Oct 03, 2023
Affiliation: School of Arts & Letters
Classics is a field of study comprised of the languages, literature, history, philosophy, art, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. The curriculum of the program is purposefully interdisciplinary and inter-departmental in nature. We seek through the participation of many elements of the University community to provide for students as complete a view as possible of the various aspects of human life in classical antiquity. Instruction in the liberal arts has traditionally been grounded in the “Classics,” for the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline is such that students are encouraged to cultivate skills of inquiry, analysis, and communication. Consequently, the program corresponds very closely to the stated mission of Truman State University, the designated public Liberal Arts and Sciences institution for the state of Missouri.
DEPARTMENTAL HONORS IN CLASSICS
Seniors who wish to graduate with Honors in Classics must meet the following requirements:
- 3.50 or better overall GPA
- 3.50 or better GPA in the major
- Excellence in Greek and/or Latin languages (demonstrated by superior achievement on the senior tests, a winning placement or honorable mention on a national Eta Sigma Phi contest test, or superior performance in a course such as Latin Prose Composition)
- Excellence in research (demonstrated by superior presentation at capstone Classics Symposium, Truman Student Research Conference, or other conference or publication)
- Positive contribution to the promotion of the discipline (tutoring, Classics Club, etc.)
- Approval of non-abstaining faculty (Classical Studies Committee).
Liberal Studies Program Requirements: 31-57 Credits
Missouri Statute Requirement: 1-3 Credits
Bachelor of Arts Requirement: 0-6 Credits
- Intermediate proficiency in ONE foreign language
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 33 Credits
CLASSICAL CORE: 24 Credits
Complete two of the following courses:
FIELD OF EMPHASIS: 9 Credits
(Choose either Option 1 or Option 2 as a field of emphasis)
Option 1-The Ancient World
*If not used in the Classical Core
**ART 327 only counts toward the Classics major for students who also receive credit for ART 328.
Option 2- Late Antiquity/Medieval Studies:
Students who select this option are strongly encouraged to take LATN 352: Readings in Post-Classical Latin as one of their language courses for the Language Requirement within the Classical Core.
Complete three courses from at least two disciplines:
No grade of “D” is accepted toward the Classics major
Electives to Total: 120 Credits