Classical Languages

Department website: classics.sewanee.edu/

Professor McDonough, Chair

Associate Professor Holmes

Assistant Professor McCarter

Visiting Assistant Professor Huber


Greek Major — The normal requirement for a Greek major is eleven courses:
at least eight courses in Greek,
three other courses drawn from Greek, Latin, Classical Studies, or from the approved list.
Greek majors planning graduate studies in classics should complete courses in Latin at least through 301.

Latin Major —
The normal requirement for a Latin major is eleven courses:
at least eight courses in Latin,
three other courses drawn from Greek, Latin, Classical Studies or from the approved List.
Latin majors planning graduate studies in classics should complete courses in ancient Greek at least through 301.

Classical Languages Major —
The normal requirement for a major in Classical Languages is 10 courses:
a minimum of six classes in the language of emphasis (ancient Greek or Latin),
four other courses drawn from Greek, Latin, Classical Studies, or from the approved list.

Minor in Greek—
Any six courses in ancient Greek.

Minor in Latin—
Four courses in Latin numbered above 300.

Minor in Classical Languages —
Six courses:
four courses in either ancient Greek or Latin,
two courses from Greek, Latin, Classical Studies, or from the approved list.

The approved list: ArtH 103, Hist 301, Hist 302, Phil 203, Pols 306, Relg 232, or Track One of European Studies (including ArtH 494, ClSt 494, Engl 494, Hist 495, and Phil 492).

A student accepted to any of these majors in the Classics Department is assigned a reading list of ancient authors and modern works bearing on the languages, literatures, and civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. Part of the comprehensive examination is based on these readings. To be eligible for departmental honors, a student majoring in Classical Languages, Greek, or Latin is required to pass all courses in the major with an average of B, to pass the comprehensive examination with a grade of A or B, and to complete an acceptable honors paper.

Departmental Programs and Opportunities: The University is a member of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, and majors are encouraged to study there for one semester. The James M. Fourmy Jr. Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving and qualified graduate of this University for graduate study in classical languages. The Charles M. Binnicker Endowment Fund for foreign study of classical languages provides aid to our students who wish to study abroad.

Core Requirement
(applies only to the Class of 2016 and earlier): The foreign language requirement can be satisfied by any Latin course numbered 300–305.