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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Classical Civilizations, 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, 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 major, the student will:

  • Master the grammar and syntax of ancient Greek and Latin, and be able to read ancient literary works at an advanced level
  • Be able to critically analyze Greek and Roman literature and to place them in social and historical contexts both ancient and modern
  • Develop writing, research, and communication skills, which are articulate, thoughtful, and effective.

As a Classical Civilizations major, the student will:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge about ancient Mediterranean cultures, including areas such as history, literature in the original or in translation), language (optional, but recommended), art, and archaeology
  • Be able to critically analyze the cultures of Greece, Rome, or the ancient Near East and to place them in social and historical contexts both ancient and modern
  • Develop writing, research, and communication skills, which are articulate, thoughtful, and effective.

As a Greek major, the student will:

  • Master the grammar and syntax of ancient Greek, and be able to read ancient literary works at an advanced level
  • Be able to critically analyze Greek literature and to place it in social and historical contexts both ancient and modern
  • Develop writing, research, and communication skills, which are articulate, thoughtful, and effective.

As a Latin major, the student will:

  • Master the grammar and syntax of classical Latin, and be able to read ancient literary works at an advanced level
  • Be able to critically analyze Latin literature and to place it in social and historical contexts both ancient and modern
  • Develop writing, research, and communication skills, which are articulate, thoughtful, and effective.

Classical Civilizations Major: Requirements


The Classical Civilizations major is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the classical civilizations of Greece, Rome, and the Near East through the study of literature, history, archaeology, art history, philosophy, theatre, and theology. Greek and/or Latin language study is encouraged but not required.

The Classical Civilizations major consists of 33 semester hours, at least 24 of which must be in upper division courses emphasizing Greek, Roman, or Near Eastern civilization. The study of the Greek and/or Latin language is highly recommended.

Lower Division Requirements (9 semester hours):


Upper Division Requirements (24 semester hours):


Note:


The remaining 15 semester hours may be elected from any upper division CLCV, LATN, GREK, and ARCH offerings. In addition, the following courses may be taken as part of the Classical Civilizations major, with the approval of the Director of the major:

Graduation with Honors:


an additional 3 semester hours

Classical Civilizations Model Four-Year Plan


The normal course load is 15 semester hours (5 classes). By following the model below, a student will complete all lower division core requirements by the end of the sophomore year as well as most major prerequisites. 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


  • FFYS 1000 First Year Seminar 3 semester hours
  • CLCV Lower Division or Language 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • CLCV Lower Division or Language 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • CLCV Lower Division or Language 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • CLCV Lower Division or Language 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • CLCV 451 Classical Mythology 3 semester hours
  • CLCV Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  •  Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • ARCH 303 Ancient Near Eastern Languages 3 semester hours
  • CLCV Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • ARCH Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • CLCV Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • CLCV Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Note:


Students may take no more than ten upper division courses in any one department, except for Philosophy, in which the maximum is thirteen.

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