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B.A. in Classical Studies University of California, Riverside




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The objective of the B.A. in Classical Studies is the furthering of knowledge of classical civilization through two emphases: the study of Greek and/or Latin language(s) and literature(s) and the study of courses in English translation on topics including classical literature, history, politics, religion, mythology, and art in order to aid students' appreciation of the Greek and Roman contributions to later Western civilization.

The student who majors in Classical Studies acquires a balanced yet focused view of the language, literature, thought, and civilization of Greece and Rome . The student also obtains the valuable skills of a better vocabulary, a sharper critical sense, logical analysis of texts, coherent argumentation, and a valuable perspective on our own society. Classical Studies majors receive a liberal arts education of traditional excellence and one widely esteemed by business and professional schools. A student may also pursue graduate training in Classics, Art History, History, Philosophy, or other related disciplines.

Classics Major: Language Proficiency, All students in Classical Studies must complete either LATN 001, LATN 002, LATN 003, and LATN 004 (or equivalents) or GRK 001, GRK 002, and GRK 003 (or equivalents). They must also complete 12 upper-division units (or the equivalent) of course work in Latin or Greek. either LATN 001, LATN 002, LATN 003, and LATN 004 (or equivalents) or GRK 001, GRK 002, and GRK 003 (or equivalents)and Twelve (12) upper-division units or the equivalent of course work in Latin or Greek. Civilization requirement: Either two courses from CLA 010A, CLA 010B, CLA 010C or both CLA 027A and CLA 027B, CPLT 015. Twenty-four (24) units from the following: Upper-division Latin or Greek literature courses beyond the language proficiency requirement. AHS 147, AHS 148, CLA 100/HISE 110, CLA 110 (E-Z)/LATN 110 (E-Z), CLA 112/CPLT 112/RLST 117, CLA 114/CPLT 114, CLA 120 (E-Z), CLA 165, CLA 190, GRK 190, LATN 190, PHIL 121Q, POSC 110, RLST 136, THEA 125E. Other courses outside the Classics program related to the major with approval of the student's advisor.

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Full Time (Minimum of 180 units)

Tuition fees

$45,381.00 (34,00,739) per year

Tuition and Fees: USD $15,627 Plus Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition: USD $29,754




College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

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92521, United States

Entry requirement for international students

You are considered a freshman applicant if you are in high school or have not yet enrolled in a regular session at a college or university after high school graduation (excluding the summer immediately after graduation).

English Language Proficiency

If English is not the applicant’s native language, or the language of instruction at school, English proficiency must be demonstrated in one of these ways: Pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 80 or higher (iBT); Pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 60 or higher on the Paper Based Test (PBT); Pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.5 or higher; Achieve a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Exam in English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition; Achieve a score of 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level Examination in English (Language A); Complete a transferable college course in English Composition with a C grade or better.

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