The department offers majors in Greek, in Latin, and in classics, which is a combination of the two languages in any proportion as long as no fewer than two semester courses are taken in either. All three majors consist of eight semester courses, of which seven must be in the ancient languages. The eighth may be a classical civilization course, PHIL 217, or a course in some related field approved in advance by the department. Courses numbered 111 may not be counted toward the major. Latin 202 through 316 will normally be introductory to higher courses in Latin, and Greek 212 through 318 will serve the same function in Greek.
Upon graduation, a major in the Classical Languages (Classics, Greek and Latin) program from Amherst College should be able to
- read Classical texts within their cultural and historical settings (Roman texts for Latin majors, Greek texts for Greek majors, and both for classics majors);
- read texts critically and analyze them closely;
- write clearly and persuasively;
- conduct basic research necessary for the study of the classical world;
- pursue graduate work in classics or a career in teaching Latin and/or Greek at the secondary school level.
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- Greek Civilization
- Roman Civilization
- Greek Language
- Greek Prose: Plato's Apology
- Greek Epic
- Greek Tragedy
- 48 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Languages General Studies & Classics View 508 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application, Coalition Application OR QuestBridge Application
- Amherst College Writing Supplement
- $65 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver (requested through Common Application, Coalition Application or Amherst's Quick Pass).
- School Report
- Secondary School Transcript
- Counselor Recommendation (College Counselor / Guidance Counselor)
- Two Teacher Recommendations (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language)
- Optional Standardized Test Results for the SAT or ACT (either self-reported or official scores).
- Early Decision Agreement (for ED applicants)
- First marking period grades from senior year (for ED applicants)
- Mid-Year School Report Form (as soon as first trimester/first semester grades are available)
- Mid-Year Transcript (as soon as first trimester/first semester grades are available)
International75800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 75800 USD per year during 48 months.
National75800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 75800 USD per year during 48 months.
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