3190 Classical Studies

Program Offered:

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Classical Studies

This program recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of classical studies and provides the student the opportunity of pursuing a degree in Latin language and literature in the broader context of related disciplines including history, music, philosophy, religious studies, and art history. Concentrations in Latin and the writings of authors from Antiquity, as well as an allied field in ancient civilization will enhance the student’s knowledge of classical studies and their influence. Students seeking certification for teaching Latin or those who intend to pursue graduate education in classical studies will find this program appropriate to their goals. For students interested in this program, please contact the faculty coordinator, Dr. Gerard Pendrick (gpendrick@gsu.edu), or the Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 404/413-5980.

Program Admission

A 2.0 Georgia State University GPA is required in order to apply to the program. Application materials can be obtained from the Office of Academic Assistance, 418 Langdale Hall, 404/413-5000. Students should apply to the program by the time they have earned 42 credit hours to avoid a delay in graduation.

Program Degree Requirements

Please refer to the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies section 3030.30 of this catalog for academic regulations for this program.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

Courses used to fulfill the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses for each B.I.S. program will not count towards the rules of Area G — no more than three to four 3-4 credit hour courses (12 hours) from a single discipline — nor of Area H — no more than two 3-4 credit hour courses (6-8 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

B.I.S. with a Concentration in Classical Studies

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (0 to 6) [Students entering with equivalences from earlier studies of Latin should start at the appropriate level. Please consult the Department for further information.]
  2. Select additional courses to complete 18 hours:
    • GRKA 1001 Elementary Ancient Greek I (3)
    • GRKA 1002 Elementary Ancient Greek II (3)
    • GRKA 2001 Intermediate Ancient Greek I (3)
    • GRKA 2002 Intermediate Ancient Greek II (3)
    • CLAS 2201 Greek Drama (3)
    • CLAS 2202 Classical Epic (3)
    • CLAS 2203 Greek and Roman Mythology (3)
    • AH 1700 Survey of Art I. History of Western Art I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art (3)
    • EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (3)
    • EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts (3)
    • EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning & Teaching (3)
    • PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
    • or any 1000 or 2000-level foreign language in another language.

Area G: Area of Concentration — Classical Studies (24-30)

No more than three to four 3-4 credit hour courses (12 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

  1. Required Courses to fulfill CTW requirement (6)
    • Two courses numbered 4995 in the student’s primary discipline (Latn, Phil, or RelS).
  2. Latin. Select three to four courses (9-12):
  3. Ancient Thought. Select three to four courses (9-12):

Area H: Allied Field (Ancient Civilization and Its Influences) (15-21)

No more than two 3-4 credit hour courses (6-8 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

  • AH 4010 Art of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (3)
  • AH 4011 Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt I: 4000-1600 B.C. (3)
  • AH 4012 Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt II: 1600-31 B.C. (3)
  • AH 4020 Art and Architecture of Ancient Near East (3)
  • AH 4110 Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece (3)
  • AH 4120 Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome (3)
  • AH 4320 Italian Renaissance Art: The Age of Humanism (3)
  • HIST 3500 The Ancient Mediterranean (4)
  • HIST 4510 Origins and Collapse of Ancient Near Eastern Societies (4)
  • HIST 4520 Ancient Persia, Greece, and Rome (4)
  • LATN 4040 Medieval Latin (3)
  • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
  • PHIL 4040/RELS 4040 Augustine and Aquinas (3)
  • POLS 4520 Theories on Democracy (3)
  • THEA 4070 Western Theatre History-CTW (3)

Area J: Electives

Electives are used to build the hours in Areas G-J to 60 hours, have 39 hours at Georgia State University taken at the 3000-4000 level for residency, and complete 120 hours required for graduation

Area K: Courses Required for Teacher Certification (Optional)

  1. Select enough additional Latin courses at the 3000-4000 level to total at least 24 hours
  2. Required Courses (15):
    • EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (3)
    • EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts (3)
    • EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning & Teaching (3)
    • EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)
    • FORL 4021 Foreign Language Teachers and Technology (3)
    • Must apply and be accepted into the teacher certification program in order to take the courses below:
  3. Required Course (6):
    • FORL 4027 Methods and Materials for Teaching Latin: P-12 (3)
    • FORL 4030 Practicum in Foreign Language Education (3)
  4. Required Courses (12):
    • FORL 4061 Student Teaching in Foreign Languages (4)
    • FORL 4062 Student Teaching in Foreign Languages (4)
    • FORL 4063 Student Teaching in Foreign Languages (4)

Student Teaching in Foreign Languages (Student Teaching: Must apply in advance. Check current catalog for deadline.)