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Majors and Minors

The Department offers majors and minors in Classics and Comparative World Literature, as well as Subject Matter Competence for the Latin Teaching Credential.

Here is a link to the College of Liberal Arts Advising website with information on checklists, procedures, forms, and degree progress.

Checklists for Classics:

Roman Civilization Major

Greek Civilization Major

Classical Civilization Minor

Checklists for Comparative World Literature Major:

Emphasis in Cultural Studies

Emphasis in Language and Literature

Emphasis in World Literature in Translation

For advising:
see Dr. Kathryn Chew for Classics and the Latin Teaching Credential, MHB 606, (562) 985-5810

and Dr. Vlatka Velcic for Comparative Literature, MHB 609, (562) 985-1815

For Mandatory Freshman Advising, please see the advisors individually.

Classics Majors

Within the Classics major there are two concentrations (1) Roman Civilization and (2) Greek Civilization.

The Option in Roman Civilization requires 41-43 units with a minimum of 21 upper division units.

1. Elementary Latin: LAT 101A and 101B (8 units) OR LAT 300 (Intensive Latin—6 units).

2. Upper Division Latin: 12 units selected from: LAT 301 (4), 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410ABC, 490.

3. Classics 202.

4. Additional Courses in Classics: 12 units selected from: CLSC 100, 101, 110, 130, 300i, 312i, 340, 350, 380, 410i, 420i, 440, 490.

5. Courses in Antiquity: 8 units selected from: GK 101A, 101B; AH 408, 417; COMM 300; CWL 452 (with appropriate topic); HIST 131, 314, 318; PHIL 490 (with appropriate topic); POSC 301; R/ST 471i.

The Option in Greek Civilization requires 43 units with a minimum of 21 upper division units.

1. Elementary Greek: GK 101A and 101B (8 units).

2. Upper Division Greek: 12 units selected from: GK 301A, 301B, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 490.

3. CLSC 201.

4. Additional Classics Courses: 12 units selected from: CLSC 100, 101, 110, 130, 300i, 311i, 340, 380, 410i, 420i, 430, 490.

5. Courses in Antiquity: 8 units selected from: LAT 101A, 101B; AH 408, 416; COMM 300; CWL 452 (with appropriate topic); HIST 131, 313, 318; PHIL 421, 422, 490 (with appropriate topic); POSC 301; R/ST 471i.

Comparative World Literature Majors

Emphasis in Cultural Studies (36 units)

Cultural Studies is the interdisciplinary and multicultural study of literary and other forms of cultural expression analyzed within their social and historical contexts. This emphasis is designed for students wishing to concentrate in cultural studies firmly grounded in literary study. It provides for an interdisciplinary pattern of courses in cultural studies drawn from various disciplines.

1. 9 UNITS (3 courses) Required Courses:

CWL 330A: Masterpieces of European Literature I (3 units)

CWL 330B: Masterpieces of European Literature II (3 units)

CWL 365: Cultural Studies: Histories, Theories, and Issues (3 units)

2. 6 UNITS (2 courses) from the following CWL 300 level courses:

CWL 334, CWL 342, CWL 344, CWL 346, CWL 349, CWL 350, CWL 361

CWL/CLSC 366, CLSC 311/HIST 310, CLSC 312/HIST 312

3. 9 UNITS (3 courses) from the following CWL 400 level courses:

CWL 402, CWL 403, CWL 404, CWL 406, CWL 410, CWL 414. CWL 420, CWL 422, CWL 430, CWL 431, CWL 432, CWL 435, CWL 437, CWL 438, CWL 440, CWL 445, CWL 448, CWL 449, CWL 451, CWL 452, CWL 453, CWL 461

4. 12 UPPER Division Units (4 courses) in Cultural Studies Concentration:

Many courses from the CWL and CLSC Department and related CLA disciplines can be used to satisfy this category. Talk to the Major Advisor.

Emphasis in Language and Literature (42 units)

The traditional undergraduate major in Comparative World Literature, designed to prepare the student for graduate study in Comparative Literature or related fields, with a 36 unit core and one 6 unit concentration in foreign language.

1. 6 UNITS (2 courses) from the following 100-level CWL courses:

CWL 100, CWL 101, CWL 103, CWL 104, CWL 124, CWL 132, CWL 161

2. 6 UNITS (2 courses) from the following 200-level CWL courses:

CWL 205, CWL 213, CWL 220

3. 6 UNITS Required Courses: 

CWL 330A and CWL 330B

4. ONE of the following Courses (3 units total):

CWL 361 or 365

5. 6 UNITS (2 courses) from the following CWL 300 level courses:

CWL 334, CWL 342, CWL 344, CWL 346, CWL 349, CWL 350, CWL 361

CWL/CLSC 366, CLSC 311/HIST 310, CLSC 312/HIST 312

6. 9 UNITS (3 courses) from the following CWL 400 level courses:

CWL 402, CWL 403, CWL 404, CWL 406, CWL 410, CWL 414. CWL 420, CWL 422, CWL 430, CWL 431, CWL 432, CWL 435, CWL 437, CWL 438, CWL 440, CWL 445, CWL 448, CWL 449, CWL 451, CWL 452, CWL 453, CWL 461

7. 6 UNITS (2 courses) of UPPER DIVISION foreign language courses, including at least one LITERATURE course.

Emphasis in World Literature in Translation (36 units)

This emphasis offers a broad background in world literature in translation. It is appropriate for the student interested in focusing on global literature and culture as well as the student who elects the comparative world literature teaching option of the English Single Subject Credential program.

1. 6 UNITS (2 courses) from the following 100-level CWL courses:

CWL 100, CWL 101, CWL 103, CWL 104, CWL 124, CWL 132, CWL 161

2. 6 UNITS (2 courses) from the following 200-level CWL courses:

CWL 205, CWL 213, CWL 220

3. 6 UNITS Required Courses: 

CWL 330A and CWL 330B

4. ONE of the following Courses (3 units total):

CWL 361 or 365

5. 6 UNITS (2 courses) from the following CWL 300 level courses:

CWL 334, CWL 342, CWL 344, CWL 346, CWL 349, CWL 350, CWL 361

CWL/CLSC 366, CLSC 311/HIST 310, CLSC 312/HIST 312

6. 9 UNITS (3 courses) from the following CWL 400 level courses:

CWL 402, CWL 403, CWL 404, CWL 406, CWL 410, CWL 414. CWL 420, CWL 422, CWL 430, CWL 431, CWL 432, CWL 435, CWL 437, CWL 438, CWL 440, CWL 445, CWL 448, CWL 449, CWL 451, CWL 452, CWL 453, CWL 461

Minor in Classical Studies

The minor in Classical Studies offers students majoring in any subject an opportunity to supplement their education with background in the oldest European tradition.

Requirements: A minimum of 20 units, which must include at least 9 upper division units distributed as follows:

1. Two courses in Latin or Greek, both in the same language.

2. A minimum of two courses selected from : CLSC 100, 101, 110, 130, 201, 202, 300i, 340, 410i, 420i, 430, 440, 490; CWL 452 (with appropriate topic); or additional courses in Latin or Greek, not necessarily the same language selected in (1).

3. A minimum of two courses from the following: CLSC 311i or HIST 310i; CLSC 312i or HIST 312i; HIST 313, 314; PHIL 421, 422; AH 408, 416, 417; ANTH 140, 450; POSC 301, R/ST 471i.

Minor in Comparative World Literature

The minor in Comparative Literature provides a flexible program for the student who is majoring in another discipline, but who is interested in literature either for professional advantage or for intellectual enrichment.

Requirements: 18 units in Comparative Literature courses, of which at least 12 are upper division, excluding CWL 499.

Minor in Greek

A minimum of 20 units in Greek courses which must include 4 upper division courses (12 units). Prospective teachers are strongly urged to take, in addition, HIST 313, CLSC 101, 300i, and other courses touching on the ancient world.

The Minor in Greek is available to any non-Classics major.

Minor in Latin

A minimum of 20 units in Latin courses which must include 4 upper division courses (12 units). Prospective teachers are strongly urged to take, in addition, HIST 314, CLSC 101, 300i, and other courses touching on the ancient world.

The Minor in Latin is available to any non-Classics major.

Latin Teaching Credential

A Single Subject Credential in Latin is offered under the auspices of the College of Education at CSULB. Latin is included among “Languages Other Than English.”

The subject matter program in Latin consists of 37 units in Latin and related areas. Completion of these courses meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Preliminary Credential in Latin. Courses taken for subject matter competence for the teaching credential also count toward units needed for the Classics B.A., Option in Roman Civilization. Prospective students should consult the Latin Credential Advisor and the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Program Advisor early to plan their programs.

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Credential, prospective teachers of Latin are also required to complete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate/credential student.

Requirements

1. Required courses: LAT 301 (Intermediate Latin), 401 (Vergil), 402 (Cicero), 410ABC (Latin Prose Composition).

2. Seven courses from the following: LAT 403 (Lyric and Elegy), 404 (Epic), 405 (Historiography of the Republic), 406 (Historiography of the Empire), 407 (Latin of the Early Principate), 408 (Roman Comedy), 409 (Roman Satire), 490 (Special Topics).

3. One of the following: HIST 312i (Roman World), 314 (Roman History); CLSC 420i (Classical Drama), 440 (Archaeology of the Roman World); AH 417 (Roman Art).

Students are required to keep a portfolio of written work produced in the above classes with instructor comments. Members of the Latin faculty evaluate the portfolio according to established criteria. The credential candidate also takes an exit examination administered by the Latin faculty which will assess pronunciation, speech and conversation, listening and writing, and reading. Credential students also produce a Latin play.