The Classics A.B. explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with or without concentrating on the ancient languages, although some study of Greek and Latin is strongly encouraged.

The major comprises five areas of emphasis (AOEs):

  1. Classical Culture
  2. Classical Culture—Classical Archaeology
  3. Classical Languages—Greek
  4. Classical Languages—Greek & Latin
  5. Classical Languages—Latin

All students who enter and most students who transfer to the University Fall 2008 or later must meet the new UGA General Education Core Curriculum requirements (GENED).

Degree Requirements

I - III: UGA General Education Core Curriculum (GENED) Requirements and Recommendations for Major

Students should take GENED courses to satisfy the Core in accordance with their personal interests and tastes. The department suggests that intended majors consider the following courses to fulfill certain Areas of the Core:

IV: World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 HOURS)

Preferred Course(s): CLAS 1000/CLAS 1000H or CLAS 1010/CLAS 1010H (take course in Area IV or in general electives)

V: Social Sciences (9 HOURS)

Preferred Course: CLAS (ANTH) 3015

VI. Foundation Courses for Major (18 HOURS)

Two (2) Language Courses 

  • 3rd semester foreign language
  • 4th semester foreign language

Choose two (2) courses from the following:

  • CLAS 1000/H/W (Greek Culture)
  • CLAS 1010/H/W (Roman Culture)
  • CLAS 1020/1020H (Classical Mythology)
  • CLAS (ANTH) 3015
  • ARHI 2300/2311H (Art History 1)

Choose two (2) ADDITIONAL courses from the following:

  • ARHI 2300/2311H if not chosen above
  • CLAS 1000/1000H if not chosen above
  • CLAS 1010/1010H if not chosen above
  • CLAS 1020/1020H if not chosen above
  • CLAS (ANTH) 3015
  • CLAS (LING) 2010 (English Vocabulary)
  • CMLT 2210/2250H (Western World Lit to 17th Cent)
  • HIST 2301/2311H (West Soc to 1500)
  • LING 2100/2100H (Study of Language)
  • PHIL 2010/2010H (Intro to Philosophy)
  • RELI 1001/2001H (Judaism Christianity Islam)

Area of Emphasis: Classical Culture

REQUIRED COURSES (15 HOURS)

  • Five (5) 3000- or higher-level CLAS courses

MAJOR ELECTIVES (15 HOURS)

Select five (5) courses from:

  • 3000-level or above CLAS courses
  • 4000-level GREK courses
  • 4000-level LATN courses
  • 3000-level or above courses that have a significant component dealing with the ancient Greco-Roman world and are approved by the Department of Classics from its list or with department approval
  • 1000/2000-level courses in GREK, LATN, or HEBR (up to two courses of 1000/2000-level Greek, Latin, or Hebrew can be included if not used to satisfy Area IV)

Area of Emphasis: Classical Culture—Classical Archaeology

REQUIRED COURSES (15 HOURS)

One (1) 4000-level GREK or LATN course

Four (4) courses from the following:

  • CLAS 4010/6010 (Archaic Greece)    
  • CLAS 4949/6040 (Hellenistic World)
  • CLAS 4070/6070 (Roman Britain)
  • CLAS 4100/6100 (Anc Roman Cities)
  • CLAS 4110/6110 (Etruscans)
  • CLAS 4120/6012 (Pompeii & Hercule)
  • CLAS 4130/6130 (Arch Rome Provinces)
  • CLAS 4140/6140 (Arch Carthage)
  • CLAS 4150/6150 (Pract Classic Arch)
  • CLAS 4160/6160 (Late Antiquity)
  • CLAS 4330/6330 (Greek Theatre
  • CLAS 4340/6340 (Ancient Athens)
  • CLAS 4350/6350 (Ancient Rome)
  • CLAS 4360/6360 (Ancient Daily Life)         
  • CLAS 4370/6370 (Roman Theatre)
  • CLAS 4380/6380 (Death Ant & Legacy)
  • CLAS 4390/6390 (Grand Tour)
  • CLAS 4395/6395 (Class Legacy)

MAJOR ELECTIVES (15 HOURS)         

Select five (5) courses from:

  • 3000-level or above CLAS courses
  • 4000-level GREK courses
  • 4000-level LATN courses
  • 3000-level or above courses that have a significant component dealing with the ancient Greco-Roman world and are approved by the Department of Classics from its list or with department approval
  • 1000/2000-level courses in GREK, LATN, or HEBR (up to two courses of 1000/2000-level Greek, Latin, or Hebrew can be included if not used to satisfy Area IV)

Area of Emphasis: Classical Languages—Greek

REQUIRED COURSES (15 HOURS)

Five (5) 4000-level GREK courses

MAJOR ELECTIVES (15 HOURS)

Select five (5) courses from:

  • 3000-level or above CLAS courses
  • 4000-level GREK courses
  • 4000-level LATN courses
  • 3000-level or above courses that have a significant component dealing with the ancient Greco-Roman world and are approved by the Department of Classics from its list or with department approval
  • 1000/2000-level courses in LATN or HEBR (up to two courses of 1000/2000-level Latin or Hebrew can be included if not used to satisfy Area IV)

Area of Emphasis: Classical Languages—Latin

REQUIRED COURSES (15 HOURS)

Five (5) 4000-level LATN courses

MAJOR ELECTIVES (15 HOURS)

Select five (5) courses from:

  • 3000-level or above CLAS courses
  • 4000-level GREK courses
  • 4000-level LATN courses
  • 3000-level or above courses that have a significant component dealing with the ancient Greco-Roman world and are approved by the Department of Classics from its list or with department approval
  • 1000/2000-level courses in GREK or HEBR (up to two courses of 1000/2000-level Greek or Hebrew can be included if not used to satisfy Area IV)

Area of Emphasis: Classical Languages—Greek & Latin

REQUIRED COURSES (27-30 HOURS)

  • GREK 2003 (if not taken in Area VI) OR LATN 2001 and LATN 2002 (if not taken in Area VI)
  • Four (4) 4000-level GREK courses
  • Four (4) 4000-level LATN courses

MAJOR ELECTIVES (15 HOURS)         

Select five (5) courses from:

  • 3000-level or above CLAS courses
  • 4000-level GREK courses
  • 4000-level LATN courses
  • 3000-level or above courses that have a significant component dealing with the ancient Greco-Roman world and are approved by the Department of Classics from its list or with department approval
  • 1000/2000-level courses in HEBR (up to two courses of 1000/2000-level Hebrew can be included if not used to satisfy Area IV)