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Undergraduate Program

Foundation and Distribution Requirements

Classics courses can be used to satisfy Tufts Foundation Requirements – Foreign Language Requirement, the Culture Area of the Foreign Language Requirement and the World Civilizations Requirement – as well as Distribution Requirement in the Humanities, Arts or Social Science

See below for eligible courses and information about how Classics can fulfill your needs.

Foundation

Foreign Language Requirement
Completing LAT 1, 2, and 3 (through placement exam or passing courses) satisfies the 1st part of the Language Requirement. Taking two more LAT courses above the Intermediate level (LAT 21 & LAT 22, for example), will satisfy the 2nd part of the Tufts Language requirement.

Completing GRK 1, 2, and 7 (through placement exam or passing courses) satisfies the 1st part of the Language Requirement. Taking two (2) more courses above the GRK 7 will satisfy the 2nd part of the Tufts Language Requirement.

Culture Area
The Classical Culture Area makes a particularly attractive Culture Area because within the department we offer a wide variety of subject matter and techniques of investigation. In a time span of 1,500 years and in a single geographical area, one can study languages, literature, philosophy, religion, science and medicine, drama, history, archaeology, and mythology. In addition, Classics courses can also fulfill part of other Culture Areas including the Italian Culture Area.

World Civilizations Requirement
Two courses offered by the Classics Department have been approved to count in fulfillment of the World Civilizations Requirement:

  • Classics 0047-01  Greece, Rome, and China
    Associate Professor Steven Hirsch
  • Classics 0048-01/0148-01 -- Time and Festivals in the Ancient World
    Associate Professor Steven Hirsch

Distribution

Humanities

  • Latin 3 and above;
  • Greek 7 and above;
  • Literature courses in translation: Classics 31, 32, 65, 66, 70, 75, 83, 84, 120, 121, 135, 136, 137, 140, 146, 151, 158, 183, 184, 189;
  • History courses: Classics 26, 37, 38, 47, 48, 85, 86, 141, 142, 143, 144, 147, 148, 185, 186.
     

Arts

  • Art and Archaeology courses: Classics 26, 27, 87, 88, 163, 164, 166, 167, 168, 187, 188;
  • Drama courses: Classics 55, 56, 57, 155, 156, 157.
     

Social Science

  • History courses: Classics 26, 37, 38, 45, 47, 85, 86, 141, 142, 143, 144, 147, 160, 185, 186.