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HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Classics Major AN 8-SEMESTER STUDY GRID (with distribution courses)      

This example shows how an incoming first year student might complete a Classics major in 8 semesters. If you declare your major later, have advanced credit or competency in Latin and/or ancient Greek, or are a Transfer Student, your grid will look considerably different. Your choices may vary. Some courses fulfill more than one requirement, such as a Cross Cultural or Interdisciplinary Studies Core Distribution, opening up more space. In addition, all courses in Greek and Latin study counts towards your major. Up to 6 credits of Core Distribution credits may be taken during Study Abroad. Students are required to meet with a Classics advisor at least once a semester. Majors in Classics are encouraged to take courses relevant to the discipline offered by other departments, including: History, Religion, Philosophy, Art History, and Writing Studies & Rhetoric. For Honors College students: the first semester of Culture & Expression (HUHC 012 & 013) can count towards the Classics major as part of the required 12 s.h. in Classical Literature.

FIRST YEAR The grid below assumes you are beginning with no placement credit in a foreign language; note that many students receive placement in a language, which reduces the number of courses required to complete the major. Courses required for the major are in bold type. Fall

Spring

LAT 001

LAT 002

WSC001

GRK 001

CLL/LIT

WSC002

Summer/January Sessions*

(12 s.h. in Classical Literature)

LT distribution BH distribution

MA distribution QR

SECOND YEAR Fall

Spring

LAT 003

LAT 004

GRK 002

GRK 003

CLL/LIT

AA distribution

(12 s.h. in Classical Literature)

Classics Elective (6 s.h. in Classics-related courses from other departments)

IS distribution

Notes


NS distribution

THIRD YEAR Study Abroad Fall/Spring semester or an entire academic year; not restricted to Junior Year.**** Fall

Spring

LAT 100-level

LAT 100-level

GRK 004

GRK 100-level

CLL/LIT

Classics Elective

(12 s.h. in Classical Literature)

(6 s.h. in Classics-related courses from other departments)

BH or HP distribution

CP distribution

Notes

FOURTH YEAR Fall

Spring

LAT 100-level

LAT 100-level

GRK 100-level

GRK 100-level

Notes

CLL/LIT (12 s.h. in Classical Literature)

NS/MA/or CS distribution

For more information and to meet your faculty, visit our Department website at https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/cll/index.html

Why study Classics? What can I do with a degree in Classics? An undergraduate degree in Classics provides skills critical for lasting professional success: linguistic precision, textual analysis, persuasive writing, just to name a few. Acquiring proficiency in ancient Greek and Latin has lasting practical value. Classics majors develop superior skills in oral and written communication, gain an understanding of and sensitivity to other societies and cultures, and learn to think critically about big ideas. The Classics major is rigorous, and employers look seriously at candidates whom they know will rise to the most demanding intellectual challenges. A degree in Classics helps prepare graduates for exciting careers in a number of fields, including law, medicine, education, television, and publishing. Our majors have also


gone on to pursue advanced degrees at Notre Dame, Oxford University, Berkeley, Boston University, the University of Washington, Cornell University, and Hunter College.

https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/cll/cll-career-potential.html https://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/studentaffairs/studentservices/career/what%20can%20i%20do %20...%20comparative%20literature%20and%20languages.pdf

NOTES * Classics majors are not required to take Summer or January courses (for which there is no financial aid). ** Classics Majors regularly pursue a second major or minor. *** We encourage students to study abroad when possible. In addition to going on study abroad for either semester in their third year, students can go for the entire academic year in their third year, for a semester in their second or fourth years, or for a short-term program in the summer or during the January break. Study abroad to Athens or Rome is especially enriching to students pursuing the major in Classics.

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