The Ancient Studies major comprises four components: core requirements, open-level electives, 300+ level electives, and (if applicable), Option 2 courses. There are two major streams, depending on the number of language courses a major takes: Option 1, which requires the study of GREK or LATN to the 300 level or above; and Option 2, which requires the study of GREK or LATN to the 200 level and enrollment in an additional two courses in ANCS, ARCH, ANCS/HIST, GREK or LATN taught by an Ancient Studies instructor (“Option 2 courses”). All courses used to fulfill major requirements require a grade of “C” or higher.
Please direct questions about the Ancient Studies major to Dr. David Rosenbloom
I. Core Requirements: ANCS, ARCH, HIST, GREK/LATN
1. Ancient Studies Requirement: One course selected from the following:
ANCS 201: The Ancient Greeks 
ANCS 202: The Roman World 
2. Archaeology Requirement: One course selected from the following:
ARCH 200: Greek Archaeology 
ARCH 201: Roman Archaeology 
Note: Students may take all four of these ANCS and ARCH courses; two would fulfill core requirements and two would count as open-level electives.
3. History Requirement: One course selected from the following:
ANCS/HIST 453: Ancient Greece 
ANCS/HIST 455: The Roman Republic 
ANCS/HIST 456: The Roman Empire 
Note: Majors are encouraged to take all three of these courses. One would fulfill the core history requirement; the remaining two would count as 300-level+ electives.
4. Language Requirement (minimum of three courses):
Option 1 Major: GREK or LATN 101, 102, 201, 3XX
Option 2 Major: GREK or LATN 101, 102, 201
Note: Majors are encouraged to study as much language as possible, both GREK and LATN. Students planning to pursue an M.A. and/or Ph.D. degree after graduation are strongly advised to study both GREK and LATN to the highest levels. Students planning to teach Latin must take five LATN courses [3 credits each] at the 300 level or above and receive a grade of “A” or “B” in each. For further information about Latin teaching, please contact Prof. Timothy Phin.
II. Open-Level Electives and 300+-Level Electives
Majors are required to take three elective courses (9-12 credits) at any level to fulfill the open-level elective requirement from among the department’s ANCS, ARCH, ANCS/HIST, GREK, and LATN offerings. They must also take three elective courses (9-12 credits) at the 300-level or above from these offerings to fulfill their advanced-level elective requirement.
Note: the Ancient Studies Department accepts HIST 362, 363, 364, and 457 as well as PHIL 321, 482, and 483 for 300-level+ elective credit.