Majors, Minors, & Requirements

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Requirements for a Major in Greek and Roman Studies

Concentration in Classical Languages (Greek and/or Latin):

A total of thirteen courses (52 credits) as follows:

  1. Six courses (24 credits) of ancient Greek and/or Latin. Four of these courses must be above the 201 level, and the student must take at least two courses in each language.
  2. Greek and Roman Studies 275, 474, 475, and 476.
  3. Three courses (12 credits) on the culture and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome. The courses below count toward this requirement:
    • Art 120, 209, 210, 218, 219, 253, 365 (when appropriate)
    • European Studies: Art 836, Greek and Roman Studies 833, 834, History 830, Philosophy 835
    • Greek and Roman Studies: 150, 245, 250, 255, 260, 270, 283, 305, 315, 361
    • History 211, 311, 312, 313
    • Humanities (Search) 101, 102, 201 (Classical Track)
    • Philosophy 201
    • Political Science 311
    • Religious Studies 214, 280, 281, 282, 283, 285, 286
    • Theatre 280

Concentration in Classical Studies:

A total of thirteen courses (52 credits) as follows:

  1. Three courses (12 credits) of ancient Greek and/or Latin beyond 201. These may be in one language solely or a combination of the two.
  2. Greek and Roman Studies 275, 474, 475, and 476.
  3. Six courses (24 credits) on the culture and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome. The courses below count toward this requirement:
    • Art 120, 209, 210, 218, 219, 253, 365 (when appropriate)
    • European Studies: Art 836, Greek and Roman Studies 833, 834, History 830, Philosophy 835
    • Greek and Roman Studies: 150, 245, 250, 255, 260, 270, 283, 305, 315, 361
    • History 211, 311, 312, 313
    • Humanities (Search) 101, 102, 201 (Classical Track)
    • Philosophy 201
    • Political Science 311
    • Religious Studies 214, 280, 281, 282, 283, 285, 286
    • Theatre 280

Concentration in Material Culture:

A total of thirteen courses (52 credits) as follows:

  1. 1. One course (4 credits) of ancient Greek or Latin beyond 201.
  2. 2. Greek and Roman Studies 275, 474, 475, and 476.
  3. 3. Archaeology 220 or Anthropology 254: Archaeological Methods.
  4. 4. Three courses (12 credits) from the following courses:
    • Art: 120, 209, 210, 218, 219, 253, 365 (when appropriate)
  5. 5. Four courses (16 credits) from the following courses:
    • Anthropology 290/Archaeology 210
    • Chemistry 107
    • European Studies: Art 836, Greek and Roman Studies 833, 834, History 830
    • Greek and Roman Studies 150, 245, 250, 255, 260, 270, 283, 305, 315, 361
    • Humanities (Search) 101, 102, 201 (Classical Track)
    • History 211, 311, 312, 313
    • Religious Studies 260

Requirements for a Minor in Greek and Roman Studies

Concentration in Classical Languages (Greek and/or Latin)

A total of seven courses (28 credits) as follows:

  1. Four courses (16 credits) of ancient Greek and/or Latin. Three of these courses must be above the 201 level, and the student must take at least one course in each language.
  2. Greek and Roman Studies 275.
  3. Two courses (8 credits) on the culture and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome. The courses below count toward this requirement:
    • Art 120, 209, 210, 218, 219, 253, 365 (when appropriate)
    • European Studies: Art 836, Greek and Roman Studies 833, 834, History 830, Philosophy 835
    • Greek and Roman Studies: 150, 245, 250, 255, 260, 270, 283, 305, 315, 361
    • History 211, 311, 312, 313
    • Humanities (Search) 101, 102, 201 (Classical Track)
    • Philosophy 201
    • Political Science 311
    • Religious Studies 214, 280, 281, 282, 283, 285, 286
    • Theatre 280

Concentration in Classical Studies

A total of seven courses (28 credits) as follows:

  1. Two courses (8 credits) of ancient Greek and/or Latin beyond 201. These may be in one language solely or a combination of the two.
  2. Greek and Roman Studies 275.
  3. Four courses (16 credits) of courses on the culture and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome. The courses below count toward this requirement:
    • Art 120, 209, 210, 218, 219, 253, 365 (when appropriate)
    • European Studies: Art 836, Greek and Roman Studies 833, 834, History 830, Philosophy 835
    • Greek and Roman Studies: 150, 245, 250, 255, 260, 270, 283, 305, 315, 361
    • History 211, 311, 312, 313
    • Humanities (Search) 101, 102, 201 (Classical Track)
    • Philosophy 201
    • Political Science 311
    • Religious Studies 214, 280, 281, 282, 283, 285, 286
    • Theatre 280

Concentration in Material Culture

A total of seven courses (28 credits) as follows:

  1. 1. One course (4 credits) of ancient Greek or Latin beyond 201.
  2. 2. Greek and Roman Studies 275
  3. 3. Archaeology 220 or Anthropology 254: Archaeological Methods.
  4. 4. Two courses (8 credits) from the following courses:
    • Art 120, 209, 210, 218, 219, 253, 365 (when appropriate)
  5. 5. Two courses (8 credits) from the following courses:
    • Anthropology 290
    • Chemistry 107
    • European Studies: Art 836, Greek and Roman Studies 833, 834, History 830
    • Greek and Roman Studies 150, 245, 250, 255, 260, 270, 283, 305, 315, 361
    • Humanities (Search) 101, 102, 201 (Classical Track)
    • History 211, 311, 312, 313
    • Religious Studies 260

Honors in Greek and Roman Studies

Detailed information about graduating with honors in Greek and Roman Studies is available from the department. Only students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 and a GPA within GRS of 3.7 by the end of the fall semester of their junior year will be eligible to pursue honors. In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the major with a concentration in either Greek, Latin, Classical Studies, or material culture, students seeking honors will be expected to complete the following additional work:

  1. GRS 495-496: Honors Tutorial. (GRS 496 will count as GRS 475-6 for students attempting to graduate with honors.)
  2. An honors thesis or project that demonstrates an exceptional understanding of one or more aspects of the ancient world. Such a project might take the form, for example, of a written thesis, an analysis of archaeological fieldwork, or the production of a tragedy or comedy.

Programs Abroad

To help students experience the artifacts of the Greeks and Romans and other Mediterranean cultures in the areas where they lived, GRS offers a number of opportunities for travel-study abroad. As described below in the descriptions for GRS 305 and Latin 232, the department regularly offers courses that involve travel and study in Greece, Italy, and other countries in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Faculty members also contribute to collaborative initiatives that provide opportunities for research, for example, in archaeological excavations and surveys during the summer. European Studies features course work at the University of the South and Oxford in conjunction with visits to sites in Great Britain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. (More information about European Studies is available in the catalog in the section on “Opportunities for Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study.”) Finally, the college is a member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, which operate centers for study and research in Greece and Italy respectively.

The F10 Degree Requirement. The degree requirement in languages may be met by the successful completion of any appropriate four-credit course numbered 201 or higher or by demonstrating proficiency through placement into a language course at a level above 201 and approval by the appropriate language faculty. Students who take 201 (or higher) or the equivalent at another institution can earn transfer credit, but must still demonstrate proficiency in the specific language before the degree requirement is satisfied. This policy pertains to languages that are taught at Rhodes. Students for whom English is a second language may have this requirement waived.