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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Grand Valley State University
   
 
    
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Arts in Classics, Latin Secondary Education Emphasis


(Minimum of 21 credits beyond completion of the Core requirements):

The Latin secondary education emphasis offers prospective Latin teachers preparation in Latin comprehension and instruction and in classical civilization at a level consistent with state and national norms. These students work within both the Department of Classics and the College of Education. While the College of Education is ultimately responsible for overseeing the certification process for students, the Department of Classics is responsible for overseeing the major and for recommending qualified students for admission to the College of Education.

Students with a baccalaureate degree and a major in classics from another institution can be certified to teach by earning at least three credits of instruction in Latin in the classics department and completing the professional education requirements of the College of Education. The required courses in Latin must be approved by the department chair or designee.

Requirements for a Major in Classics, Latin Secondary Education Emphasis


Core Requirements (6-9 Credits)


(6-9 Credits: 6 in Cultural Core and 0-3 in Language Core beyond fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts Cognate Requirement.)

Cultural Core Requirement (including Capstone):

Students majoring in classics complete 6 credits of instruction in a sequence of courses intended to introduce them to the interdisciplinary dimension of classics and to provide detailed instruction in selected methods of inquiry and particular aspects of Greco-Roman civilization.

All Classics majors take:

  • CLA 195 - Introduction to Ancient Greece and Rome Credits: 1 ordinarily by the end of their sophomore year.
  • CLA 395 - Research Methods in Classics Credits: 2 by the end of their junior year.
  • CLA 495 - Notions of the Classics (Capstone) Credits: 3 during their senior year.

Language Core Requirement: 

  • Students majoring in classics complete Intermediate language study in either ancient Greek or Latin, typically by taking GRK 202 - Intermediate Ancient Greek II Credits: 3 or LAT 202 - Intermediate Latin II Credits: 3. Those commencing language study typically fulfill the Bachelor of Arts Cognate Requirement through three semesters of study in GRK/LAT 101-102-201 (12 credits). Others may satisfy these requirements through language placement administered by the Department of Classics; they must nevertheless complete the 30-credit minimum through additional coursework in the major.

Requirements in Addition to the Core:


  • At least 18 credits of instruction in Latin (LAT) at the 300 level or above, 3 of which must be LAT 353 - Latin Prose Composition Credits: 3.
  • At least 3 credits of instruction in any course in Classics (CLA), in HNR 222 - Classical World II Credits: 3, or in an approved substitute.

Classics Program Description


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