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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Classics

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Classics

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months

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The degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is conferred on all students who complete this program. Students whose major concentration is applied mathematics, applied physics, astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, biopsychology, chemical physics, chemistry, cognitive and brain Sciences, computer science, engineering psychology, environmental studies (as second major only), geological sciences, geology, mathematics, and physics are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Those majoring in psychology, psychology/clinical and quantitative economics may choose to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts at the time they complete their degree sheet. Students in all other majors will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students whose multiple majors make them eligible for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree may choose between the two when completing their degree sheet. Classical Studies Major Requirements - 10 courses [ Checklist ] Two courses: CLS 31 or GRK 131; CLS 32 or LAT 132 Two courses in Greek and Roman History (CLS 37 and 38), or two in Greek and Roman Archaeology (CLS 27, 164, or 168) Two Classics (CLS, LAT, or GRK) courses numbered above 100 in addition to any taken in fulfillment of requirements above. Four other courses: Two must be in Classics (CLS), Latin (LAT) 3 or above, or any level of Greek (GRK) language. Two may be in be in Sanskrit (SKT) or related fields. See related fields option. Latin and Greek Language courses are strongly recommended. Objectives for Classical Studies Major Acquire the ability to engage with a wide range of subjects and sub-disciplines of Classical Studies, using a synthetic approach: literature, archaeology, history, epigraphy, etc. Gain an understanding and an ability to work with interconnected but very different types of information and methodologies within an interdisciplinary curriculum. Acquire the scholarly tools necessary to engage in an open and sensitive manner with cultures very different from one's own by close examination of the world-systems within which the ancient cultures of Greece and Italy developed and operated. Recognize that these tools of cultural analysis and understanding are widely applicable to other historical and contemporary cultures. Demonstrate the ability to conduct systematic research according to the rigorous methodological standards of Classics. In particular, be able to use the evidence of primary and secondary sources in a balanced and nuanced manner within scholarly arguments to reconstruct ancient societies, and be aware of the strengths and limitations of various kinds of evidence. (These skills are transferable to any discipline or career path.) Become familiar with the global legacy of the Classical world. Develop an awareness of the contributions of Greek and Roman societies to later and contemporary western civilization, and, by studying Greco-Roman antiquity, participate in the constant dialogue between the ancient and modern worlds. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental facts, institutions, material culture, ideas, social and ethical values, and key historical figures of the ancient world. Be able to contextualize these data within broader arguments and analysis. Demonstrate the ability to articulate an argument effectively both orally and in written form, for various audiences and in various media.