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Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Classics


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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 101-102 level in Greek; six credits Latin; additional courses, including HIEU 203 and CLAS 201 or 202, 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 Minor in Greek


12 credits above 101-102 level in Greek and CLAS 201.

Requirements for 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 103; GREE 101-102 or its equivalent; and additional courses, including CLAS 201or 202, HIEU 204, 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 Minor in Latin


Twelve credits above the level of LATI 103 and CLAS 202.

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 College Entrance Examination Board Achievement Test. Those who enter without having taken this test are required to take it during orientation week.

Distinguished Major Program


Majors with an overall GPA of 3.400 or higher may apply for the Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) to the director of undergraduate studies. Requirements include 3 credits either at the graduate level or at the 400 level; 3 credits of graduate (500-level) courses; 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 the research and writing a thesis.

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 202, and in Greek by passing GREE 202 or GREE 224, except that persons offering CEEB Achievement Test scores of 650 or above in either language are exempt entirely from further study to complete their language requirement. A grade of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Vergil exam earns credit for LATI 202 and exemption from the language requirement. A grade of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Latin Literature exam earns credit for a 300-level course and exemption from the language requirement.

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

Additional Information


For more information, contact Jon Mikalson, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Classics, 401 Cabell Hall, P.O. Box 400788, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4788; (434) 924-3008; www.virginia.edu/classics

Course Descriptions


Classics


The following courses have no prerequisite, require no knowledge of Greek or Latin, and may not be taken to fulfill language requirements.

Latin


Note: The prerequisite for LATI 303 through LATI 311 is LATI 202, four years of high school Latin, or appropriate SAT score.

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