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Classics

College of Liberal Arts

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Classics Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Classics (120 units)

Option in Roman Civilization (code CLSCBA01)

Requirements

41-43 units with a minimum of 21 upper division units (excluding LAT 300)

  • 1. Elementary Latin (6-8 units) from the following:
      • LAT 101A Elementary Latin (4)
      • and
      • LAT 101B Elementary Latin (4)
    • or
      • LAT 300 Intensive Latin (6)
    • The requirements in this category may be met by high school equivalents, but total units must still equal 41.
  • 2. Upper Division Latin (12 units) from the following:
    • LAT 301, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410A, 410B, 410C, 490.
  • 3. CLSC 202 Latin Literature in Translation (3)
  • 4. Take 12 units in Classics from the following:
    • CLSC 100, 101, 110, 130, 300I, 312I*, 340, 380, 410I, 420I, 440, 490.
      • * The Department strongly recommends that this course be taken in Italy in the Winter Session.
  • 5. Take a minimum of 8 units in Antiquity from the following:
    • GK 101A, 101B; AH 408, 417; CLSC 350; COMM 300; CWL 452**; HIST 131, 314, 318; PHIL 490**; POSC 301; R/ST 471I.

** With topic appropriate to ancient Rome and advisor approval.

 

Option in Greek Civilization (code CLSCBA02)

Requirements

43 total units with a minimum of 21 upper division units:

  • 1. Elementary Greek (8 units):
    • GK 101A Elementary Greek (4)
    • GK 101B Elementary Greek (4)
  • 2. Upper Division Greek (12 units) from the following:
    • GK 301A, 301B, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 490.
  • 3. CLSC 201 Ancient Greek Literature (3)
  • 4. Take 12 units of Classics from the following:
    • CLSC 100, 101, 110, 130, 300I, 311I*, 340, 380, 410I, 420I, 430, 490.
      • *The Department strongly recommends that this course be taken in Greece during the winter session.
  • 5. Take a minimum of 8 units in Antiquity from the following:
    • LAT 101A, 101B, 300; AH 408, 416; CLSC 350; COMM 300; CWL 452**; HIST 131, 313, 318; PHIL 421, 422, 490**; POSC 301; R/ST 471I.

**With topic appropriate to ancient Greece and advisor approval.

Minor in Classical Studies (code CLSCUM01)

This minor is offered to students majoring in any subject. Interested students should contact the Classics Advisor prior to or during the first semester of taking courses.

The Minor consists of a minimum of 20 units that must include a minimum of 9 units of upper division coursework selected from the following:

  • 1. Take two courses in Latin or Greek in the same language.
  • 2. Take a minimum of two courses from the following:
    • CLSC 100, 101, 110, 130, 201, 202, 300I, 340, 380, 410I, 420I, 430, 440, 490; CWL 452 (with an appropriate topic); or additional courses in Latin or Greek, not necessarily in the same language as selected in (1).
  • 3. Take a minimum of two courses from the following:
    • CLSC 311I or HIST 310I; CLSC 312I, or HIST 312I; CLSC 350; HIST 313, 314; PHIL 421, 422; AH 408, 416, 417; ANTH 140, 450; POSC 301; R/ST 471I.

Minor in Greek (code CLSCUM03)

A minimum of 20 units in Greek which must include four upper division courses. Prospective teachers are strongly urged to take, in addition, HIST 313, CLSC 101, 300I, and other courses touching on the ancient world.

The Minor in Greek is available to any non-Classics major.

Minor in Latin (code CLSCUM02)

A minimum of 20 units in Latin which must include four upper division courses. Prospective teachers are strongly urged to take, in addition, HIST 314, CLSC 101, and 300I, and other courses touching on the ancient world.

The Minor in Latin is available to any non-Classics major.

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Latin (code 156)

The subject matter program in Latin consists of 37 units in Latin and related areas. Completion of these courses meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Preliminary Credential in Latin (code 156). Courses taken for subject matter competence for the teaching credential also count toward units needed for the Classics B.A., Option in Roman Civilization. Prospective students should consult the Latin Education Advisor and the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Program Advisor early to plan their programs.

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Credential, prospective teachers of Latin are also required to complete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this Catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.

Requirements

  • 1. Take all the following:
    • LAT 301 Intermediate Latin (4)
    • LAT 401 Vergil (3)
    • LAT 402 Cicero (3)
    • LAT 410A Latin Prose Composition (1)
    • LAT 410B Latin Prose Composition (1)
    • LAT 410C Latin Prose Composition (1)
  • 2. Take seven courses from the following:
    • LAT 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 490, 499.
  • 3. Take one course from the following:
    • HIST 312I, 314; CLSC 420I, 440; AH 417.

Students are required to keep a portfolio of written work produced in the above classes with instructor comments. Members of the Latin faculty evaluate the portfolio according to established criteria. The credential candidate also takes an exit examination administered by the Latin faculty which will assess pronunciation, speech and conversation, listening and writing, and reading. Credential students also produce a Latin play.