For students who entered in 2012 and beyond:
Thirty-one credit hours, including a minimum of
- Reading proficiency of Greek or Latin at the 300-level demonstrated by completion of two of the following: CL 310 , CL 311 , or CG 310 , CG 311 . Students may enroll in 310 and 311 courses more than once with permission.
- Gateway course: CC 200 ;
- One course from each of the following clusters:
- Literature: CC 220 , CC 222 , CC 223 , CC 224 ,
- History: , , , ; CC 226
- Art History: AH 222 , AH 223 ; and
- CC 365 or (when applicable) HI 351A-D .
- Transition course:
Students must also complete a capstone project, either
a. an expanded research paper in either or a 300-level Greek or Latin course;
b. a senior thesis; or
c. an independent study that results in a research paper or other advanced project.
, CC 291 , ; PL 204 ; PH 203 , PH 327 ; and (when applicable) RE 330 . and may not count toward the major.
Students may count toward the major any course listed above plus
WRITING REQUIREMENT IN THE MAJOR: Majors will meet the writing requirement in Classics through CC 200 and CC 365 or (when applicable) HI 351A-D , ideally taken toward the beginning and end, respectively, of their studies at Skidmore.
Suggested course clusters in Greek and Roman literature, art and archaeology, history, and philosophy in addition to the major/minor requirements: , , , , , , ; ; , , , ; and .
Art and Archaeology: , , , ; , AN 203 ; , ; , ; and , , , .
History: ; ; and , , , , .
Philosophy: , , , , ; ; , , , ; and , , , .
Majors and minors are encouraged to study modern languages such as French, German, and Italian, in which there is an abundance of classical scholarship available.