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Classical Studies concentrationsDepartment's concentration are Ancient Greek, Latin, Classical Languages and Literatures, Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization, and Modern Greek

Advising

Students interested in the Department's concentration programs in Ancient Greek, Latin, Classical Languages and Literatures, Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization, or Modern Greek Studies  should check with the Department office for the name of the current advisor. Students interested in obtaining a Teacher Certification in Latin should see Professor Deborah Ross. The Department recommends that interested students see the undergraduate advisors as early as possible in order to plan their programs and avoid unnecessary scheduling conflicts.

 

Classical Studies Honors plansThe Department of Classical Studies invites any major with an overall GPA of 3.5 (3.5 in courses taken for the major) who is interested in and capable of carrying out independent work to give serious thought to an Honors plan.

Effective Date of Honors requirements for the major Fall 2006

The department offers Honors in each of the six majors. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 should contact their department advisor to discuss an Honors thesis no later than the winter term of their junior year at the latest.

It is the student's responsibility to find a suitable faculty advisor to oversee the thesis project. This project and its components are to be decided collectively by the student and the advisor at the end of the junior year. We encourage students to think creatively about the approach to their research and thesis project. Thesis advisors must sign off on a student's thesis project proposal.

Honors students may receive six credits during their senior year for research culminating in a thesis project by registering for one of the following courses: CLARCH 495, CLCIV 495, GREEK 495 or LATIN 495 depending on the major. At the end of the thesis project, the candidate must offer an oral defense of this work to a committee comprised of the thesis advisor and another faculty member, and present their research findings at the Classical Studies Honors Symposium.

Additional requirements for Honors candidates are specified with each major.

Classical Studies : Contact Information

 

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Academics and Requirements


 

Classical Studies Advising

Students interested in the Department's majors in Greek, Latin, Classical Languages and Literatures, Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization or Modern Greek major should check with the Department office for the name of the current advisor. Students interested in obtaining Teacher Certification in Latin should see Professor Deborah Ross.

Major advising for Modern Greek is provided by Professor Vassilios Lambropoulos and Artemis Leontis. Information about scheduling appointments is available from the department office.

The Department recommends that interested students see the department advisors as early as possible in order to plan their programs and avoid unnecessary scheduling conflicts.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Classical Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at 2160 Angell Hall.

Special Departmental Policies

The department requires that a student earn a grade of at least C– in all language courses which are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A student should repeat any language course in which a D+ or lower grade is earned and which serves as a prerequisite to other courses which are to be elected. A grade of D+ signifies some achievement but denotes too weak a foundation for subsequent courses.

Effective Date of major Fall 2016-Current

May be elected as a departmental major

Classical archaeology is the study of the material culture-the artifacts, sites, monuments, and landscapes-of the ancient Mediterranean world. While the civilizations of Greece and Rome tend to be our focus, other areas, notably Egypt and the Near East, also form part of what we study. Classical archeology deals with all periods from the Paleolithic through the Byzantine.

Courses in Classical Archaeology generally do not require knowledge of Greek or Latin.

Requirements for the Major

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. two of the following introductory courses: CLARCH 221, 222, 323
  2. three upper-level courses (numbered 380 and above) in the field of Classical Archaeology.
  3. one course in either Greek or Roman history or civilization.
  4. In consultation with an advisor, one upper-level course in a cognate field (e.g., Anthropology, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies, Religion, Women's Studies).
  5. third-term proficiency in Greek or Latin (usually met by successful completion of GREEK 301 or the equivalent, or LATIN 231 or the equivalent). Students who plan to fulfill this requirement in other ways should speak to the department advisor.
  6. At least one additional relevant course.

Students interested in possibly continuing in the field of Classical Archaeology should discuss their plans (not least in the ancient languages) with the department advisor as early and as frequently as possible.

Honors Plan

Effective Fall 2016

In addition to the above requirements, students pursuing an Honors major must satisfy the following:

   3.4 minimum overall GPA; 3.5 minimum major GPA

   Completion of an Honors thesis and oral defense in coordination with a Classics faculty member

   Completion of eight credits in the second classical language (Greek if the major language is Latin; Latin if the major language is Greek).

   CLCIV 480 topicID #10 Research Seminar (Fall term)

Students may also elect CLARCH 495 for 1-2 credits in the Fall and 1-3 credits in the Winter but are not required to do so.

Field Experience

Recommended but not required for a major in Classical Archaeology. There are several opportunities for students to join excavations in the Mediterranean area under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty. Contact the Department to speak with an advisor.

Classical Archaeology Major (Fall 2012-Summer 2016) +

Effective Date of major Fall 2012-Summer 2016

May be elected as a departmental major

Classical archaeology is the study of the material culture-the artifacts, sites, monuments, and landscapes-of the ancient Mediterranean world. While the civilizations of Greece and Rome tend to be our focus, other areas, notably Egypt and the Near East, also form part of what we study. Classical archeology deals with all periods from the Paleolithic through the Byzantine.

Courses in Classical Archaeology generally do not require knowledge of Greek or Latin.

Requirements for the Major

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. two of the following introductory courses: CLARCH 221, 222, 323
  2. three upper-level courses (numbered 380 and above) in the field of Classical Archaeology.
  3. one course in either Greek or Roman history or civilization.
  4. In consultation with an advisor, one upper-level course in a cognate field (e.g., Anthropology, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies, Religion, Women's Studies).
  5. third-term proficiency in Greek or Latin (usually met by successful completion of GREEK 301 or the equivalent, or LATIN 231 or the equivalent). Students who plan to fulfill this requirement in other ways should speak to the department advisor.
  6. At least one additional relevant course.

Students interested in possibly continuing in the field of Classical Archaeology should discuss their plans (not least in the ancient languages) with the department advisor as early and as frequently as possible.

Honors Plan

In addition to the Honors requirements for the major stated above, Honors candidates are required to take a minimum of eight credits in the second classical language (Greek if the major language is Latin; Latin if the major language is Greek).

Field Experience

Recommended but not required for a major in Classical Archaeology. There are several opportunities for students to join excavations in the Mediterranean area under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty. Contact the Department to speak with an advisor.

Classical Archaeology major (Fall 2010-Summer 2012) +

 Effective Date of major Fall 2010-Summer 2012

May be elected as a departmental major

Classical archaeology is the study of the material culture — the artifacts, sites, monuments, and landscapes — of the ancient Mediterranean world. While the civilizations of Greece and Rome tend to be our focus, other areas, notably Egypt and the Near East, also form part of what we study. Classical archeology deals with all periods from the Paleolithic through the Byzantine.

Courses in Classical Archaeology (CLARCH) generally do not require knowledge of Greek or Latin.

Requirements for the Major

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. two of the following introductory courses: CLARCH 221, 222, 323
  2. three upper-level courses (numbered 380 and above) in the field of Classical Archaeology.
  3. one course in either Greek or Roman history or civilization.
  4. one upper-level course in a cognate field (e.g., Anthropology, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies, Religion, Women's Studies).
  5. third-term proficiency in Greek or Latin (usually met by successful completion of GREEK 301 or the equivalent, or LATIN 231 or the equivalent). Students who plan to fulfill this requirement in other ways should speak to the department advisor.
  6. At least one additional relevant course.

Students interested in possibly continuing in the field of Classical Archaeology should discuss their plans (not least in the ancient languages) with the department advisor as early and as frequently as possible.

Honors Plan

In addition to the Honors requirements for the major stated above, Honors candidates are required to take a minimum of eight credits in the second classical language (Greek if the major language is Latin; Latin if the major language is Greek).

Field Experience

Recommended but not required for a major in Classical Archaeology. There are several opportunities for students to join excavations in the Mediterranean area under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty. Contact the Department to speak with an advisor.

Classical Archaeology major (Fall 2005-Summer 2010) +

 Effective Date of major Fall 2005 through Summer 2010

May be elected as a departmental major

Classical archaeology is the study of the material culture — the artifacts, sites, monuments, and landscapes — of the ancient Mediterranean world. While the civilizations of Greece and Rome tend to be our focus, other areas, notably Egypt and the Near East, also form part of what we study. Classical archeology deals with all periods from the Paleolithic ('Old Stone Age') through to Byzantine times.

Requirements for the Major

Requires a minimum of 9-10 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. two of the following introductory courses: CLARCH 220, 221, 222, 323
  2. three upper-level courses (numbered 380 and above) in the field of Classical Archaeology.
  3. one course in either Greek or Roman history or civilization.
  4. one upper-level course in a cognate field (e.g., Anthropology, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies, Religion, Women's Studies).
  5. third-term proficiency in Greek or Latin (usually met by successful completion of GREEK 301 or the equivalent; LATIN 231 or the equivalent). Students who plan to fulfill this requirement in other ways should speak to the department advisor.
  6. At least one additional course.

Students interested in possibly continuing in the field of Classical Archaeology should discuss their plans (not least in the ancient languages) with the department advisor as early and as frequently as possible.

Honors Plan.

Field Experience.

Recommended but not required for a major in Classical Archaeology. There are several opportunities for students to join excavations in the Mediterranean area under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty. Contact the Department to speak with an advisor.

Classical Archaeology major ( Winter 2001 though Summer 2005) +

effective date of major Winter 2001 though Summer 2005 

May be elected as a departmental major

Classical archaeology is the study of the material culture — the artifacts, sites, monuments, and landscapes t of the ancient Mediterranean world. While the civilizations of Greece and Rome tend to be our focus, other areas, notably Egypt and the Near East, also form part of what we study. Classical archeology deals with all periods from the Paleolithic ('Old Stone Age') through to Byzantine times.

Requirements for the Major

Requires a minimum of 9-10 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. at least two of the following introductory courses: CLARCH 221, 222, 323
  2. at least three upper-level CLARCH courses (numbered 350 and above).
  3. at least one course in either Greek or Roman history or civilization.
  4. at least one upper-level course in a cognate field (e.g., Anthropology, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies, Religion, Women's Studies), chosen in consultation with and approved by the department advisor.
  5. third-term proficiency in Greek or Latin.

Honors Plan

In addition to the requirements for the major stated above, Honors candidates are required to take CLARCH 324, to take a minimum of eight credits in the second classical language (classical Greek if the major language is Latin; Latin if the major language is classical Greek), and to write an Honors thesis. Those interested should consult with the department advisor well in advance of their senior year.

Field Experience.

Recommended but not required for a major in Classical Archaeology. There are several opportunities for students to join excavations in the Mediterranean area under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty. Contact the Department to speak with an advisor.

Classical Archaeology major (fall 1999-Fall 2000) +

(Fall 1999-fall 2000)

May be elected as a departmental major

Through study of literary evidence and monumental remains, the Classical Archaeology curriculum explores various phases of Greek and Roman civilization, especially developments in architecture, sculpture, painting, pottery, and coinage. The large collection of photographs and slides maintained by the Department of History of Art and the antiquities in the Kelsey Museum of Ancient and Medieval Archaeology provide abundant supplementary materials for the various courses.

Courses in Classical Archaeology numbered 221 through 540 do not require knowledge of Greek or Latin.

Requirements for the Major

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. at least 5 courses in Classical Archaeology which must include Classical Archaeology 221 and 222, and three advanced courses.
  2. third term proficiency in Greek or Latin.
  3. at least one course in both Greek and Roman history (usually History 200 and 201).

Honors Plan

In addition to the requirements for the major stated above, Honors candidates are required to take a minimum of eight credits in the second classical language (classical Greek if the major language is Latin; Latin if the major language is classical Greek), to participate in one graduate seminar in classical archaeology, and to write an Honors thesis. Those interested should consult with the department advisor well in advance of their senior year.

Field Experience. Recommended but not required for a major in Classical Archaeology. There are several opportunities for students to join excavations in the Mediterranean area under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty. See the classical archaeology department advisor.


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