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2023/2024 University Catalog 
    
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Classics, Emphasis in Classical Humanities, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences


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(SIMS Code: 111525)

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” No more than 48 units in classics courses can apply to the degree.

During their last semester, all seniors majoring in classics shall submit to the department a portfolio of their scholarly work that includes a 300-word summary of their study of the classics, the paper submitted for HUM 490 , and seminar presentation.

A minor is not required with this major.

Impacted Program

The Chicana and Chicano studies major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the Chicana and Chicano studies major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Emphasis in Classical Humanities


Preparation for the Major


(16 units)

Students should note that a number of the upper division required and recommended courses listed below have lower division prerequisites, but these prerequisites do not constitute requirements per se for the completion of the major.

Six Units from


Six units from any other lower division course offered in classics, or

Language Requirement


Majors in Emphasis in Classical Humanities require completion of six upper division units in a classical language in addition to lower division prerequisites.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

International Experience


The department encourages international experience for its majors. A student who has completed the Preparation for the Major may apply to the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS) or an equivalent, approved program in Italy or Greece for a semester abroad. Units taken during this semester abroad may apply toward the major if approved in advance by a department adviser.

Upper Division Greek or Latin


A minimum of six units of upper division Greek or Latin; nine units of approved electives in art, comparative literature, history, philosophy, theatre, and religious studies appropriate to the study of the ancient Mediterranean world (additional prerequisites may apply to upper division courses outside the department).

Elective Approval


Elective courses taken to fulfill the major must be approved by the classics undergraduate adviser.

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