California State University, Long Beach Policy Statement
99-23
October 18, 1999


Bachelor of Arts in Classics

Option in Roman Civilization (code 2-6853)

Option in Greek Civilization (code 2-6854)

This new degree with two options was recommended by the Academic Senate onFebruary 4, 1999,
approved by the President on March 23, 1999 and
received the concurrence of the Chancellor's Office on September 15, 1999.



CLASSICS

Classics includes the study of the languages, the literatures and the civilizations of the ancient Greeks and Romans and the peoples with whom they had contact. The Department of Comparative Literature and Classics offers the Bachelor of Arts in Classics and minors in Classical Studies, Latin, and Greek. Within the Classics major two options are offered, Roman Civilization and Greek Civilization.
Classics, along with rhetoric, made up undergraduate education in Europe and the Americas from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century. Today classical studies remains a practical liberal arts major for developing critical thinking skills, for understanding the core of Western civilization, for developing facility with
English, and for cultivating aesthetic and moral sensitivity. Classics majors are often successful in law, government service, business, secondary and elementary education, library science and medicine. Students interested in graduate school in either Classics or Classical Archaeology should consult with the departmental
advisor as early as possible in their academic careers.
The department recommends that some time be spent in either Italy or Greece on one of the many programs designed to familiarize students with the physical remains of these civilizations (Athens Year, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Aegean Institute, the American Academy in Rome, etc.). Courses at one of these institutions may be substituted for CSULB courses with departmental approval.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CLASSICS
Option in Roman Civilization (code 2-6853)

Requirements

41-43 units with a minimum of 21 upper division units (excluding LAT 321).

1. Elementary Latin. 6-8 units selected from among the following: LAT 101A and 101B (8) or LAT 321 (6) The
requirement of this category may be met by high school equivalents, but total units must still equal 41.

2. Upper Division Latin. 12 units selected from among the following: LAT 301A, 301B, 451, 452, 490

3. Classics courses. 15 units selected from among the following: CLSC 124, 135, 191, 310I, 410I, 421I, C/LT 312I*

* The Department strongly recommends that this course be taken in Italy during the winter session.

4. Courses in antiquity. A minimum of 8 units selected from among the following: GK 101A, Gk 101B, ART 408 (Early Christian and Byzantine Art), ART 417 (Roman Art), COMM 300 (Survey of Rhetorical Theory), C/LT 452**, ENGL 431 (Classical Background of English Literature), HIST 131 (Early Western Civilization), HIST 314 (Roman History), HIST 318 (Byzantine Empire), PHIL 490** (Special Topics Early Philosophy), POSC 301 (Classical Political Theory), R/ST 471I (Early Christianity and Society)

**with topic appropriate to ancient Roman studies and approval of advisor

The Department additionally recommends C/LT 232.

Option in Greek Civilization (code 2-6854)

Requirements

43 total units consisting of a minimum of 21 upper division units:

1. Elementary language. 8 units: GK 101A, 101B

2. Upper division Greek. 12 units selected from among the following: GK 301A, 301B, 351, 352, 490

3. Classics courses. 15 units selected from among the following: CLSC 124, 135, 191, 310I, 410I, 421I, C/LT 310I*

*The Department strongly recommends that this course be taken in Greece during the winter session.

4. Courses in antiquity. A minimum of 8 units selected from among the following: LAT 101A, LAT 101B, LAT
321, ART 408 ((Early Christian and Byzantine Art), ART 416 (Greek Art), COMM 300, (Survey of Rhetorical Theory), C/LT 452**, ENGL 431 (Classical Background of English Literature), HIST 131 (Early Western Civilization), HIST 313 (Ancient Greece), HIST 318 (Byzantine Empire), PHIL 421 (Plato), PHIL 422 (Aristotle), PHIL 490** (Special Topics Early Philosophy), POST 301 (Classical Political Theory) R/ST 471I (Early Christianity and Society), R/ST 494A (Greek Religion)

**with topic appropriate to ancient Greek studies and approval of advisor

The department additionally recommends C/LT 232





EFFECTIVE: Fall 1999



Code: 2-6853 and 2-6854
College: 28
Career: UG
IPEDS (Major) ERSS: 15041
IPEDS (Degree) ERSD: 15041