3190 Classical Studies

Program Offered:

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Classical Studies

Department of World Languages and Cultures
841 Langdale Hall
404-413-5980
wlc.gsu.edu

William Nichols, Chair
Germán Torres, Associate Chair
Leslie Marsh, Undergraduate Director

This program recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of classical studies and provides the student the opportunity of pursuing a degree in in the broader context of related disciplines including history, music, philosophy, religious studies, and art history. Concentrations in 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.. For students interested in this program, please contact the BIS coordinator, or the Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures 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 elective courses from the following to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • GRKA 1001 Elementary Ancient Greek I (3)
    • GRKA 1002 Elementary Ancient Greek II (3)
    • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (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)
    • Any 1000- or 2000-level world 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)
    • One course numbered 4995 in the student’s related area of interest with advisor approval .
  2. Select seven to nine courses (21-27). 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)
    • MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (3)
    • RELS 3250 Biblical Studies (3)
    • RELS 4040 Augustine and Aquinas (3)
    • RELS 4295 Religion, Sport and Spirituality (3)
    • RELS 4950 Independent Research (1-3)
    • PHIL 3010 History of Western Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval (3)
    • PHIL 4010 Plato (3)
    • PHIL 4020 Aristotle (3)
    • PHIL 4030 Topics in Ancient Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 4950 Independent Research (1-3)
    • POLS 3530 Classical and Early Modern Political Thought (3)
    • THEA 4070 Western Theatre History-CTW (3)

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 4650 Opening School Experience (0)
    • 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.

To apply, students must have:

  • earned a 2.5 overall cumulative GPA;
  • passed [Combined Test I, II, and III (700)] or been exempted from the GACE Program Admission Assessment. When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment; and
  • completed the Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment; though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE): The state of Georgia requires such candidates to take various GACE and Educator Ethics assessments as part of the educator certification process. These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and are delivered by the Education Testing Service (ETS). You will take these tests at different times.

Program Admission and Content Assessments: Program Admission Assessment [Combined Test I, II, and III (700)] is an admission requirement (unless candidate meets qualifications for exemption – scroll down to “Options to Satisfy the Program Admission Assessment Requirement”). When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Content Assessment (different content assessments for each program) tests your content knowledge and is taken after enrollment and prior to program completion. You will receive specific information regarding this test as you near completion of your program (required for certification).

Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment: Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment is an admission requirement. Completion of this assessment is required for admission, though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

edTPA: edTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: “Is a new teacher ready for the job?” edTPA includes a review of a teacher candidate’s authentic teaching materials as the culmination of a teaching and learning process that documents and demonstrates each candidate’s ability to effectively teach his/her subject matter to all students.

edTPA is a program completion and teacher certification requirement. Students may graduate from the BIS program while continuing to complete teacher certification requirements for edTPA.

Graduation with Distinction in the Major

This department offers undergraduate students with the opportunity to earn the designation of graduation with distinction in the major. Please contact the department undergraduate director for the specific criteria for this honor.