The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Classics (BA): Plan 2 (Focus on Culture)

Plan 2 is designed for students focusing on culture/in-translation courses, especially those who are double-majoring with a related field and want a strong background in the Classics without the barrier of language. Plan 1 focuses on language courses.

FALL - Semester 1

LATN 150 or GREK 100 (or higher by placement)
CLAS 261 or CLAS 262 or CLAS 342 or CLAS 352
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 110 or TRU 111 (Classics S&S, if available)
Dialogues coursework

 

SPRING - Semester 2

LATN 151 or GREK 101 (or higher by placement)
CLAS 261 or CLAS 262 or CLAS 342 or CLAS 352
Dialogues coursework

 

FALL - Semester 3

LATN 250 or GREK 200 (or higher level)
CLAS 261 or CLAS 262 or CLAS 342 or CLAS 352
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

 

SPRING - Semester 4

LATN 251 or GREK 201 (or higher level)
CLAS 261 or CLAS 262 or CLAS 342 or CLAS 352
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

 

FALL - Semester 5

300-level Latin and/or Greek
Classics courses from Area 1 or 3 (at least one in each area must be upper-level)
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

 

SPRING - Semester 6

Classics courses from Area 1, 2, or 3 (at least one in each area must be upper-level)
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

 

FALL - Semester 7

Classics courses from Area 1, 2, or 3 (at least one in each area must be upper-level)
CLAS 461
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

 

SPRING - Semester 8

Classics courses from Area 1, 2 or 3 (at least one in each area must be upper-level)
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

 

NOTES:
Advising Recommendations

  • Take TRU 111: Classical Foundations of Self & Society (if offered freshman year – not required of Classics majors, but counts as an elective in the major for Area 1).
  • Summer Study Abroad to Greece (earn GRE 300: Sacred Sites in Greece, 6 credits).
  • Take electives in Areas 1 (Culture) and 3 (Supporting Disciplines) based on interests.
  • Take more than the bare minimum from Area 3, and try to align with interests and other major or minor areas.

Dialogues Curriculum: The Dialogues Curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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