Classical Civilization (Ancient History, Archaeology, Literature, and Culture)

Students pursuing the Classical Civilization major will study ancient Greece and Rome through their history, art and archaeology, literature, and philosophy. For double majors in Classical Languages and Classical Civilization, no more than two courses may be counted toward both majors.

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Requirements: At least 10 courses

  • Coursework to complete one of the options below. The two options may not be combined.
    • Option 1:
    • Option 2:
      • Two Greek courses OR two Latin courses below the 300-level (NOTE: CLST 181 Greek Civilization and Lat 101 Elementary Latin do not satisfy the requirement)
  • Seven Classical Studies CLST courses at or above the 200-level in at least three of the following areas:
    • literature in translation at or above the 200-level  or in the original language at or above the 300-level
    • philosophy
    • art and archaeology
    • history

NOTE: CLST 283 Greek History/284 Roman History may not be counted toward the seven 200-and-above level courses. Consult with the DUS during your planning to determine which courses fit in the areas above.

Note about Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Credit for LATIN 25 Introduction to Literature is earned through College Board Advanced Placement tests in Latin. Earning AP credit helps determine your placement in Latin courses at Duke, but does not count toward the major.