3190 Classical Studies

Program Offered:

  1. 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 adviser, Dr. Kay Doig, 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 General Classroom Building, 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:

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)
  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.

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):
  3. Required Course (6):
  4. Required Courses (12):

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