Classical Studies (16CSM)

Description

 

The Minor in Classical Studies is an excellent foundation for advanced work in other academic disciplines as well as professional programs in law, medicine and management. By presenting a broad selection of courses in the various disciplines of language, literature, philosophy, religious studies and history, the minor provides students with a sound introduction to study of the ancient world. Because of the continuity between ancient and modern cultures, it also gives students an opportunity to develop a keener perception and better understanding of the cultural forces at work in the contemporary world.

Depending on their other undergraduate or career goals, students will have the option of pursuing

one or more of three concentrations within the Classical Studies minor: Greek, Latin or Classical Culture. The Concentrations in Greek and Latin focus on intensive study of the ancient languages, with significant additional exposure to Classical literature and culture in translation. The Concentration in Classical Culture offers the option of pursuing more general study of Classical literature and culture mostly or exclusively in translation.

By fulfilling the requirements for the Concentration in Classical Culture students will:

  1. Acquire a better understanding of the roots of Western culture in the civilizations  of Greece and Rome;
  2. Learn to assess more keenly the cultures of Greece and Rome in their own varied contexts,

and

  1. Gain a familiarity with problems of interpretation of texts and the varieties of evidence upon which interpretation may be based;
  2. Learn the principal themes and issues in the history of Greek and Roman civilizations;
  3. Acquire a deeper understanding  of Greek and Roman artistic and literary cultures;
  4. Learn accurately to identify principal geographical and demographic features of the ancient world;
  5. Increase their intellectual breadth and sophistication, and
  6. Gain insight into the complexities of relationships of the languages, literatures and cultures of

Greece and Rome.

Students who elect study of the originallanguage(s) to fulfill the requirements for a Concentration  in

Greek and/or Latin, while attaining all of the goals above, will also:

  1. Achieve knowledge of the fundamentals of Greek and/or Latin language, and thereby
  2. Gain a deeper understanding of the origin of Western tongues and of language itself;
  3. Acquire the ability to read substantial  portions of Greek and Latin authors, and thereby
  4. Understand and appreciate in their original form some of the most important ideas shaping

Western culture.

In many cases, a student completing the requirements for a Concentration  in Greek and/or Latin language will also be able to fulfill the requirements for the Concentration  in Classical Culture with little additional coursework, and such double (or triple) concentration is encouraged to highlight the breadth of the Students knowledge of the ancient world.

Requirements

>     Completion of 15 credit hours is required.

>               9 Credit hours must be taken at NC State and a maximum of six (6) credit hours may be transferred into the minor from another institution.

>    The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature will determine which courses

transferred from other institutions may qualify to meet requirements  for the minor.

>    A grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses in the minor program.

>       No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.

>    At least one course for the minor must be taken at the 300 level or above.

>    A maximum of TWO (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.

Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.

CONCENTRATION IN CLASSICAL CULTURE           (SIS code: 16CSMCC)

Required Course (3 credit hours)

One “core” culture course  chosen from the following list:

>     CLA 210 Classical Mythology

>     CLA 320 Masterpieces  of Classical Literature

>    CLA 325 Gender, Ethnicity and Identity in the Ancient World

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

One additional culture course chosen from the list above OR from the following list (3 credit hours):

>     CLA 215 The Ancient World in Modern Media

>      CLA 395 Special Topics in Classical Studies

>    CLA 3981ndependent Study in Classical Studies

>     GRK 201 Intermediate Greek I

>      GRK 202 Intermediate Greek II

>      GRK 399 Directed Readings in Greek

>    LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I

>      LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II

>     LAT 399 Directed Readings in Latin

One additional culture course chosen from the following list (3 credit hours):

>     HI 207 Ancient World to 180 AD

>      HI 321 Ancient and Medieval Science

>    HI 402 Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius

>      HI 403 Ancient Greek Civilization

>      HI 404 Rome to 337 AD

>    Hl405 History and Archaeology of the Roman Empire

>    HI 406 From Roman Empire to Middle Ages

>    PHI 300 Ancient Philosophy

>      REL 312 Introduction to the New Testament

>     REL 402 Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius

>     REL 412 Advanced Readings in the Christian Gospels

>     REL 413 The Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul

Two courses which may include one or two additional culture courses chosen from any of the lists above AND/OR one or two elementary language courses from the following list (6 credit hours):

>      GRK 101 Elementary Greek I

>      GRK 102 Elementary Greek II

>    LAT 101 Elementary Latin I

>    LAT 102 Elementary Latin II

Students are encouraged, but not required, to take at least one course in Greek or Latin language. Other courses with appropriate focus on the Classical world may be substituted for the courses listed with approval of the minor advisor.

CONCENTRATION IN GREEK         (SIS code: 16CSMGRK)

Required Courses (6 credit hours)

>     GRK 201  Intermediate Greek I

>     GRK 202  Intermediate Greek II Elective Courses (9 credit hours) Three courses chosen from:

>     GRK 399 Directed Readings in Greek (may be taken up to two times for elective credit)

>    LAT 101  Elementary Latin I

>    LAT 102 Elementary Latin II

>    LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I

>    LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II

>     LAT 399 Directed Readings in Latin (may be taken up to two times for elective credit)

>    CLA 210 Classical Mythology

>    CLA 215 The Ancient World in Modern Media

>     CLA 320.Masterpieces  of Classical Literature

>     CLA 325 Gender, Ethnicity and Identity in the Ancient World

>    CLA 395 Special Topics in Classical Studies

>     CLA 3981ndependent Study in Classical Studies

>    Hl207 Ancient World to 180 AD

>    HI 321 Ancient and Medieval Science

>    HI 402 Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius

>    Hl403 Ancient Greek Civilization

>     HI 404 Rome to 337 AD

>     HI 405 History and Archaeology of the Roman Empire

>       HI 406 From Roman Empire to Middle Ages

>     PHI 300 Ancient Philosophy

>     REL 312 Introduction to the New Testament

>      REL 402 Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius

>    REL 412 Advanced Readings in the Christian Gospels

>      REL 413 The Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul

Other elective courses with appropriate focus on the Classical world may be substituted for the courses listed with approval of the minor advisor.

CONCENTRATION IN LATIN    (SIS code: 16CSMLAT)

Required Courses (6 credit hours)

>    LAT 201  Intermediate Latin I

>     LAT 202  Intermediate Latin II

Students who place into LAT 202 will take one additional elective course from the list below.

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

Three courses chosen from:

>     LAT 399 Directed Readings in Latin (may be taken up to two times for elective credit)

>     GRK 101 Elementary Greek I

>    GRK 102 Elementary Greek II

>    GRK 201 Intermediate Greek I

>     GRK 202 Intermediate Greek II

>     GRK 399 Directed Readings in Greek (may be taken up to two times for elective credit)

>    CLA 210 Classical Mythology

>      CLA 215 The Ancient World in Modem Media

>      CLA 320 Masterpieces of Classical Literature

>    CLA 325 Gender, Ethnicity and Identity in the Ancient World

>     CLA 395 Special Topics in Classical Studies

>     CLA 398 Independent Study in Classical Studies

>     HI 207 Ancient World to 180 AD

>     HI 321 Ancient and Medieval Science

>     Hl402 Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius

>    Hl403 Ancient Greek Civilization

>     HI 404 Rome to 337 AD

>     HI 405 History and Archaeology of the Roman Empire

>    HI 406 From Roman Empire to Middle Ages

>    PHI 300 Ancient Philosophy

>     REL 312 Introduction to the New Testament

>       REL 402 Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius

>    REL 412 Advanced Readings in the Christian Gospels

>    REL 413 The Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul

Other elective courses with appropriate focus on the Classical world may be substituted for the courses listed with approval of the minor advisor.

Admissions

Students first download a Departmental Minor Declaration Form and consult with their major advisor for approval of the minor program. After the student obtains the major advisor’s signature, he/she meets with the minor advisor to develop a plan of study indicating required courses and expected dates of completion. A copy of the student’s minor plan of study will be kept on file in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Certification

A University Minor Declaration Form should be submitted to Registration and Records for inclusion  of the minor on the student’s official record. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Students should meet with the Coordinator of Advising, Ms. Susan Navey-Davis (919.515.9288,

http://www4.ncsu.edu/-navey/, 321 Withers), to complete the final certification. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor.

 

Contact Person

Dr. Gary Mathews

Foreign Languages and Literatures Teaching Assistant Professor Withers 227, Box 8106

919-515-9306

gary_m@ncsu.edu

 

SIS Codes:

– Classical Studies: 16CSM

– Classical Studies Classical Culture  Concentration: 16CSMCC

– Classical Studies Greek Concentration: 16CSMGRK

-Classical Studies Latin Concentration: 16CSMLAT

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