From the 2012-2013 Millsaps Catalog
(Information below reflects new requirements as of Feb. 2012)
Requirements for major: Students may complete a major in Classical Studies with 10 courses (40 semester hours). The requirements include eight semesters of Latin and Greek, with at least three in one language and five in the other, including 4900 or 4910 as a Senior Seminar in Greek or Latin, at the student's choice. Either one Greek culture course or one Roman culture course is also required. The Greek culture requirement may be filled with either CLST 2300 (Greek Legacy: Culture and Civilization) or CLST 2400 (Study Abroad Course in Greece). The Roman culture requirement may be filled with either CLST 2310 (Roman Legacy: Culture and Civilization) or CLST 2410 (Study Abroad Course in Italy). The remaining course may be in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, or Classical Civilization including our Study Abroad courses. One Core topics course taught by a member of the department, or approved by the chair, counts toward the major. One AP Latin or Greek course in which the student has earned a 4 or 5 can be counted toward the major requirements as a 2000-level course. We encourage majors and minors to travel abroad as part of their curriculum, either by traveling to Greece and/or Italy at the end of the spring term with one of our Study Abroad courses, or by studying for a summer or semester in Italy or Greece. Those who intend to go to graduate school in Classics should take as many Greek and Latin courses as possible. Classics majors who intend to go to graduate school in Classical Archaeology should obtain a concentration in Material Culture.
Classical Studies majors celebrate Major Declaration Day!
New majors show off certificates with their insignia as recruits of the 2nd chorot, Nova Primigenia
(left to right: Will Napier IV, Ramandeep Kaur, Megan Rebman, George Bey IV, Kathryn Gunderson, and Cat Wilks)
Concentrations within the major
1. A major in Classical Studies with a concentration in Latin
Students who choose this option will fulfill all the requirements for a Classical Studies major with Latin as the primary language (5 classes) and will be required to take 12 additional credits in Latin. This concentration is recommended for those students intending to teach Latin in private and public schools. This concentration requires a total of 52 credit hours (13 classes).
2. A major in Classical Studies with a concentration in Material Culture
Students who choose this option will fulfill all the requirements for a Classical Studies major, but will also be required to do the following: 1) take Sociology-Anthropology 1110: Introduction to Archaeology; 2) attend a field school; and 3) complete four credits of field research. This concentration requires a total of 48 credit hours (12 courses) and an archaeological field school.
3. A major in Classical Studies with a concentration in Biblical Languages
Students who choose this option will take five semesters of either Greek or Latin including one course at the senior seminar level (4900 or 4910). Students will also take a Hebrew language sequence for three semesters. The final eight credits are comprised of two civilization courses: a course on the Hebrew bible, and one elective chosen from any Classical Studies course. This concentration requires a total of 40 credit hours (10 courses).
1. Classical Studies minor Requirements for minor: Students may elect a minor in classical studies with five courses(20 semester hours) chosen from Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization courses, provided that one Greek culture course (either CLST 2300 or CLST 2400) or Roman culture course (CLST 2310 or 2410) is included. One Core topics course, taught by a member of the department, or approved by the chair, counts toward the minor. Study Abroad courses taught by members of the department will also count toward the Classical Studies minor.
2. Latin minor
Students may elect a minor in Latin with five courses (20 semester hours): either with any five Latin courses (20 hours) or any four Latin courses (16 hours) and a Roman culture course: either CLST 2310 Roman Legacy: Culture and Civilization, or CLST 2410 Study Abroad Course in Italy.
3. Greek minor
Students may elect a minor in Greek with five courses (20 semester hours): either with any five Greek courses (20 hours) or any four Greek courses (16 hours) and a Greek culture course: either CLST 2300 Greek Legacy: Culture and Civilization, or CLST 2400 Study Abroad Course in Greece.
Latin Teacher Certification
Students who wish to teach Latin in secondary schools can receive secondary licensure with a Classical Studies major from Millsaps and the standard certification courses required by the Millsaps department of Education: three required education courses and a teaching internship. Please see the Education department's guidelines in the college catalog for further information.