2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2020  
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Classics Major: Classical Studies Track

Requirements for the Major

The Classical Studies track is designed for students seeking a comprehensive background in the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean region as they prepare for careers in law, medicine, business, or other fields in which writing and strong critical thinking skills are essential.

To complete the Classical Studies major, students are required to complete satisfactorily ten courses plus the senior seminar in Classics (CLAS 190 PZ  ); to be taken in the fall of the senior year, unless an alternative is agreed upon with the student’s adviser).

The ten courses must include:

  • At least three courses in Greek or Latin; at least one course must be numbered 100 or above (103 and 104 are half courses).
  • CLAS 001 PO   should be taken early in the student’s studies.
  • The remaining courses will be chosen in consultation with the major adviser, and may be drawn from offerings in literature, archaeology, history, philosophy, culture.
  • A senior thesis (CLAS 191 SC  ) may count as one of these courses.