Major Programs

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The Classical Studies programs offers three different degree paths: Classics, Greek, and Latin. Each consists of a choice of twelve upper-division courses (forty-eight units) approved for the program and listed on the "Courses" page. All courses used to meet requirements for a major in Classical Studies must be taken for a letter grade and be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Classics

Language Competency



Students must have a knowledge of either or both Latin and Greek. Please contact the Literature Department if you have previously taken Latin or Greek and need help deciding exactly how to approach your language education.

Latin

LTLA 1 Beginning Latin

LTLA 2 Intermediate Latin (I)

LTLA 3 Intermediate Latin (II)

Greek

LTGK 1 Beginning Greek

LTGK 2 Intermediate Greek (I)

LTGK 3 Intermediate Greek (II)

Equivalent

Majors who have taken language courses in high school or at community colleges should speak to the Program Director about how those courses may count toward completing their language competency. 

Lower Division Course Requirements

LTWL 19A Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

LTWL 19B Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

LTWL 19C Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Upper Division Course Requirements

Nine of the twelve upper-division courses must be distributed between LTLA and LTGK courses numbered 100 and above (but exclusive of LTLA 101 and 102 and LTGK 101), six in one literature and three in the other according to the student's emphasis.

Latin Emphasis

LTLA Elective

LTLA Elective

LTLA Elective

LTLA Elective

LTLA Elective

LTLA Elective

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

Greek Emphasis

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

LTLA Elective

LTLA Elective

LTLA Elective

The remaining three courses may be in classical civilization (in English translation), selected from the list of approved courses from history, LTWL, philosophy, political science, and visual arts, though additional LTLA or LTGK courses numbered 100 and above (including LTLA 101 and 102 and LTGK 101) are acceptable here. These must be from at least two departments and selected in consultation with the advisor to reflect the relative emphasis upon the Greek and Latin literatures, but with at least one focusing upon each culture.

Elective (Dept.1)

Elective (Dept. 2)

Elective

Greek

Language Competency



Students must have a knowledge of Greek. Please contact the Literature Department if you have previously taken Greek and need help deciding exactly how to approach your language education.

Greek

LTGK 1 Beginning Greek

LTGK 2 Intermediate Greek (I)

LTGK 3 Intermediate Greek (II)

Equivalent

Majors who have taken language courses in high school or at community colleges should speak to the Program Director about how those courses may count toward completing their language competency.

Lower Division Course Requirements

LTWL 19A Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

LTWL 19B Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

LTWL 19C Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Upper Division Course Requirements

The major requires twelve upper division courses. Six of the twelve upper-division courses must be LTGK courses numbered 100 and above, but exclusive of LTGK 101.

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

LTGK Elective

The remaining six courses may be in classical civilization (in English translation), selected from the list of approved courses from history, LTWL, philosophy, political science, and visual arts, though additional LTGK courses numbered 100 and above (including LTGK 101) are acceptable here. These must be from at least two departments and selected in consultation with the adviser; courses dealing with Greek civilization are strongly preferred.

Elective (Dept.1)

Elective (Dept. 2)

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Latin

Language Competency



Students must have a knowledge of Latin. Please contact the Literature Department if you have previously taken Latin and need help deciding exactly how to approach your language education.

Latin

LTLA 1 Beginning Latin

LTLA 2 Intermediate Latin (I)

LTLA 3 Intermediate Latin (II)

Equivalent

Majors who have taken language courses in high school or at community colleges should speak to the Program Director about how those courses may count toward completing their language competency. 

Lower Division Course Requirements

LTWL 19A Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

LTWL 19B Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

LTWL 19C Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Upper Division Course Requirements

The major requires twelve upper division courses. Six of the twelve upper-division courses must be LTLA courses numbered 100 and above, but exclusive of LTLA 101 and 102.

LTLA Elective

LTLA Elective
LTLA Elective
LTLA Elective
LTLA Elective
LTLA Elective

The remaining six courses may be in classical civilization (in English translation), selected from the list of approved courses from history, LTWL, philosophy, political science, and visual arts, though additional LTLA courses numbered 100 and above (including LTLA 101 and 102) are acceptable here. These must be from at least two departments and selected in consultation with the adviser; courses dealing with Roman civilization are strongly preferred.

Elective (Dept.1)

Elective (Dept. 2)

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Degree Paths on the Degree Audit

The Classical Studies major has three degree paths: Classics, Latin, & Greek. Currently, the degree audit system populates all courses for the major under the "Latin" path until a student has completed enough coursework for the degree audit system to recognize a different path. Currently, we cannot correct that issue, but the degree audit system is in the process of being updated--hopefully, path selection will be a functionality they will add.

Transfer Students

UC San Diego’s Program in Classical Studies welcomes transfer students. Students planning to transfer from two-year colleges should try to complete as many of the lower-division prerequisites for the major as possible. Specifically,

1. a course equivalent in duration and content to UC San Diego’s Literatures of the World 19A-B-C, and,

2. if possible, elementary Greek and/or Latin, as appropriate for the planned classical studies major.

Community college students planning to transfer to the University of California are often permitted to take one course per semester at a UC campus. Elementary Latin or Greek would be a good choice for this option if the languages are not available on your community college campus. Students with questions about transferring into UC San Diego’s Program in Classical Studies should review the Transfer Admission page on the UC San Diego website and feel free to contact the faculty adviser for the program with any questions.

Learning Objectives of the Classical Studies Program

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CAESAR Programs Coordinator

Mitzy Martinez
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