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Undergraduate Record 2017-2018

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Requirements for a Degree in Classics with a Concentration in Greek


Requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Greek as the subject of specialization: 18 credits above the 1010-1020 level in Greek; six credits in Latin; additional courses, including HIEU 2031 and CLAS 2010 or 2020, totaling at least twelve credits in related subjects approved by the faculty advisor. All courses for the major must receive a minimum grade of C-.

Requirements for a Minor in Greek


12 credits above 1010-1020 level in Greek and CLAS 2010.

Requirements for a Degree in Classics with a Concentration in Latin


Requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Latin as the subject of specialization: eighteen credits of Latin language courses above the level of LATI 1030, at least one of which must be a 4000 level course; GREE 1010-1020 or its equivalent; and additional courses, including CLAS 2010 or 2020, HIEU 2041, totaling at least twelve credits in related subjects approved by the faculty advisor. All courses for the major must receive a minimum grade of C-. AP credits in Latin may not be applied to the requirements for this program.

Distinguished Major Program


Majors with an overall GPA of 3.40 or higher may apply for the Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) to the director of undergraduate studies. Requirements include 6 credits either at the graduate level or at the 4000 level and 6 research credits, the first half of which the student spends exploring a research topic under the guidance of a faculty member in the fall semester of the fourth year; the remaining three credits are spent in the spring of the fourth year completing a thesis.

Requirements for a Minor in Latin


Twelve credits above the level of LATI 1030 and CLAS 2020. AP credits in Latin may not be applied to the requirements for this program.

Placement


All first-year students who present secondary-school credits in Latin and who wish to take one of the first- or second-year courses in Latin are placed on the basis of scores from the Educational Testing Service SAT II Latin Test. Those who enter without having taken this test are required to take it during orientation week.

High School Teaching in Latin


Anyone interested in teaching Latin at the secondary level may wish to pursue the combined Bachelor of Arts and Master of Teaching, offered jointly with the Curry School of Education. This five-year program involves both a complete major in Classics and a course of study leading to professional teaching licensure.

Foreign Language Requirement


The foreign language requirement may be completed in Latin by passing LATI 2020, and in Greek by passing GREE 2020 or GREE 2240, except that persons offering SAT II Test scores of 650 or above in Latin are exempt entirely from further study to complete their language requirement. A grade of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Vergil exam or the Advanced Placement Latin Vergil-Caesar exam earns credit for a 3000-level course and exemption from the language requirement. A score of 5, 6, or 7 on the International Baccalaureate exam in Greek or Latin earns credit for GREE 2020 or LATI 2020 and exemption from the foreign language requirement.

Note: Courses in Latin and Greek cannot be taken Pass/Fail.

Additional Information


For more information, contact Gregory Hays, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Classics, B013 Cocke Hall, P.O. Box 400788, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4788; (434) 924-3008; www.virginia.edu/classics

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