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 1 (Focus on Language)

Plan 1 is designed for students focusing on gaining language proficiency, especially those preparing to attend Classics graduate school and/or who wish to pursue teaching Latin or the Classics.  Plan 2 focuses on culture/in translation 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 Self and Society, 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)
LATN 150 or GREK 100 (elementary I of language not taken in first year)
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)
LATN 151 or GREK 101 (elementary II of language not taken in first year)
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
LATN 250 or GREK 200 (elementary II of language stared in the second year)
Classics course 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

300- or 400-level Latin and/or Greek
LATN 251 or GREK 201 (elementary II of language stared in the second year)
Classics course from Area 1 or 3 (at least one in each area must be upper-level)
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

 

 

FALL - Semester 7

300-level Latin and/or Greek
CLAS 461
Classics course 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 8

300- or 400-level Latin and/or Greek
Classics course from Area 1 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 Ancient Greek, at least through intermediate level (minimum two  years often required for many graduate schools).
  • Take LATN 450: Latin Prose Composition if possible (highest-level Latin course, offered every third spring).
  • 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).
  • If interested in teaching, combine Classics BA with Foreign Language Teacher Preparation Minor.
  • 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.
  • Liberally take language courses from Area 2 (Language and Literature) – lots of language prep is expected in graduate school, whether it be Classics MA, Classics MA Teaching, or Classics PhD programs.
  • Service Learning opportunities available to teach Latin in local elementary schools as volunteer work or for credit (CML 200: Service Learning - Latin, 2 credits, repeatable).

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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