Sep 27, 2023
**THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY NOT ADMITTING NEW STUDENTS**
Classics is the study of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Both cultures have had a profound influence on life in the western world, especially in areas like language and literature, art and architecture, politics and religion, and science and philosophy. The classics faculty at Wright State offer classes in most of these areas.
The Greek major allows students to focus primarily on the study of Greek language, literature, and culture. Students are required to take 7 semesters of Greek language. Additional electives cover courses in a diverse range of subjects relating to the study of the Classical world.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates in the Greek, BA program can:
- effectively write and communicate
- think critically
- read classical Greek at the advanced level
- appreciate the diverse worldviews, history, and literature of ancient Greece
Classics Honors Program
Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in Greek may substitute an Honors project for CLS 4100 . An Honors project involves independent study with a faculty mentor. It will usually extend over two consecutive terms and earn six hours of credit upon its successful completion. The project culminates in the writing of a major research paper (25-30 pages) during the second term and an oral defense of the project with the program faculty.
For More Information
I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours
Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours
Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours
Element 3: Global Traditions 6: Hours
Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours
Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours
Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours
Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours
II. Major Requirements: 36 Hours
III. Related Requirements
IV. College Requirements: 6 Hours
Filled by major requirement
Graduation Planning Strategy
The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.