Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Major Requirements

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

The following requirements must be fulfilled:


I. The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.


 II. Ancient language proficiency  
In addition to course requirements, students must complete the language proficiency requirement, which includes Greek (GREK) or Latin (LATN) language study through the 2002 level, or one classical language through the 1002 level and the other through the 2001 level. Students who have scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Latin examination are encouraged to contact the program coordinator. 

 
III. Core course requirements  
Two of the following courses (6 credits): 1  
CLAS 2112 History of Ancient Greece  
or HIST 2112 History of Ancient Greece
CLAS 2113 The Roman World to 337 A.D.  
or HIST 2113 The Roman World to 337 A.D.
CLAS 2803 The Ancient Near East and Egypt to 322 B.C.  
or HIST 2803 The Ancient Near East and Egypt to 322 B.C.
One of the following courses (3 credits):  
AH 3101 Ancient Art of the Bronze Age and Greece  
AH 3102 Ancient Art of the Roman Empire  
AH 3103 Art and Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East  
Capstone (3 credits)  
CLAS 4111 Capstone Study  

Additional course requirements

 
21 credits (7 courses) in electives taken as follows: 2  
12 credits (four courses) selected from Group A, including at least two courses at the 3000 level or above. 1  
9 credits (three courses) selected from Groups A and/or B. All 9 credits may be taken from Group B, but no more than 9 credits in this group can be counted toward degree requirements.  
Group A: CLAS, GREK, and LATN  
CLAS 2104 Ancient Medicine and Modern Medical Terms  
CLAS 2105 Special Topics  
CLAS 2105W Special Topics  
CLAS 2106 Mythology of the Classical World  
or CLAS 2106W Mythology of the Classical World
CLAS 2107 Greek and Roman Drama  
CLAS 2112 History of Ancient Greece  
or HIST 2112 History of Ancient Greece
CLAS 2113 The Roman World to 337 A.D.  
or HIST 2113 The Roman World to 337 A.D.
CLAS 2802 Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Near East  
CLAS 2803 The Ancient Near East and Egypt to 322 B.C.  
or HIST 2803 The Ancient Near East and Egypt to 322 B.C.
CLAS 2804 History of Ancient Israel 3  
or HIST 2804 History of Ancient Israel
CLAS 3104 Dead Sea Scrolls  
CLAS 3105 Topics in Classical Studies  
CLAS 3107 Law and Diplomacy in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean  
CLAS 3111 Topics in Ancient History  
or HIST 3111 Topics in Ancient History
CLAS 3112 Art and Archaeology of Pompeii  
CLAS 3113 Greece and Rome in the Art and Architecture of Washington D.C.  
CLAS 3114 Topics in Ancient Literatures and Cultures  
CLAS 3115 Topics in Ancient Art and Archaeology  
CLAS 3116 Identity in the Greco-Roman World  
or HIST 3116 Identity in the Greco-Roman World
CLAS 3117 Alexander The Great  
or HIST 3117 Alexander The Great
CLAS 3119 The Ancient Economy  
or HIST 3119 The Ancient Economy
CLAS 3901 Directed Project  
or CLAS 3901W Directed Project
CLAS 4901 Directed Project  
GREK 3001 Major Greek Authors I  
or GREK 3001W Major Greek Authors II
GREK 3002 Major Greek Authors II  
or GREK 3002W Major Greek Authors II
LATN 3001 Major Latin Authors I  
or LATN 3001W Major Latin Authors I
LATN 3002 Major Latin Authors II  
or LATN 3002W Major Latin Authors II

Group B: Up to 9 credits (see note, above).

 
AH 3101 Ancient Art of the Bronze Age and Greece  
AH 3102 Ancient Art of the Roman Empire  
AH 3103 Art and Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East  
AH 3104 Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age 3  
or ANTH 3806 Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age
AH 3106 Art and Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands  
or ANTH 3805 Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands
AH 3111 Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Architecture  
ANTH 3834 Field Research: Old World  
PHIL 2111 History of Ancient Philosophy  
or PHIL 2111W History of Ancient Philosophy
PSC 2105 Major Issues of Western Political Thought I  
REL 1009 The Hebrew Scriptures  
REL 1010 The New Testament  
REL 3341 Christianity in the Ancient World  

1A course taken as part of the core requirement may not also count as a Group A course selection.

2Students may also earn credit from directed study or coursework abroad if approved by appropriate faculty in Classical Studies.

3Only one course from the following can be counted toward major requirements: AH 3106, ANTH 3805, CLAS 2804, or HIST 2804.