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Undergraduate Program

Major Requirements: Classical Studies

Related Fields Option

In the Department of Classics, we teach a specific body of subject matter pertaining to the civilizations of Graeco-Roman antiquity; to this subject matter we apply the appropriate scholarly methodologies. Among the options for completion of a major in Classical Studies is one that allows for students to take two courses in "Related Fields" offered by other departments. The purpose of the Related Fields option is to provide the student with a broader perspective on the knowledge he or she has acquired in Classics courses. This can be achieved in a number of ways:

  1. By taking courses in which the same subject matter studied in Classics courses or subject matter which is a direct continuation of that studied in Classics courses is viewed from the perspective of a different discipline.
  2. By taking courses in which the methodologies employed in Classics courses are applied to other civilizations.

The following courses, whose relevance to the study of Classics is clear, will automatically be accepted in lieu of the ninth and tenth Classics courses.

Course # Course name
FAH 1 Introduction to Art History
DR 1 Comedy and Tragedy
DR 137 Theatre and Society
ES 11 Technology as Culture
ENG 50/51 Shakespeare
ENG 109 Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition
ENG 110 The Renaissance in England
ENG 173 Literary Theory
HIST 53 Europe to 1815 (Formerly History 10)
HIST 55 Europe in the Early Middle Ages (formerly History 20)
HIST 56 Europe in the High Middle Ages (formerly History 21)
ITAL 51 Inferno
ITAL 52 Purgatorio and Paradiso
ITAL 55 The Rinascimento
PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 121 Metaphysics
REL 22 Introduction to the New Testament
REL 34 The Church through the Centuries
REL 52 Judaism through the Centuries

The above list should not be thought of as conclusive and final. There are many other courses in the Tufts curriculum which may have a valid relationship to the study of Classics and for which a justification can be made.

Courses not on the above list may be reviewed on a case by case basis. Students are invited to submit a written petition in demonstrating the connection(s) between the course and its relation to the knowledge which the student has acquired in the study of Classics. Petitions accepted by the Department may be applied toward the major in Classics as a Related Fields course.

The following courses have a permanent Cross-list relationship with Classics courses. You may register for them through Classics (CLS) or through any of the related programs (ARCH, DR, FAH, HIST, JS, LING, PS) and have them count toward the Classics major or minor requirements.

Course # Course name Cross-listed
CLS 26 Archaeology of Egypt ARCH 26,  HIST 76
CLS 27 Classical Archaeology ARCH 27, FAH 19
CLS 29 Archaeology of Palestine ARCH 29, FAH 18, JS 77
CLS 37 History of Ancient Greece HIST 50
CLS 38 History of Ancient Rome HIST 51
CLS 39 The Byzantines and Their World HIST 58
CLS 45 Western Political Thought I PS 41, PHIL 41
CLS 47 Greece, Rome, & Chine HIST 105
CLS 55 Greek and Roman Tragedy DR 53
CLS 56 Greek and Roman Comedy DR 54
CLS 71 Historical Linguistics LING 71
CLS 110 Empresses, Saints, & Scholars; The Women of Byzantium HIST 157
CLS 123 Philosophy of Law PHIL 123
CLS 142 The Rise of the Greeks HIST 148
CLS 143 Greeks and Barbarians HIST 149
CLS 144 Athens: Marathon to Socrates HIST 151
CLS 146 Greek and Roman Medicine HIST 150
CLS 150 Plato's Socrates PHIL 150, PS 150
CLS 151 Ancient Philosophy PHIL 151
CLS 160 Giza Pyramids: Archaeology, History, and Technology ARCH 160
CLS 163 Aegean Archaeology ARCH 163, FAH 103
CLS 164 Greek Art & Archaeology ARCH 164, FAH 104
CLS 167 Tyrrhenian Archaeology ARCH 167, FAH 105
CLS 168 Roman Art & Archaeology ARCH 168, FAH 106
CLS 170 Indo-european Linguistics LING 170
CLS 187 Problems in Classical Archaeology ARCH 187
CLS 188 Problems in Classical Archaeology ARCH 188