Classics: Classical Languages, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Classics, Classical Languages Concentration


department website: http://www.classics.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Classics Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: classics@illinois.edu


for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Classics, Classical Languages Concentration


A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60 - 75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Departmental distinction: Students seeking departmental distinction must have at least a 3.5 average in relevant courses and should consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the earliest opportunity.


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting coursework: Normally equates to 44 hours. Twelve (12) hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.


Students choose one of three tracks: Ancient Greek, Latin, or Ancient Greek & Latin


Ancient Greek Track

GRK 101, Elementary Greek I, is a prerequisite for subsequent GRK courses; does not count toward the 32 hours for the concentration.

Ancient Greek Track
GRK 102Elementary Greek II4
GRK 201Classical & Koine Greek I4
GRK 202Classical & Koine Greek II4
GRK 411Greek Prose Composition3
CLCV 114Introduction to Greek Culture3
11 hours of Greek courses, at least 6 hours of which must be at the 300-400 level, from the following:11
Elementary Modern Greek I
Elementary Modern Greek II
Survey of Greek Literature
Intermediate Modern Greek I
Intermediate Modern Greek II
Readings in Greek Literature
Senior Thesis
Independent Reading
One additional CLCV course (3 hours)3
Supporting coursework, a minor or a second major in an area of study chosen by the student and approved by the Department of Classics Director of Undergraduate Studies12
Total Hours44

Latin Track

LAT 101,Elementary Latin I, is a prerequisite for subsequent LAT courses and does not count toward the 32 hours for the concentration.

Latin Track
LAT 102Elementary Latin II4
LAT 201Intermediate Latin4
LAT 202Intro to Latin Literature4
LAT 411Intermediate Prose Composition3
CLCV 116The Roman Achievement3
11 hours of latin courses, at least 6 hours of which must be at the 300-400 level, chosen from the following:11
Survey of Latin Literature
Medieval Latin
Readings in Latin Literature
Senior Thesis
Independent Reading
One additional CLCV course3
Supporting coursework, a minor or a second major in an area of study chosen by the student and approved by the Department of the CLassics Director of Undergraduate Studies12
Total Hours44

Ancient Greek & Latin Track

LAT 101, Elementary Latin I (a prerequisite for subsequent LAT courses) and GRK 101, Elementary Greek I (a prerequisite for subsequent GRK courses) and do not count toward the 32 hours for the concentration.

Ancient Greek & Latin Track
GRK 102Elementary Greek II4
GRK 201Classical & Koine Greek I4
GRK 202Classical & Koine Greek II4
LAT 102Elementary Latin II4
LAT 201Intermediate Latin4
LAT 202Intro to Latin Literature4
GRK 411Greek Prose Composition3
or LAT 411 Intermediate Prose Composition
Additional GRK or LAT coursework at 400-level2
One CLCV course3
Supporting coursework, a minor or a second major in an area of study chosen by the student and approved by the Department of the Classics Director of Undergraduate Studies12
Total Hours44