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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classical Studies and Humanities

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies and Humanities is an interdisciplinary degree program that provides students with a foundation in the history of humanistic disciplines and also affords the opportunity to focus on particular periods and intellectual trends. In completing the degree, students must declare either a Classical Studies emphasis, which focuses on the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome as foundational to humanistic studies, or a general Humanities emphasis, which offers a synoptic view of the history of ideas and the opportunity to study the reception of these traditions within a broader range of historical periods. The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, including the hours of the Core Curriculum requirements. For either emphasis, 39 of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level (3000- and 4000-level), 18 of which must be earned in upper-division UTSA courses.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies and Humanities must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

Degree Requirements

  1. Common Core (12 semester credit hours):

    CLA  2013  Introduction to Ancient Greece
    CLA  2023  Introduction to Ancient Rome
    PHI  2023  Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

    CLA  4973  Seminar for Classics Majors
    or
    HUM  4973  Senior Seminar in Humanities

  2. Language Component (6-8 semester credit hours):

    Classical Studies Emphasis:
    GRK  1114  Introductory Classical Greek I
    or
    LAT  1114  Introductory Latin I (or equivalent)

    GRK  1124  Introductory Classical Greek II
    or
    LAT  1124  Introductory Latin II (or equivalent)

    Humanities Emphasis:
    6 semester hours in a language other than English

  3. Discipline Core (18 semester credit hours):

    Classical Studies Emphasis:
    GRK  2113  Intermediate Classical Greek I
    or
    LAT  2113  Intermediate Latin I (or equivalent)

    And
    15 semester credit hours of prescribed electives from the following list
    (three courses must be 3000-level or higher):
    CLA  2033  Introduction to Classical Literature
    CLA  2323  Introduction to Classical Mythology
    CLA  2953  Topics for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean
    CLA  3023  Classical Myths and Literature
    CLA  3053  Topics in Classical Genres
    CLA  3063  Topics in the Art and Architecture of the Classical World
    CLA  3123  Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
    CLA  3513  Topics in Classical History
    CLA  4913  Independent Study
    CLA  4953  Special Studies in Classics
    FL    3043  Individualized Instruction in Advanced-Level Language
    (Provided the instruction is in Latin or Greek; may be repeated as often as subject matter varies.)
    HUM  2093  World Religions
    HUM  3023  The Medieval World
    HUM  3043  Classicism and Enlightenment
    Humanities Emphasis:
    HUM  2093  World Religions
    HUM  3013  History of Ideas

    And
    12 semester credit hours in approved historical periods selected from the following (9 of which must be at the 3000-level or higher):
    CLA   3123  Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
    CLA   3513  Topics in Classical History
    HUM  2023  Introduction to Humanities I
    HUM  2033  Introduction to Humanities II
    HUM  2053  History of Film
    HUM  3023  The Medieval World
    HUM  3033  Renaissance Ideas
    HUM  3043  Classicism and Enlightenment
    HUM  3053  The Romantic Age
    HUM  3063  The Modern World

  4. Advanced Support Work (12 semester credit hours):

    Classical Studies Emphasis:
    12 semester credit hours of approved support work. Support work may be drawn from upper-division (3000- or 4000-level) courses listed in ANT, ARC, CLA, COM, CSH, ENG, GRK, HIS, HUM, MUS, PHI or any foreign language of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the UTSA 2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog.

    Humanities Emphasis:
    12 semester credit hours that should form an interdisciplinary course of study developed in conjunction with the undergraduate advisor and designed to aid the student’s integration of his or her program in terms of central themes, focal problems, or fields of historical interest; at least 9 hours must be at the upper-division level.

    The student must take at least 3 semester credit hours in each of the following four areas: Classical studies (CLA), philosophy (PHI), humanities (HUM), and literature in one of the following languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish, or Russian (this includes literature courses in translation, and culture and civilization courses).

  5. Electives (28-30 semester credit hours)



Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Classical Studies and Humanities – Classical Studies Emphasis

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Classical Studies and Humanities degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Advising Center for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in Classical Studies and Humanities, Classical Studies Emphasis – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
HIS 1043, HIS 1053, or HIS 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core) 3
LAT 1114 or GRK 1114 Introductory Latin I (level I) 4
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Mathematics core   3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Spring
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
HIS 1043, HIS 1053, or HIS 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core) 3
LAT 1124 or GRK 1124 Introductory Latin II (level II) 4
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Second Year
Fall
CLA 2013 Introduction to Ancient Greece 3
ECO 2003, ECO 2013, or ECO 2023 Economic Principles and Issues (core) 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
Free elective (GRK 2113 or LAT 2113)   3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core   3
Spring
CLA 2023 Introduction to Ancient Rome 3
PHI 2023 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 3
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Free elective   3
Creative Arts core   3
Third Year
Fall
LAT 2113 or GRK 2113 Intermediate Latin I 3
Upper-division CLA, HUM, or FL elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Upper-division support work   3
Component Area Option core   3
Spring
CLA, HUM, or FL elective   3
CLA, HUM, or FL elective   3
Free elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Upper-division support work   3
Fourth Year
Fall
Free elective   3
Upper-division CLA, HUM, or FL elective   3
Upper-division CLA, HUM, or FL elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Upper-division support work   3
Spring
CLA 4973 Senior Seminar in Classics 3
Free elective   1
Upper-division free elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Upper-division support work   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

 

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Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Classical Studies and Humanities – Humanities Emphasis

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Classical Studies and Humanities degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with advisors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Advising Center for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in Classical Studies and Humanities, Humanities Emphasis – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
HIS 1043, HIS 1053, or HIS 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Foreign language (semester I)   3-4
Mathematics core   3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Spring
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
HIS 1043, HIS 1053, or HIS 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Foreign language (semester II)   3-4
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Second Year
Fall
CLA 2013 Introduction to Ancient Greece 3
HUM 2093 World Religions 3
CLA 3123, CLA 3513, HUM 3023, HUM 3033, HUM 3043, HUM 3053, or HUM 3063 Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core   3
Spring
CLA 2023 Introduction to Ancient Rome 3
HUM 3013 History of Ideas 3
CLA 3123, CLA 3513, HUM 3023, HUM 3033, HUM 3043, HUM 3053, or HUM 3063 Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity 3
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Creative Arts core   3
Third Year
Fall
ECO 2003, ECO 2013, or ECO 2023 Economic Principles and Issues (core) 3
CLA 3123, CLA 3513, HUM 3023, HUM 3033, HUM 3043, HUM 3053, or HUM 3063 Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity 3
PHI 2023 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 3
Free elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Spring
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective *   3
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective *   3
Free elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Component Area Option core   3
Fourth Year
Fall
CLA 3123, CLA 3513, HUM 3023, HUM 3033, HUM 3043, HUM 3053, or HUM 3063 Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity 3
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective *   3
Free elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Upper-division free elective   3
Spring
HUM 4973 Senior Seminar in Humanities 3
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective *   3
Free elective   3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum)   3-1
Upper-division free elective   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

* 9 of these hours must be upper-division.

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