Combined Major in English and Classical Studies
15.5 units, including a senior writing project, distributed as follows:
- CLSC 305 Greek and Roman Values or 306 The Classical Tradition
- CLSC 205 Greek and Roman Mythology: Epic
- CLSC 208 Mythology: Greek Drama
- Two other literature classes in Classics (may include language classes at the 200 level or higher)
- Three other courses in the Classical Studies Department
- ENGL 297 Literature in Context: Genre and Mode
- ENGL 298 Literature in Context: Texts in History
- One 300-level course from Group A (Literature Before the Early to Mid-19th Century)
- One 300-level course from Group B (Literature After the Early to Mid-19th Century)
- Two additional English courses at the 300-level
- ENGL 400 Junior/Senior Seminar
A senior writing project (taken for one half unit as IDST 379) on a comparative topic dealing with literatures in Latin or Greek and English is required. The paper will be 20-30 pages long, will make significant use of primary and secondary sources, and will be conducted through independent study.
By the time the student selects a focus for the senior writing project, which should be no later than spring of the junior year, s/he should select an appropriate supervisor in each discipline and designate one as the primary supervisor. The primary supervisor will have final responsibility for determining the student’s grade on the senior writing project after considering an evaluation and a suggested grade supplied by the second supervisor. If there is sharp disagreement between the two supervisors over the final grade, the chairperson of the primary supervisor’s department will appoint a third reader/grader, whose decision will break the deadlock between the first and second supervisors.
When a student declares the Combined Major, he or she will be assigned to an advisor in each department. Each advisor will be responsible for advising the student on the selection of courses in the advisor’s department.
Note: A grade of C (2.0) is required in all coursework comprising the combined major.