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Integrated Learning Requirement

Majors in Ancient Studies must strengthen their skills in the study of antiquity by taking three complementary courses in the College of Arts and Sciences. No more than two of these courses may be taken in any one department. Students have considerable flexibility in choosing these courses because familiarity with a wide variety of issues, methods, and tools is vital to the study of antiquity. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the major (especially the Ancient Cultures concentration), the boundary between courses in the major and courses in the integrated learning requirement is inherently fluid. The three courses needed for the integrated learning requirement may be drawn from programs and departments that focus on (1) relevant cultural and historical contexts; (2) methodologies that are applied in the study of antiquity; (3) research tools that are employed in the study of antiquity. More specific recommendations are below, but students should consult with their advisors to determine what courses are best suited to their own interests. Courses listed in some departments may have prerequisites.

  1. Recommended for students in the Classics concentration interested in certification in Latin for Secondary Education: Students should take the required courses for certification. These include at least one linguistics course, which may be chosen from the following: LIN 101 Introduction to Linguistics; LIN 470 Topics in LInguistics: Linguistics. Students should also take the necessary educational courses, which include: EDU 150 Schools in Society; EDU 151 Educational Psychology; EDU 414-415 Instructional Techniques for Foreign Languages. Note that prerequisites for EDU 151 include PSY 100 Introductory Psychology.
  2. Recommended for other Students in the Classics concentration: Any three courses in ART, CSC, HIS, LIN, MAT, PHL, REL, or SOC that may complement the major concentration, chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. These courses may include other courses in ancient studies that are outside the field of Classics.
  3. Recommended for students in both the Classics concentration and Ancient Cultures concentration interested in archaeology: Students may take any courses in BIO, CHM, CSC, MAT, PHY, SOC beyond the courses used to satisfy the GEP and major requirements.
  4. Recommended for other students in the Ancient Cultures concentration: Any three courses in relevant cultures, history, language, methodologies, or research tools that may complement the major concentration.