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Information for Classics Majors

For general information on University and College of Arts and Sciences degree requirements, students should consult the University Catalog:

· For an overview of University-wide degree requirements, click here.

· For an overview of the College of Arts and Sciences degree requirements, click here.

· For University Core Requirements, click here.

In addition to Classics, Latin and Greek, several courses in which a substantial portion of the material covered deals with the Classical World may also be taken in fulfillment of the requirements for the Major with the approval of Dr. Corby Kelly.

Classics with Latin Emphasis

The Major in Latin consists of 10 courses for 32 hours of credit. Majors must complete the beginning sequence of Latin (finishing LAT 2302). It is important to remember that Latin 1501 does not count toward the 32 credit hours needed for the Major. Students should also take CLAS 3330 World of Rome. Majors must complete at least 18 hours of the remaining course work at the 3000 or 4000 level from Greek, Latin or Classics courses. Finally, Majors must complete two writing intensive courses (usually CLAS 4300 and/or 4310).

The following schema represents a typical Classics-Latin course of study, however there are other courses available to choose from:

Classics with Greek Emphasis

The Major in Greek consists of 10 courses for 30 hours of credit. Majors must complete the beginning sequence of Greek (finishing LAT 2302). Students should also take CLAS 3320 World of Greece. Majors must complete at least 18 hours of the remaining course work at the 3000 or 4000 level from the Greek, Latin or Classics courses. Finally, Majors must complete two writing intensive courses (usually CLAS 4300, CLAS 4310 and/or GRK 4302). Students who enroll in the Greek Major are usually among the best and brightest Texas Tech undergraduates and usually go on to do advanced degrees. With that in mind, Greek Majors are encouraged to complete as much Latin in addition to the Greek requirements as their schedules allow. The undergraduate advisor will help tailor your degree plan of those who would like to continue their study of Classics in Texas Tech's MA program and beyond.

The following schema represents a typical Classics-Greek course of study, however there are other courses available to choose from:

Classics with Culture Emphasis

The Major in Culture consists of 10 courses for 30 hours of credit. Majors must complete at least 18 hours of the remaining course work at the 3000 or 4000 level from the Greek, Latin or Classics courses. Finally, Majors must complete two writing intensive courses (usually CLAS 4300 and/or 4310). Though it is not required that students in this track take an ancient language, it is often advantageous to do so since Latin language courses (except LAT 1501) and Greek courses count toward both the Major and the language requirement.

The following schema represents a typical Classics-Culture course of study, however there are other courses available to choose from: