(College of Letters and Science)
Carey Seal, Ph.D., Program Director
Department Office. Classics Program; 215 Sproul Hall; 530-752-0835; http://classics.ucdavis.edu
The Major Program
Classical Civilization is an interdisciplinary major that examines the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Greece, Rome
The Program. The major has two tracks: (1) Classical and Mediterranean Civilizations, and (2) Classical Languages and Literatures. The core of both major tracks consists of two years of Latin or Greek, the introductory sequence on the ancient Mediterranean world (CLA 001, 002, 003 or 004), the advanced seminar (CLA 190), and a number of electives. The Classical and Mediterranean Civilization track allows students to choose their electives from a broadly balanced program in history, art and archaeology, literature, philosophy
Career Opportunities. A degree in Classical Civilization represents a solid liberal arts education that provides an excellent foundation for a wide variety of careers. In the last twenty-five years, many majors have applied to law or medical schools and nearly all have been accepted. Additional career options include library and museum work, teaching, journalism, and graduate study in Classics, art, archaeology, history, literature, philosophy, and religion.
Major Advisors. E. Albu, V. Popescu, C. Seal, A. Uhlig
Honors Program. Candidates for high or highest honors in Classical Civilization must write a senior honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member in Classics. Potential candidates for the honors program must enroll in Classics 194HA and 194HB, normally during the first two quarters of the senior year. Enrollment is limited to upper division students with a minimum of 135 units, and a
Graduate Study. The Department offers a master’s degree in Classics with
Prerequisite credit. Credit will not normally be given for a lower division course in Latin or Greek if it is the prerequisite of a course already successfully completed. Exceptions can be made by the Program Director only.