Daniel B. Levine
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Classical Studies Website 

The Classical Studies Program offers a major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The program also offers a minor in classical studies.

Classical studies are the oldest discipline in the humanities and will teach you a lot about why our world is the way it is. Based on the Greek and Latin literature, the Classics remain essential to many fields in the liberal arts, including the study of ancient art, architecture, history, mythology, and philosophy. Based on Greek and Latin literature, the program draws faculty from five different departments. In addition to Greek and Latin, courses are offered on various aspects of classical civilization. Study abroad options in Greek and Italy are available.

University and College Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies

In addition to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see under Degree Completion Program Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Courses marked with an asterisk also may count towards the state minimum core. 

State Minimum Core35
CLST 1003Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece *3
CLST 1013Introduction to Classical Studies: Rome *3
CLST 4003HHonors Classical Studies Colloquium3
15 credit hours of Ancient Greek or Latin. 15
18 credit hours in additional classical languages and/or specific classical studies-related electives, to be selected from the following courses: 118
History of Architecture I
Ancient Art (prerequisite ARHS 2913 Art History Survey I)
Medieval Art (prerequisite ARHS 2913 Art History Survey I)
Greek and Roman Mythology
Special Topics in Classical Studies
Honors Special Topics in Classical Studies
Greek Art and Archaeology
Honors Greek Art and Archaeology
Greek Art and Archaeology
Honors Greek Art and Archaeology
Roman Art and Archaeology
Roman Art and Archaeology
Honors Roman Art and Archaeology
Democratic Athens
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World
Roman Republic
Roman Empire
Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
Late Middle Ages
Byzantine Empire
Archaic Greece
Ancient Greek Philosophy (prerequisite 3 hours of philosophy)
Platonism and Origin of Christian Theology (prerequisite 3 hours of philosophy)
Medieval Philosophy
Any Fulbright College credit hours numbered at the 3000-level or higher (depends on the number of 3000-level or higher credit hours completed from the major electives)0-6
Any UA-Fayetteville credit hours numbered at the 3000-level or higher 6
Any credit hours numbered at the 3000-level or higher or any 2000-level credit hours that have a course prerequisite (depends on the number of 3000-level or higher credit hours or 2000-level credit hours that have a course prerequisite completed from the major electives)1-4
General Electives27-36
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies

Eight-Semester Degree Plan

State minimum core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives in consultation with their academic advisor.

Students selecting to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for University requirements of the program as well as the Fulbright College requirements.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
GREK 1003 Elementary Ancient Greek I
or LATN 1003 Elementary Latin I
3  
CLST 1003 Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2, 4.1, and 5.1)3  
General Electives3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
GREK 1013 Elementary Ancient Greek II
or LATN 1013 Elementary Latin II
  3
CLST 1013 Introduction to Classical Studies: Rome (recommended) or other approved classical studies/language elective)  3
State Minimum Core—U.S. History or Government (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)  3
General Electives  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
GREK 2003 Intermediate Ancient Greek I
or LATN 2003 Petronius' Satyricon
3  
State Minimum Core—Fine Arts (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)13  
State Minimum Core—Science with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
State Minimum Core--Social Sciences (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)23  
General Electives2  
GREK 2013 Homer
or LATN 2013 Catullus
  3
State Minimum Core—Social Sciences (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)2  6
State Minimum Core—Science with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
General Electives  2
Year Total: 15 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
Any 3000-level or higher Ancient Greek or Latin course3  
Major Electives6  
Any Fulbright College credit hours numbered at the 3000-level or higher3  
General Electives3  
Major Electives  6
Any Fulbright College credit hours numbered at the 3000-level or higher  3
General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Major Electives6  
Any UA-Fayetteville credit hours numbered at the 3000-level or higher3  
Any credit hours numbered at the 3000-level or higher or any 2000-level credit hours that have a course prerequisite4  
General Electives2  
CLST 4003H Honors Classical Studies Colloquium (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 6.1)  3
Any UA-Fayetteville credit hours numbered at the 3000-level or higher  3
General Electives  9
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a Minor in Classical Studies:

Students should select appropriate courses from the following areas:

1. 9 hours of Ancient Greek or Latin courses numbered above 2000,
2. 6 hours of additional work in classical languages and/or specific classical studies-related electives, to be selected from the following courses:
History of Architecture I
Ancient Art
Medieval Art
Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece
Introduction to Classical Studies: Rome
Greek and Roman Mythology
Democratic Athens
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World
Roman Republic
Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
Late Middle Ages
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Platonism and Origin of Christian Theology
Medieval Philosophy
3. Three hours of a classical studies colloquium (CLST 4003H).

Requirements for Honors in Classical Studies: The Honors Program in Classical Studies gives students of high ability the opportunity to strengthen their study of classics by intensifying their experience with ancient languages and cultures.

In addition to the requirements for graduation with a major in classical studies and the general college requirements for a B.A. degree, honors candidates in classical studies must

  1. Be accepted as honors candidates by the Classical Studies Committee,
  2. Complete at least three semesters in a second classical language,
  3. Enroll in at least two 1-hour units of CLST 399VH and pursue independent-study topics under the guidance of classical studies faculty,
  4. Enroll for two hours of CLST 399VH and write an honors thesis, and
  5. Defend and discuss their entire honors program in an oral examination.

Successful completion of the requirements will be recognized by the award of the distinction “Classical Studies Scholar Cum Laude” at graduation. Higher degree distinctions are recommended only in truly exceptional cases and are based upon the whole of the candidate’s program of honors studies.

Faculty

Coon, Lynda L., Ph.D., M.A. (University of Virginia), B.A. (James Madison University), Professor, Department of History, 1990, 2013.
Fredrick, David Charles, Ph.D. (University of Southern California), M.A., B.A. (University of Kansas), Associate Professor, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, 1991, 1997.
Levine, Daniel, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati), B.A. (University of Minnesota), University Professor, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, 1980, 2016.
Muntz, Charles E., Ph.D. (Duke University), B.A. (Swarthmore College), Associate Professor, Department of History, 2008, 2018.
Vennarucci, Rhodora, Ph.D., M.A. (State University of New York at Buffalo), B.A. (University of Michigan), Assistant Professor, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, 2013, 2017.

Courses

CLST 1003. Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the world of Ancient Greece, from the Trojan War to Alexander the Great. Progresses chronologically, focusing on the literary, artistic, political, and philosophical ideas of the Greeks. Who were they and how are we like them? (Typically offered: Fall Odd Years)

CLST 1003H. Honors Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece. 3 Hours.

Honors. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy. (Typically offered: Fall Odd Years)
This course is equivalent to CLST 1003.

CLST 1013. Introduction to Classical Studies: Rome. 3 Hours.

A multi-faceted introduction to Roman culture, focusing on the literature, philosophy, architecture, history, art and archeology. Source material to be read in English. Lectures liberally illustrated with slides. (Typically offered: Spring Even Years)

CLST 1013H. Honors Introduction to Classical Studies: Rome. 3 Hours.

Honors introduction to Classical Studies: Rome. (Typically offered: Spring Even Years)
This course is equivalent to CLST 1013.

CLST 2323. Greek and Roman Mythology. 3 Hours.

A study of the stories, figures, and motifs in the mythology of Greece and Rome. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Irregular)

CLST 3003. Special Topics in Classical Studies. 3 Hours.

Close examination of subject matter not presented in regularly offered CLST courses. May be repeated for different topics. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

CLST 3003H. Honors Special Topics in Classical Studies. 3 Hours.

Close examination of subject matter not presented in regularly offered CLST courses. May be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Honors standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to CLST 3003.

CLST 399VH. Honors Course Classical Studies. 1-6 Hour.

CLST honors thesis projects or CLST honors study abroad programs. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

CLST 4003H. Honors Classical Studies Colloquium. 3 Hours.

Covers a special topic or issue in classical studies. Appropriate for honors program students and students pursuing classical studies. May be repeated when the content is changed. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Spring) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

CLST 4413. Greek Art and Archaeology. 3 Hours.

Greek Art and Archaeology focuses on how visual and material culture shaped and were shaped by Greek society (religion, politics, military, economy, gender, etc.) from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Masterpieces of Greek art are analyzed alongside the material remains of everyday Greeks in civic and domestic spaces. (Typically offered: Spring; Summer Odd Years)
This course is cross-listed with ARHS 4413.

CLST 4413H. Honors Greek Art and Archaeology. 3 Hours.

Greek Art and Archaeology focuses on how visual and material culture shaped and were shaped by Greek society (religion, politics, military, economy, gender, etc.) from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Masterpieces of Greek art are analyzed alongside the material remains of everyday Greeks in civic and domestic spaces. (Typically offered: Spring; Summer Odd Years)
This course is cross-listed with CLST 4413, ARHS 4413.

CLST 4423. Roman Art and Archaeology. 3 Hours.

Roman Art and Archaeology focuses on how visual and material culture shaped and were shaped by Roman society (religion, politics, economy, gender, ethnicity, etc.) from the Iron Age through the Late Antique period. We encounter famous masterpieces, but also the material remains of everyday Romans in civic and domestic spaces. (Typically offered: Spring and Summer Even Years)
This course is cross-listed with ARHS 4423.