Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages

A student majoring in classical languages choose either Latin or Greek as their primary language and the other as their secondary language. The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in classical languages. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all classical language courses. For one possible breakdown of the classical languages major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.

 Requirements   Credits 
 Primary Language  18
 If the primary language is Latin:
      LAT 201. Introduction to the Latin Authors of the Republic
      LAT 202. Introduction to the Latin Authors of the Empire
      LAT 403. Latin Prose Composition I
      LAT 404. Latin Prose Composition II
      LAT 409. Senior Seminar in a Latin Author I
      LAT 410. Senior Seminar in a Latin Author II
      Latin electives: two advanced courses (300 level or above)
      Two comprehensive examinations*
 If the primary language is Greek:
      GRK 201. Introduction to the Greek Authors
      GRK 202. Plato
      GRK 403. Greek Prose Composition I
      GRK 404. Greek Prose Composition II
      GRK 405. Senior Seminar in a Greek Author I
      GRK 406. Senior Seminar in a Greek Author II
      Greek electives: two advanced courses (300 level or above)
      Two comprehensive examinations*

3
3
1
1
2
2
6
0
or
3
3
1
1
2
2
6
0
 Secondary Language  12
 Modern Language  6
      The 201-level course and the 202-level course 6
 English  6
 History  6
 Classical Culture  6
      CULT 101. Greek Civilization
      CULT 102. Roman Civilization 
3
3
 Mathematics  3
      One mathematics course 3
 Clare College (Core Curriculum at St. Bonaventure) 36
      CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey
      CLAR 110. Composition and Critical Thinking I 
      CLAR 111. Composition and Critical Thinking II
      Core Area Courses:
           CLAR 103. Foundations of the Western World
           CLAR 105. Inquiry in the Social World
           CLAR 206. Foundational Religious Texts of the Western World
           CLAR 207. The Catholic-Franciscan Heritage
           CLAR 208. World Views
           CLAR 209. Art and Literature
           CLAR 302 & CLRL 302. Inquiry in the Natural World
           CLAR 304. The Good Life
      CLAR 401. The University Forum
3
3
3
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
2
 General Electives  27
 Total  120

* Every Greek, Latin, and classical languages major must pass written and oral comprehensive examinations in their senior year.

† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Latin majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.