Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Undergraduate program

A classical languages major (ten courses) involves the study of Greek, Latin, or both languages and literatures.  Students take four courses in Greek or Latin above the 2001 level.  The remaining courses may be in Greek, Latin, or courses in English on classical civilization.  A classical civilization major (ten courses) may include, but does not require, Greek or Latin; it consists of courses in English on ancient history, literature, art and archaeology, and philosophy or religion.  A minor in either classical languages or classical civilization consists of six courses.

The Department participates actively in the Fordham College Core Curriculum. Classes in Latin or Greek fulfill the Fordham College foreign language requirement. The BA requirement may be fulfilled by completing language courses in Greek or Latin to the 2001 level (GREK 2001 or LATN 2001). Students wishing to begin or renew their study of Latin or Greek at Fordham follow the regular four-semester sequence of LATN or GREK 1001, 1002, 1501, and 2001. Students with sufficient previous language training may be placed directly into the intermediate course (LATN or GREK 1501) or literature-level course (LATN or GREK 2001).

HIST 1200-Introduction to Ancient History is a sophomore core area history course. Core area courses are taken by all students during freshman and sophomore years and must be completed by the end of sophomore year.

Courses in classical mythology, drama, and law are offered at the core enrichment level. CLAS 1210, CLAS 1240, and CLAS 1250 are core curriculum literature courses. All students take at least one literature and communications and one social awareness core enrichment course during junior or senior year.

Fordham University is a contributing member of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.  Students are encouraged to apply to that program and also to take advantage of other approved study-abroad programs.

Students in Latin & Greek courses who maintain an average of "B" or above are encouraged to join Fordham's chapter, Epsilon Mu, of the National Classics Honors Society, Eta Sigma Phi.

The Department also hosts an undergraduate club for students interested in classical antiquity, the Classics Club.

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