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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Latin Concentration

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Latin Concentration

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
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. Once you have selected your faculty advisor, follow these easy steps to declare your new major: Fill out the university "Declaration of Major" form, available on the Registrar's website. Have your current (pre-major) advisor sign the Declaration of Major form. Meet with your proposed, new Classics advisor, and have him/her sign your Declaration of Major form. Bring a complete copy of the Declaration of Major form to the Classics Department Administrator. Return the original form to the Dean of Advising Office, Dowling Hall. You have now officially declared a major! Learning Objectives Objectives for Latin Majors Acquire the ability to read with comprehension randomly selected passages of Latin/Greek texts, demonstrating the mastery of relevant vocabulary and syntax. Acquire the ability to read Latin/Greek texts with correct pronunciation and, in the case of poetic texts, accurate metrical scansion. Acquire the ability to recognize and analyze the effects of stylistic features of Latin/Greek texts (e.g., dialect, diction, archaisms, literary allusions, rhetorical tropes, meter, and poetic artifice). Develop knowledge of major authors' lives and works that informs the student's understanding of the authors' historical significance--student should be able to assess the literary and intellectual relationships between authors and other preceding or contemporary literary figures, to assess the authors' contributions to the literary development of the genres involved, and to assess the authors' contributions to the chronological development of important intellectual themes. Become familiar with the chronological transmission and impact of authors' texts from manuscript to printed text. Demonstrate assimilation of the content in courses taken for the major, through verbal discussion, written examinations, class presentations, and papers/projects which evince mastery of research methodologies and critical evaluation of primary and secondary sources.