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The Major:An undergraduate major in classical studies is interdisciplinary in nature. It provides students with training in the literature and culture of the ancients. This will allow them to do further work on the graduate level in classics or allied fields (archaeology, history, philosophy), or to seek Florida certification for teaching Latin. (Students interested in these fields should consult the undergraduate coordinator as soon as possible for specific requirements.) A classical studies major is excellent general preparation for entry to professional schools (medicine, law) and serves as a broad liberal arts education.
A student must fulfill a language requirement in either beginning Latin or ancient Greek, as follows:
The student then has a choice of three different concentrations:
Honors: To graduate cum laude, a student must have a 3.5 junior-/senior-level average. To graduate magna cum laude (high honors) or summa cum laude (highest honors), a student must also complete an approved special project or thesis. In cases where the thesis or project is of exceptional merit, the department may recommend highest honors.
The Minor: An undergraduate minor consists of five courses (15 hours) with grades of C or better. Three of these courses (9 hours) must be taken at the 3000 level or higher. Please consult the department.
Overseas Study: The department participates in many programs of study overseas, particularly in Italy and Greece. A student may study for the summer, a semester or the academic year. Contact the undergraduate coordinator well in advance of going to Italy or Greece.
Courses: There are no prerequisites for the CLA or CLT courses (except for CLA/CLT 4905, CLT 4374 and CLA 4173). The language courses in Classical Greek, Modern Greek and Latin after the initial 1120 level have specific prerequisites. Placement Test: Students who plan to continue the study of Latin, which they began in high school or another college, must present an SAT II Latin score before registering at the appropriate level. Students with SAT II scores should consult the Schedule of Courses or the department regarding the appropriate sequence.
If Latin SAT II was not taken, students must take this test on campus. Times and places are posted in the department office. Students with three years of high school Latin may not enroll in LAT 1120, regardless of placement test results. The lowest level they may enroll in is Latin 1121. Students must bring their high school transcript to the first class or they may be dropped from the course. Students with four years of high school Latin may not enroll in courses below LNW 2630, regardless of placement test results, and they must take the placement test.
Students who have earned a three or above on a Latin AP exam or four or above on the IB exam will find UF course equivalents listed in the Academic Advising section of the catalog.
* Students with prior Greek or Latin and an SAT II Latin score of 540 or higher, a 3 or higher on the AP Latin exam or a 4 or higher on the IB exam will begin with more advanced courses.
Proficiency may be demonstrated by completing LNW 2630 (Latin Love Poetry) or LNW 3660 (Vergil) or a 2000-level ancient Greek course. Students in the teacher certification concentration should take Latin.
Students following the ancient language concentration need to complete the following by the end of fourth year: 15 hours in Latin, ancient Greek or a combination of the two at the 3000 level, plus two courses on the ancient Graeco-Roman world. Such students should begin the ancient Greek or Latin sequence now if they have not already done so. Students in the high school teaching concentration need to complete by the end of the senior year 9 hours in Latin vocabulary, grammar and composition, 15 hours in Latin literature (not in translation) and 6 hours in Roman culture.
** Courses may be from the Classics department or from the following list of approved courses in other departments: ANT (Anthropology) 4110, 4123, 4124; ARH (Art) 3130, 3171, 3200, 4135; EUH (History) 2000, 3401, 3412; PHH (Philosophy) 2062, 3103; POT (Political Science) 4013; REL (Religion) 3511, 3252. Students in the teacher certification concentration should take a Latin literature course.
*** 6 hours of modern Greek may be substituted for one of these courses.
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