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

  • Required courses:
    • Option 1: CLST 181S, 201S or 283, and CLST 182S, 202, or 284
    • Option 2: Two courses in Greek or Latin below the 250-level
    • Note: The two options may not be combined (e.g., CLST 181S and LATIN 102 does not satisfy the requirement)
  • Seven courses in total 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 250-level (Greek and Latin independent studies below the 300-level do not satisfy this requirement)
    • Philosophy
    • Art and archaeology
    • History
  • CLST 480S Capstone Seminar in Classical Studies (CLST 480S)
  • Senior Dossier

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.