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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Classical Studies, Greek & Latin, BA (International Honours)


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The Joint Degree Program in Classical Studies-Greek & Latin


Classical Studies majors in the joint degree program will benefit from the integration of the breadth offered by a William & Mary liberal arts education and the depth offered from a St Andrews degree. The departments have complementary strengths in the ancient languages, ancient history, and archaeology. In combination, students are able to craft a flexible program that allows them to investigate the cultures of the Mediterranean world in great depth, from the Bronze Age through Late Antiquity. Both institutions are known for the excellence of their teaching and the research productivity of their faculty, and students are encouraged to do research, fieldwork, and on-site study. Both institutions offer opportunities for travel and immersive experiences around the Mediterranean. The joint degree in Classical Studies offers two pathways: one via an archaeology and ancient history route and the other via a Greek and Latin route.

Requirements for the Joint Degree Program in Classical Studies - Greek & Latin


Note: CLCV, GREK and LATN are the prefixes for Classical Studies courses at W&M; AN, CL, GK, and LT are the prefixes for Classical Studies courses at St Andrews.

Required Credit Hours:


  • A minimum of 61 W&M credits in the major (at least 27 of which are completed at W&M)
  • Students are required to take at least one course (of at least 3 credits at W&M, at least 20 credits at St. Andrews) in their main language each semester (Greek or Latin). They must also acquire a level of proficiency in the second language (Greek or Latin) equivalent to passing GREK/LATN 102 at W&M or GK/LT 1002 at St. Andrews.
  • At least 3 W&M credits each must be earned in upper-level (300(0) and 400(0)-level) courses in Art & Archaeology, History and Society, and Literature and Culture, for a total of 9 credits. These credits must be earned outside of courses that are used for other requirements. This requirement may be fulfilled by courses taken at St Andrews for 20 credits or more.
  • Progression in Years 3 and 4: students must earn at least 60 (W&M)/240(StA) credits, at least 45 W&M /180 StA in Honours courses - that is, courses in the major at the 300(0) - 400(0) level. Students must take 30/120 credits at each university. Of the total 60/240, 23/90 should be at the 4000 level at St Andrews, or at the equivalent level at W&M*. Normally, no more than 7.5/30 credits below the 300 level may be taken in a single Honours year.

*Some 300 level courses at W&M will count towards this requirement. See your major advisor for a list.

Major Computing Requirement:


At W&M, an Honors Thesis or Independent Study; at St Andrews, any 4000-level course.

Major Writing Requirement:


A student who satisfies all requirements for the Classics major in either track will also satisfy the Major Writing Requirement.

Core Requirements:


First Year at W&M


  • Main language: Latin or Greek 101 - 102 or Latin or Greek 201- 202 or Latin or Greek 300 - 400 (6 -8 credit  hours)

First Year at St Andrews


  • Main language (40 credits): 

    • EITHER LT1001 and LT1002 or LT1003 and LT1004* 

    • OR GK1001 and GK1002 or GK1005 and GK1006*

      *as appropriate to the student's linguistic level and school qualifications

Second Year at W&M


  • Main language: Latin or Greek 201-202; Latin or Greek 300 - 400 (6 credit hours)

Second Year at St Andrews


  • Main language (40 credits): 

    • EITHER LT2001 and LT2002 or LT2003 and LT2004* 

    • OR GK2001 and GK2002 or GK2003 and GK2004

     *as appropriate to student's first-year language modules.

Before Year Three


To proceed to Year 3, students in their second year need a cumulative average of 11 (C+) or better in coursework from GK and LT at the 2000 level at St. Andrews, or a cumulative average of C+ (11) or better in coursework in the department (LATN and GREK) at W&M.

Third Year at W&M


  • Main language: Latin or Greek 300 - 400 (6 credit hours)

  • At least three other 300 - 400 level classes [9 credit hours], to include (as needed) CLCV 300-400 classes in history, literature, archaeology, until 1 each completed in each subspecialty

Third Year at St Andrews


  • Main language:  EITHER 60 credits in LT4000-LT4989 OR 60 credits in GK4000-GK4989

  • 60 further credits in a Classical subject, chosen from:

    • GK4000-GK4989*

    • LT4000-LT4989*

    • AA4000-AA4989

    • AN4000-AN4989

    • CL4000-CL4989

     * If student has taken language to W&M 200 level, or St Andrews 2000 level

Fourth Year at W&M


  • CLCV 495 and CLCV 496 Honors Thesis (6 credit hours) or another faculty-mentored research project as approved by the advisor and department chair
  • Main language: Latin or Greek 300 - 400 (6 credit hours)
  • At least 3 other credits in CLCV, GREK, or LATN (must total 15 credits in upper division courses in the major)

Fourth Year at St Andrews


  • Main language: EITHER 60 credits in LT4000-LT4989  OR 60 credits in GK4000-GK4989
  • 60 further credits in a Classical subject, chosen from:
    • GK4000-GK4989*
    • LT4000-LT4989*
    • AA4000-AA4989
    • AN4000-AN4989
    • CL4000-CL4989
    • One of GK4999 or LT4999

     * If student has taken language to W&M 200 level, or St Andrews 2000 level

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