Overview

The undergraduate Major in Classics at UM has four possible tracks. Greek, Latin, Greek and Latin, and Classical Studies. To satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement in the discipline, students majoring in Classics should take three courses marked W from the list of GRE, LAT, and CLA courses offered in the catalog.

Curriculum Requirements

Greek Track

Major Courses
GRE 101Elementary Ancient Greek I3
GRE 102Elementary Ancient Greek II3
GRE 201Intermediate Ancient Greek I3
Select five additional courses in Greek (GRE 202 and above) 215
Select two Classic-in-translation (CLA) courses 36
In order for this major to fulfill the People and Society area of knowledge requirement, these two courses must be selected from the following:
Greek Civilization
Sports and Society in the Ancient World
Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World
Magic and the Occult in Antiquity
Sciences in Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Greek and Roman Law
Ancient Medicine
The Good Life (EXP)
Ancient Greece
The Hellenistic Age
The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 108Precalculus Mathematics II3
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities or People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor Requirement15
Electives48
Total Credit Hours120

Latin Track

Major Requirements
LAT 101Elementary Latin I3
LAT 102Elementary Latin II3
LAT 201Intermediate Latin I3
Select five additional courses in Latin (LAT 202 and above) 115
Select two Classic-in-translation (CLA) courses 36
In order for this major to fulfill the People and Society area of knowledge requirement, these two courses must be selected from the following:
Greek Civilization
Sports and Society in the Ancient World
Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World
Magic and the Occult in Antiquity
Sciences in Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Greek and Roman Law
Ancient Medicine
The Good Life (EXP)
Ancient Greece
The Hellenistic Age
The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 108Precalculus Mathematics II3
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities or People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor Requirement15
Electives48
Total Credit Hours120

Latin and Greek Track

Major Requirements
LAT 101Elementary Latin I3
LAT 102Elementary Latin II3
LAT 201Intermediate Latin I3
GRE 101Elementary Ancient Greek I3
GRE 102Elementary Ancient Greek II3
GRE 201Intermediate Ancient Greek I3
Select two additional courses in Latin (LAT 202 and above) 16
Select two additional courses in Greek (GRE 202 and above) 26
Select two Classic-in-translation (CLA) courses 36
In order for this major to fulfill the People and Society area of knowledge requirement, these two courses must be selected from the following:
Greek Civilization
Sports and Society in the Ancient World
Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World
Magic and the Occult in Antiquity
Sciences in Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Greek and Roman Law
Ancient Medicine
The Good Life (EXP)
Ancient Greece
The Hellenistic Age
The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 108Precalculus Mathematics II3
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities or People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor Requirement15
Electives42
Total Credit Hours120

Classical Studies Track

Major Requirements
Select one course among the following four choices:3
Greek and Roman Mythology
Writing on Greek and Roman Mythology
The Greek and Latin Roots of English
Medical Terminology
Select seven other CLA, LAT, or GRE courses in any combination, four of which at the 300 level or higher. If there are no LAT or GRE courses among the seven, either CLA 210 or CLA 211 must be one of the seven courses.21
In order for this major to fulfill the People and Society area of knowledge requirement, two of these courses must be selected from the following:
Greek Civilization
Sports and Society in the Ancient World
Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World
Magic and the Occult in Antiquity
Sciences in Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Greek and Roman Law
Ancient Medicine
The Good Life (EXP)
Ancient Greece
The Hellenistic Age
The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 108Precalculus Mathematics II3
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities or People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor Requirement15
Electives54
Total Credit Hours120

Suggested Plans of Study

Greek Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
GRE 101 Elementary Ancient Greek I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 130 Introductory Calculus 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
BUS 200 Introduction to Business 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
GRE 102 Elementary Ancient Greek II 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
INS 101 Global Perspectives 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
 Credit Hours16
Year Two
Fall
GRE 102 Elementary Ancient Greek II 3
INS 102 Global Economics 3
INS 201 Globalization and Change in World Politics 3
APY 202 Principles of Cultural Anthropology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours16
Spring
GRE 202 Intermediate Ancient Greek II 3
INS 202 INS Methodology 3
PHI 210 Symbolic Logic 3
COS 211 Public Speaking 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
GRE 311 Plato 3
INS 341 Nationalism, Ethnicity and Conflict 3
GSS 301 Feminist Inquiries 3
REL 109 Anthropology of Religion 3
GRE 300 (EXP) Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA 220 3
INS 320 Global Economics II 3
INS 591 The European Union 3
INS 595 European Social Movements 3
GSS 220 European Sexualities 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
GRE 321 Euripides 3
CLA 243 The Art of Government in Greece and Rome 3
INS 330 Introduction of Comparative Studies 3
APY 399 The Anthropology of Kinship and Family in America 3
MTH 230 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
GRE 401 Special Topics in Greek Literature 3
INS 420 Global Trade 3
APY 362 The Languages of the World 3
PHI 340 Theory of Knowledge 3
POL 306 Positive Political Theory 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours122

Latin Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
LAT 101 Elementary Latin I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 130 Introductory Calculus 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
BUS 200 Introduction to Business 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
LAT 102 Elementary Latin II 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
INS 101 Global Perspectives 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
 Credit Hours16
Year Two
Fall
LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I 3
INS 102 Global Economics 3
INS 201 Globalization and Change in World Politics 3
APY 202 Principles of Cultural Anthropology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours16
Spring
LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II 3
INS 202 INS Methodology 3
PHI 210 Symbolic Logic 3
COS 211 Public Speaking 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
LAT 203 Ovid's Metamorphoses 3
LAT 311 Cicero: Orations 3
INS 341 Nationalism, Ethnicity and Conflict 3
GSS 301 Feminist Inquiries 3
REL 109 Anthropology of Religion 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA 220 3
INS 320 Global Economics II 3
INS 591 The European Union 3
INS 595 European Social Movements 3
GSS 220 European Sexualities 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
LAT 323 Seneca 3
CLA 243 The Art of Government in Greece and Rome 3
INS 330 Introduction of Comparative Studies 3
APY 399 The Anthropology of Kinship and Family in America 3
MTH 230 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
LAT 402 Special Topics in Latin Literature 3
INS 420 Global Trade 3
APY 362 The Languages of the World 3
PHI 340 Theory of Knowledge 3
POL 306 Positive Political Theory 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours122

Latin and Greek Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
GRE 101 Elementary Ancient Greek I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 130 Introductory Calculus 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
 Credit Hours14
Spring
GRE 102 Elementary Ancient Greek II 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
INS 101 Global Perspectives 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 162 HHMI Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory. 1
 Credit Hours18
Year Two
Fall
GRE 201 Intermediate Ancient Greek I 3
INS 102 Global Economics 3
INS 201 Globalization and Change in World Politics 3
APY 202 Principles of Cultural Anthropology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours16
Spring
GRE 202 Intermediate Ancient Greek II 3
INS 202 INS Methodology 3
PHI 210 Symbolic Logic 3
COS 211 Public Speaking 3
LAT 101 Elementary Latin I 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
GRE 311 Plato 3
ART 105 Figure Drawing 3
INS 341 Nationalism, Ethnicity and Conflict 3
CLA 243 The Art of Government in Greece and Rome 3
LAT 102 Elementary Latin II 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA 220 3
INS 320 Global Economics II 3
INS 591 The European Union 3
INS 595 European Social Movements 3
LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
LAT 321 Virgil 3
REL 105 One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions 3
INS 330 Introduction of Comparative Studies 3
APY 399 The Anthropology of Kinship and Family in America 3
MTH 230 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
LAT 401 Special Topics in Latin Literature 3
INS 420 Global Trade 3
APY 362 The Languages of the World 3
PHI 340 Theory of Knowledge 3
POL 306 Positive Political Theory 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours123

Classical Studies Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
LAT 101 Elementary Latin I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 130 Introductory Calculus 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
 Credit Hours14
Spring
LAT 102 Elementary Latin II 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
INS 101 Global Perspectives 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
 Credit Hours18
Year Two
Fall
LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I 3
INS 102 Global Economics 3
INS 201 Globalization and Change in World Politics 3
APY 202 Principles of Cultural Anthropology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours16
Spring
CLA 101 Greek and Roman Mythology 3
INS 202 INS Methodology 3
PHI 210 Symbolic Logic 3
COS 211 Public Speaking 3
BUS 200 Introduction to Business 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
LAT 321 Virgil 3
ART 105 Figure Drawing 3
INS 341 Nationalism, Ethnicity and Conflict 3
CLA 370 Self and Other in the Ancient World 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
INS 320 Global Economics II 3
INS 591 The European Union 3
INS 595 European Social Movements 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
CLA 303 The Roman Republic 3
REL 105 One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions 3
INS 330 Introduction of Comparative Studies 3
APY 399 The Anthropology of Kinship and Family in America 3
MTH 230 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA 304 The Roman Empire 3
APY 362 The Languages of the World 3
INS 420 Global Trade 3
PHI 340 Theory of Knowledge 3
POL 306 Positive Political Theory 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours123

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Goals

The objectives of the program and of the Bachelor of Arts in Classics have remain the following: 

  • to train students in the Ancient Greek and/or Latin languages;
  • to educate them about the literature, history, archaeology, and philosophy of the ancient Greco-Roman world;
  • to hone their skills in written English; and
  • to allow them to develop a broad knowledge of the arts of language and the logic and rhetoric of expression.

Like majors in English, History, and Philosophy, majors in Classics go on to a wide variety of graduate and professional programs: medical school, nursing school, other health professions, business school, the arts, museums, and library sciences. Majors in Classics receive superb preparation for law school, become bankers and entrepreneurs, and work for both government and non-government organizations such as charitable institutions and foundations. Our program trains students to enter these fields with strong intellectual values and well-honed skills in expository and analytical language.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Language Competence: To complete the degree in Classics the student must gain the ability to read Classical Latin and/or Greek texts, in the original language(s), at either an intermediate (Track IV) or an advanced (Tracks I-III) level of fluency.
  • Cultural and Disciplinary Literacy: To complete the degree in Classics the student shall receive extensive exposure to Classical texts, both in the original language(s) and in English translation. In the process, s/he should also gain a solid grounding in the basics of the field, and a substantial basic awareness of several areas of the academic discipline: archaeology, philosophy, ancient history, and literature.
  • Written and Analytical Expression: To complete the degree in Classics the student must demonstrate the ability to read intelligently, to think analytically, and to write critically about Classical literatures and cultures. S/he should also have developed an awareness of how such knowledge pertains to any individual’s metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics—in other words, how Classics pertains to living richly and as a productive member of society. (It should be noted that the Department of Classics has been collecting data for this learning outcome, now required under the new Advanced Writing and Communication Requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences, since Fall 2011).