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Classics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Missoula, MT, United States
The Classics program of The University of Montana offers three emphases in (a) Classical Languages (both Greek and Latin), (b) Latin alone, or (c) Classical Civilization.
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All the courses of the Classics program of The University of Montana are designed to prepare the student fully for more advanced study in the field, but each will serve equally as the core of a liberal arts education for students who choose to pursue something else after graduating from college.

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The Latin and Greek languages are the core of all three programs. Students begin by learning the basic grammar of Latin or Greek over the course of one year. The amount of additional language study depends on which emphasis the student chooses. In the second-year of both Latin & Greek students begin to read texts of key authors. In the Fall, students read selections from prose authors (Latin: Cicero, Caesar; Greek: Plato, Lysias, Xenophon). In the Spring, students are introduced to poetry (Latin: Vergil; Greek: Homer). In the second-year study of Latin, readings are complemented with compositional exercises to ensure proficiency in both reading and writing.

At a more advanced level, students study closely works by such authors (in Greek) as Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Euripides, Herodotus, Hesiod, Homer, Plato, Sophocles,Thucydides, and Xenophon; or (in Latin) Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Livy, Lucretius, Ovid, Pliny, Sallust, Seneca, Tacitus, and Vergil. By translating and studying such authors, students come to know the not only the languages, but also the literature, history, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks and Romans, which form the basis for what the West has since become.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Survey of Greek and Roman Lit
  • Roman and Early Christian Art
  • The Roots of Western Ethics
  • Ancient Greece
  • Intermediate Greek II or
  • Major Latin Authors

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General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit required application documents
  • English language proficiency requirements
  • Academic records
  • Financial information
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27238 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27238 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7412 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Missoula

  • 1000 - 2080 USD/month
    Living Costs

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