Requirements for the Ancient Studies Major
GEP Signature Core Courses (See Curricula): six courses
GEP Variable Courses (See Curricula): six to nine courses
Integrative Learning Courses (See Curricula): three courses
GEP Electives: any twelve courses
Ten approved courses. All majors must take at least one course in archaeology and attain at least intermediate proficiency in at least one ancient language. Additional requirements are distributed according to each student's concentration within the major. Students with an interest in teaching in Latin or in graduate studies related to Classics (including Classical archaeology) should choose the Classics concentration. The strong emphasis on ancient languages in the Classics concentration is essential for these goals. The Ancient Cultures concentration is an interdisciplinary program that may be appropriate for students who have other career goals but share an interest in the study of antiquity. The Ancient Cultures concentration also more easily accommodates advanced studies in mathematics and computer science, which are vital to archaeology. In both concentrations, courses at the intermediate 200 level in any ancient language may count among the ten courses. Courses at the introductory 100 level in an ancient language cannot be counted among the ten courses unless it is a student's second ancient language and a student satisfies the requirement for intermediate proficiency in another ancient language.