 9
 Hours12
 Total Hours120