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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Classics and Archaeology, B.A.


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Objectives


The Department of Classics and Archaeology seeks to provide the student with a deeper understanding of the literary and cultural foundations of western societies by exploring their roots in the Greek and Roman classical traditions. Our archaeological offerings extend these investigations of early European cultures into their Near Eastern background and include the hands-on study of ancient artifacts. The combined study of the languages, literature, religion, and material cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East offers the student a wide-ranging and well-rounded preparation in critical thinking, analytic skills, and writing and prepares the student to contextualize the immense achievements of the past in the modern world. Because of the broad humanistic nature of the programs in Classics and Archaeology, there emerge fundamental questions about what it means to be a human being, and thus the courses in the department offer many interdisciplinary connections with philosophy, theological studies, history, theater, and other academic fields.

Classics and Archaeology Student Learning Outcomes


As a Classics and Archaeology Major, the student will:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of ancient Mediterranean and Near East Civilizations, including such areas as their history, literature (in the original or in translation), and their material culture;
  • Be able to critically analyze the cultures of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern world and place them in social and historical contexts, both ancient and modern;
  • Develop writing, research and communication skills that are articulate, thoughtful and effective.

Classics and Archaeology Major: Requirements


The Classics and Archaeology Major consists of 10 courses selected from the following categories:

III. Survey of the Ancient World (1 Course)


V. Art and Archaeology (1 Course)


VII. Electives (2 Courses)


Choose from courses above, or approved cross-listings with THST, PHIL, HIST, THEA, or ARHS.

VIII. Capstone Requirement (1 Course + 2 Semester Hours for Research Skills and Capstone Presentation)


Classics and Archaeology Model Four-Year Plan


The normal course load is 16 semester hours (4 classes). By following the model below, a student will complete all lower division core requirements by the end of the sophomore year. Note that core areas are suggested to provide a distribution of various disciplines every semester. Please be flexible implementing these suggestions, given your own interests and course availability. In four years, this plan meets all common graduation requirements.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 14-16 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • CLAR Myth or Religion 4 semester hours
  • CLAR Art and Archaeology 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 14-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • CLAR Interdisciplinary 4 semester hours
  • CLAR Elective 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
     
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours or
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 14-16 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • CLAR Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • CLAR Elective 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 14-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • CLAR Capstone Research Skills 1 semester hour
  • CLAR Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 14-17 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • CLAR Upper Division Capstone 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • CLAR Symposium Capstone Presentation 1 semester hour
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
     
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours or
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-17 semester hours

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