Major in Classics 2013-2014

The Classics department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Classics department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

Students must complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and the required courses listed below, including at least 18 credit hours of upper-division courses.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

Track I: Greek and/or Latin

Greek and/or Latin (30 credit hours)

The major is offered in Greek, Latin, or Greek and Latin. Students must designate one language as the primary field of study. The first year of this language does not count toward the major.

Electives: classical literature, culture and thought or ancient history, art and archaeology courses listed under Tracks II and III. (6 credit hours)

Track II: Literature, Culture, and Thought

Major in Classics Table
CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses

Classical literature, culture and thought. (Choose any of the following courses for a total of 18 credit hours)

  • CLAS 1010 (3) The Study of Words
  • CLAS 1030 (3) Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ancient
  • CLAS 1100 (3) Greek Mythology
  • CLAS 1110 (3) Masterpieces of Greek Literature in Translation
  • CLAS 1115 (3) Honors-Masterpcs. of Greek Lit. in Translation
  • CLAS 1120 (3) Masterpieces of Roman Lit. in Translation
  • CLAS 1140 (3) Bread and Circuses: Society and Culture in the Roman World
  • CLAS 2020 (3) Science in the Ancient World
  • CLAS 2100 (3) Women in Ancient Greece
  • WST 240 (3) Goddesses and Women in the Ancient World
  • CLAS 2110 (3) Women in Ancient Rome
  • CLAS 2610 (3) Paganism to Christianity
  • CLAS 3820 (3) Greek and Roman Antiquity in Music from 1600 to Present
  • CLAS 4040 (3) Seminar in Classical Antiquity
  • CLAS 4110 (3) Greek and Roman Epic
  • CLAS 4120 (3) Greek and Roman Tragedy
  • CLAS 4130 (3) Greek and Roman Comedy
  • CLAS 4840 (1-4) Independent Study
  • HEBR 1030 (3) Biblical Hebrew 1
  • PHIL 3000 (3) History of Ancient Philosophy

Ancient history, art, and archaeology (Choose any of the following courses for a total of 12 credit hours)

  • CLAS 1051 (3) The World of the Ancient Greeks
  • CLAS 1061 (3) The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome
  • CLAS 1509 (3) Trash and Treasure, Temples and Tombs
  • CLAS 2009 (3) Modern Issues, Ancient Times
  • CLAS 2019 (3) Pompeii and the Cities of Vesuvius
  • CLAS 2041 (3) War and Society in Ancient Greece
  • CLAS 3039 (3) Greek Art and Archaeology
  • CLAS 3049 (3) Intro to Roman Art and Architecture
  • CLAS 4021 (3) Athens and Greek Democracy
  • CLAS 4031 (3) Alexander the Great and the Rise of Macedonia
  • CLAS 4041 (3) Classical Greek Political Thought
  • CLAS 4061 (3) The Twilight of Antiquity
  • CLAS 4071 (3) Seminar in Ancient Social History
  • CLAS 4081 (3) The Roman Republic
  • CLAS 4091 (3) The Roman Empire
  • CLAS 4109 (3) Ancient Italian Painting
  • CLAS 4119 (3) Roman Sculpture
  • CLAS 4129 (3) Aegean Art and Architecture
  • CLAS 4139 (3) Greek Vase Painting
  • CLAS 4149 (3) Greek Cities and Sanctuaries
  • CLAS 4169 (3) Topics in Ancient and Classical Art and Archaeology
  • CLAS 4199 (3) Roman Architecture
  • CLAS 4209 (3) Classical Archaeological Field Methods
  • CLAS 4219 (3) Maxentius and the City of Rome
  • CLAS 4761 (3) Roman Law
  • CLAS 4849 (1-3) Independent Study
  • HIST 3011 (3) Seminar in Ancient History

Greek and/or Latin (6 credit hours)

Note: Students must designate either Greek or Latin as the primary field of language study. The first year of this language does not count toward the major. With the approval of the undergraduate advisor, upper-level Greek or Latin courses may be substituted for classical literature, culture, and thought or ancient history, or archaeology courses.

Track III: History, Art, and Archaeology

Survey course in ancient history or art and archaeology. (Choose any of the following courses for a total of 3 credit hours)

  • CLAS 1051 (3) The World of the Ancient Greeks
  • CLAS 1061 (3) The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome
  • CLAS 1509 (3) Trash and Treasure, Temples and Tombs
Major in Classics Table
CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses

Ancient history, art, and archaeology. (Choose any of the following courses for a total of 15 credit hours)

  • CLAS 1051 (3) The World of the Ancient Greeks
  • CLAS 1061 (3) The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome
  • CLAS 1509 (3) Trash and Treasure, Temples and Tombs
  • CLAS 2009 (3) Modern Issues, Ancient Times
  • CLAS 2019 (3) Pompeii and the Cities of Vesuvius
  • CLAS 2041 (3) War and Society in Ancient Greece
  • CLAS 3039 (3) Greek Art and Archaeology
  • CLAS 3049 (3) Introduction to Roman Art and Archictecture
  • CLAS 4021 (3) Athens and Greek Democracy
  • CLAS 4031 (3) Alexander the Great and the Rise of Macedonia
  • CLAS 4041 (3) Classical Greek Political Thought
  • CLAS 4061 (3) The Twilight of Antiquity
  • CLAS 4071 (3) Seminar in Ancient Social History
  • CLAS 4081 (3) The Roman Republic
  • CLAS 4091 (3) The Roman Empire
  • CLAS 4109 (3) Ancient Italian Painting
  • CLAS 4119 (3) Roman Sculpture
  • CLAS 4129 (3) Aegean Art and Architecture
  • CLAS 4139 (3) Greek Vase Painting
  • CLAS 4149 (3) Greek Cities and Sanctuaries
  • CLAS 4169 (3) Topics in Ancient and Classical Art and Archaeology
  • CLAS 4199 (3) Roman Architecture
  • CLAS 4209 (3) Classical Archaeological Field Methods
  • CLAS 4219 (3) Maxentius and the City of Rome
  • CLAS 4761 (3) Roman Law
  • CLAS 4849 (1-3) Independent Study
  • HIST 3011 (3) Seminar in Ancient History

Classical literature, culture, and thought. (Choose any of the following courses for a total of 12 credit hours)

  • CLAS 1010 (3) The Study of Words
  • CLAS 1030 (3) Intro to Western Philosophy: Ancient
  • CLAS 1100 (3) Greek Mythology
  • CLAS 1110 (3) Masterpieces of Greek Literature in Translation
  • CLAS 1115 (3) Honors-Masterpcs. of Greek Lit. in Translation
  • CLAS 1120 (3) Masterpieces of Roman Lit. in Translation
  • CLAS 1140 (3) Bread and Circuses: Society and Culture in the Roman World
  • CLAS 2020 (3) Science in the Ancient World
  • CLAS 2100 (3) Women in Ancient Greece
  • WST 240 (3) Goddesses and Women in the Ancient World
  • CLAS 2110 (3) Women in Ancient Rome
  • CLAS 2610 (3) Paganism to Christianity
  • CLAS 3820 (3) Greek and Roman Antiquity in Music from 1600 to Present
  • CLAS 4040 (3) Seminar in Classical Antiquity
  • CLAS 4110 (3) Greek and Roman Epic
  • CLAS 4120 (3) Greek and Roman Tragedy
  • CLAS 4130 (3) Greek and Roman Comedy
  • CLAS 4840 (1-4) Independent Study
  • HEBR 1030 (3) Biblical Hebrew 1
  • PHIL 3000 (3) History of Ancient Philosophy

Greek and/or Latin (6 credit hours)

Note: Students must designate either Greek or Latin as the primary field of language study. The first year of this language does not count toward the major. With the approval of the undergraduate advisor, upper-level Greek or Latin courses may be substituted for classical literature, culture, and thought or ancient history, art, or archaeology courses.

Elective courses that do not count for the Classics Major but can be used for elective credit

Classics courses that do not count for the major at CU

The following course does not count for the Classics major; however, it may be used to fulfill lower-division general elective credit at CU Boulder.

Classics Non-Major Courses
Colorado Community College Applicable Courses CU-Boulder Equivalent Course (if any)
  • LAT 111 (5) Latin I
  • CLAS 1014 (4) Beginning Latin 1
  • LAT 112 (5) Latin II
  • CLAS 1024 (4) Beginning Latin 2