Pre-Fall 2020 Classical Civilizations Major

Requirements for the Classical Civilizations Major

(1) Prerequisites. (8 units)

  • Classics 10A (Intro. Greek Civilization) or Classics 17A (Intro. Greek Archaeology)
  • Classics 10B (Intro. Roman Civilization) or Classics 17B (Intro. Roman Archaeology)
  • Classics R44 (Roots of Western Civilization) may be substituted for either 10A/17A or 10B/17B

(2) Lower division. (8 units)

Two courses from the following list, one of which must be in the Classics Department:

Classics (CLASSICS)

10A: Intro to Greek Civilization35: Greek Tragedy

10B: Intro to Roman Civilization36: Greek Philosophy (Philosophy 25A may not also be counted)

17A: Intro to Greek Archaeology39A: Freshman-Sophomore Seminar - Cleopatras

17B: Intro to Roman Archaeology39D: Freshman-Sophomore Seminar - Utopia, Dystopia

28: Classic Myths39K: Freshman-Sophomore Seminar - Travel and Transport in the Ancient World

N28: Classic MythsR44: Roots of Western Civilizations

29: Greco-Roman Magic50: Latin and Greek in Antiquity and After

34: Epic Poetry 

Greek (GREEK)

1: Elementary Greek

15: The Greek Workshop

2: Elementary Greek 

Latin (LATIN)

1: Elementary Latin

15: The Latin Workshop

2: Elementary Latin 

History (HISTORY)

4A: Origins of Western Civilization

History of Art (HISTART)

10: History of Western Art

41: Introduction to Greek and Roman Art

Near Eastern Studies (NE STUD)

15: Introduction to Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

25: Ancient Babylonian Legends/Myths

18: Introduction to Ancient Egypt

34: Hebrew Bible in translation

Philosophy (PHILOS)

25A: Ancient Philosophy (Classics 36 may not also be counted)

(3) Area of concentration. (5 courses, 20 units)

Five courses from one concentration: no duplication with courses offered in fulfillment of the other lower or upper division requirements allowed except in the case of Classics 130A - Classics 130N (which is required of all students in the major); other courses may be substituted with the permission of the faculty adviser; at least 3 courses must be in the Classics Department.

(3)-1. Classical Archaeology & Art History.

Five upper division courses from Classics and Art History:

Classics (CLASSIC)

130,130B-N: Topics in Greek and Roman Culture175A :Topography of Athens

170A: Greek Vase Painting175D: Pompeii and Herculaneum

170C: Greek Architecture175E: Western Provinces

170D: Roman Art and Architecture175F: Roman Wall Painting

172: Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age175G: Ptolemaic & Roman Egypt

N172A: Field School: Nemea180: Ancient Athletics

N172B: Field School: Mycenae 

History of Art (HISTART)

C140: Minoan and Mycenaean Art151: Art in Late Antiquity

141A-C: Greek Sculpture/Painting190B: Topics, ancient

145: Roman Art192B: Undergraduate Seminar, ancient

Near Eastern Studies (NE STUD)

C129: Minoan and Mycenaean Art

(3)-2. Classical History & Culture.

Five upper division courses from Classics, Anthropology, Art History, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Rhetoric and Theater Dance Performance Studies.

Greek (GREEK) & Latin (LATIN)

  • All upper division courses in Greek and Latin

Classics (CLASSIC)

121: Ancient Religion172: Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age

124: Classical PoeticsN172A: Field School: Nemea

130,130A-N: Topics in Greek and Roman CultureN172B: Field School: Mycenae

161: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture175A: Topography of Athens

163: Topics in Philosophy175D: Pompeii and Herculaneum

170C: Greek Architecture180: Ancient Athletics

Comparative Literature (COM LIT)

151: Ancient Mediterranean World

Dramatic Art 

122: Greek & Roman Theater

History (HISTORY)

101: Historical Research-ancient topic105A-B: Ancient Greece

101: Historical Research-ancient topic106A-B: Ancient Rome

103A: Proseminar: Problems in Interpretation185: History of Christianity to 1250; primarily Late Antiquity

Philosophy (PHILOS)

160: Plato163: Topics in Greek Philosophy

161: Aristotle 

Political Science (POL SCI)

112A: History of Political Theory

Rhetoric (RHETOR)

166: Rhetoric, Law and Politics - when the subject is Greco-Roman

Theater (THEATER)

126: Performance Literatures: Greek Tragedy, Then and Now

(3)-3. Ancient Greek.

Five courses, including up to 2 lower division.

Greek (GREEK)

1: Elementary Greek115: Archaic Poetry

2: Elementary Greek116: Greek Drama

15: The Greek Workshop117: Hellenistic Poets

100: Plato and Attic Prose120: Herodotus

101: Homer121: Thucydides

102: Drama and Society122: Attic Oratory

105: The Greek New Testament123: Plato and Aristotle

(3)-4. Latin.

Five courses, including up to 2 lower division.

Latin (LATIN)

1: Elementary Latin116: Lucretius, Vergil's Georgics

2: Elementary Latin119: Latin Epic

15: The Latin Workshop120: Latin Prose to AD 14

100: Republican Prose121: Tacitus

101: Vergil122: Post-Augustan Prose

102: Lyric and Society140: Medieval Latin

115: Roman Drama155A: Readings in Medieval Latin

(4). Area of breadth. (2 courses, 8 units)

Two courses from any combination of lower or upper division offerings in a non-Greco-Roman, preindustrial culture. Some examples (among many possibilities): Native American, Chinese, sub-Saharan African, European Bronze Age or Medieval. 

Many departments (for example, Anthropology, Near Eastern Studies, History of Art, Linguistics, History) offer courses that may be used to satisfy this requirement, so long as the faculty advisor approves.  The list below offers examples of courses approved by faculty advisors in previous semesters.  Since "topics" courses change from year to year, students should not assume that courses listed under these rubrics/numbers will satisfy the Breadth requirement; this list is meant to help students find courses to bring to the faculty advisor for approval.

Course Examples

Anthropology (ANTHRO)

2/2AC: Introduction to Archaeology123A: Old World Prehistory

122A: Archaeology of North America123C: Archaeology of Europe

122C: Archaeology of Central America123E: Mediterranean Archaeology

122D: World of Ancient Maya124A: Archaeology of South Pacific

122E: Archaeology of the AmericasC125A: Archaeology of East Asia

122F: California Archaeology162: Topics in Folklore

122G: Archaeology of the American Southwest162AC: Forms in Folklore

Buddhist Studies (BUDDSTD)

C120: Buddhism on the Silk Road

C135: Tantric Traditions of Asia

Celtic Studies (CELTIC)

70: The World of the Celts168: Celtic Mythology and Oral Tradition

128: Medieval Celtic Culture 

East Asian Languages (EA LANG)

C135: Tantric Traditions of AsiaC175: Archaeology of East Asia

English (ENGLISH)

45A: Literature in English: Through Milton101: The History of the English Language

History (HISTORY)

6A: History of China: Origins to the Mongol Conquest

History of Art (HISTART)

34: Arts of China130A: Early Chinese Art, Part 1

C120A: The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia: 3500-1000 BCE131A: Sacred Arts in China

C120B: The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia: 1000-330 BCE136A: Promiscuous Gods, Gendered Monsters, and Other Urban Beasts: Art in Early India

Near Eastern Studies (NE STUD)

15: Introduction to Near Eastern Art and ArchaeologyC120A: The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia: 3500-1000 BCE

18: Introduction to Ancient EgyptC120B: The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia: 1000-330 BCE

101: Women and Gender in Ancient Egypt122: Iranian Archaeology

102A-B: Archaeology of Ancient Egypt123: Mesopotamian Archaeology

C104: Babylonian Religion124: Levantine Archaeology

105A: Ancient Mesopotamian Documents and Literature126: Silk Road Art and Archaeology

106A-B: Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt127: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Syria

109: Mesopotamian History129: Arts of Iran and Central Asia

110: Digital Humanities and EgyptologyC135: Literature and History in the Hebrew Bible

113: Gilgamesh: King, hero, and God 

Scandinavian (SCANDIN)

123: Viking and Medieval Scandinavia160/C160: Scandinavian Myth and Religion

South and Southeast Asian Studies (SSEASN)

1A: Introduction to the Civilization of Early India140: Hindu Mythology

127/C127: Religion in Early India142: India's Great Epics

(5). Upper division. (2 courses, 8 units)

Two courses. All students must take Classics 130. A single 130 counts both in this category, Upper Division, AND in the five course, Upper Division requirement of the (1) the Art and Archeology and (2) the Classical History and Culture options above.

Classics (CLASSIC)

121: Ancient Religion170D: Roman Art and Architecture

124: Classical Poetics175A: Topography of Athens

130,130A-N: Topics in Greek and Roman Culture175D: Pompeii and Herculaneum

161: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture175F: Roman Wall Painting

163: Topics in Philosophy175G: Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt

170A: Greek Vase Painting180: Ancient Athletics

170C: Greek Architecture 

Greek (GREEK)

100: Plato and Attic Prose117: Hellenistic Poets

101: Homer120: Herodotus

102: Drama and Society121: Thucydides

105: The Greek New Testament122: Attic Oratory

115: Archaic Poetry123: Plato and Aristotle

116: Greek Drama 

Latin (LATIN)

100: Republican Prose119: Latin Epic

101: Vergil120: Latin Prose

102: Lyric and Society121: Tacitus

115: Roman Drama140: Medieval Latin

116: Lucretius, Vergil's Georgics 

Anthropology (ANTHRO)

123C: Archaeology of Europe123E: Mediterranean Archaeology

Comparative Literature (COM LIT)

151: Ancient Mediterranean World

Cuneiform (CUNEIF)

100A-B: Elementary Akkadian103A-B: Selected Readings in Sumerian

101A-B: Selected Readings in Akkadian106A-B: Elementary Hittite

102A-B: Elementary Sumerian 

Egyptian (EGYPT)

100A-B: Elementary Egyptian102A-B: Elementary Coptic

101A-B: Intermediate Egyptian 

Hebrew (HEBREW)

106A-B: Elementary Biblical Hebrew107A-B: Biblical Hebrew Texts

History (HISTORY)

100AP: Special Topics in Ancient History106A-B: Ancient Rome

105A-B: Ancient Greece 

History of Art (HISTART)

C120A-B: The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia141A,C: Greek Sculpture & Painting

C140: Minoan and Mycenaean Art145: Roman Art

Iranian (IRANIAN)

110A-B: Middle Persian111A-B: Old Iranian

Near Eastern Studies (NE STUD)

102A-B: Archaeology of Ancient Egypt123: Mesopotamian Archaeology

103: Religion of Ancient Egypt126: Silk Road Art and Archaeology

C104: Babylonian religionC129: Minoan and Mycenaean Art

105A: Ancient Mesopotamian Lit130A-B: History of Ancient Israel

106A-B: Art & Architecture Egypt131: Aspects of Biblical Religion

108: Topics in Ancient Mediterranean World132: Biblical Poetry

109: Mesopotamian HistoryC133: Judaism in Late Antiquity

110: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt First Millennium BC136: History and Historiography in the Hebrew Bible

113: Gilgamesh: King, Hero and God138: The Hero in the Bible and the Ancient Near East

C119: Disciplining Near Eastern Archaeology160: Religions of Ancient Iran

C120A-B: Art of Ancient Mesopotamia190A-B: Special Topics in Fields of Near Eastern Studies, ancient only

122: Iranian archaeology1962A-C: Undergraduate Seminar: Problems and Research in Near Eastern Studies

Philosophy (PHILOS)

161: Plato163: Special Topics in Greek Philosophy

Political Science (POL SCI)

112A: History of Political Theory-ancient

Rhetoric (RHETOR)

103A: Approaches and Paradigms in the History of Rhetorical Theory166: Rhetoric, Law and Politics - when the subject is Greco-Roman

Sanskrit (SANSKR)

100A-B: Elementary Sanskrit101A-B: Intermediate Sanskrit

Semitics (SEMITIC)

100A-B: Aramaic

Theater (THEATER)

126: Greek Tragedy, Then and Now

Total units: 52 (lower division 16; upper division 28: additional lower or upper division 8; at least 26 must be in the Classics Department)

Classics 130 and 130 Series

130: Topics in Ancient Greek and Roman130H: Religion & Literature in the Graeco-Roman World

130A: Epic and Saga130I:Classical Greek Rhetoric: Evolution or Revolution?

130C: The Origins of Rome130J: Graeco-Roman Egypt: Society and Economy

130C: Ancient Greek Political Thought130K:Music and Difference in Ancient Greece

130D: The Roman Economy130L: Introduction to Graeco-Roman Magic

130E: The Trojan War: History or Myth?130M: Slavery & Literature in the Graeco-Roman World

130F: The History of Hell130N: Ancient Portraiture & Biography

130G: The Literature of Everyday Life