Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations (ICC)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 16.1200

College of Arts & Sciences


Major Description

Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations is a broad-based area study encompassing the literature, history, linguistics, art and archaeology, philosophy, and religion of Greece, Rome and the Near East from pre-history to late antiquity. For centuries, the study of these vibrant societies has been recognized as essential to a proper understanding of our own culture and, recently, there has been a renewed recognition of the skills such study develops.

All students wishing to enroll in the ICC major must schedule an appointment with the Coordinator or the Academic Advisor of Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations in order to develop a program of study. Students will be urged to fulfill their General Education and University Exit Requirements, whenever possible, from courses taught within the Classical Civilizations Program. Courses that are applied toward the Gen. Ed. or "Core" Requirements cannot be utilized more than once.

The ICC Major can be fulfilled in one of two ways:

  1. The ICC Major (33 hours minimum) is intended for students who wish to become familiar with aspects of the Classical Heritage of Western Civilization.
  2. The ICC Major with Honors (39 hours minimum) is intended for students who wish to continue their studies beyond the undergraduate level and includes a thesis (3 hours). The student must also maintain a 3.50 GPA within the major and a 3.30 overall GPA.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

There are no state mandated common course prerequisites for this major.

Total Major Hours: 33-34 Hours

Major Core Courses - 33-34 Hours

  • 12 hours from the ICC "Core":
    • CLA 3103 Daily Life in Ancient Greece or CLT 3103 Epic Battles and Dramatic Reversals in Greek Thought
    • CLA 3124 Daily Life in Ancient Rome or CLT 3123 Voyages and Metamorphoses in Roman Imagination
    • HIS 3930 Archaeology of Greece or HIS 3930 Roman Archaeology or REL 3280 Biblical Archaeology
    • CLT 3370 Gods, Heroes, and Monsters in the Ancient World
  • 18 hours (minimum) from the ICC "Fields":
    • Two (2) courses from an approved list of 2000- to 3000-level courses in Anthropology, Classics, History, Philosophy or Religious Studies.
    • Four (4) courses from an approved list of 3000- to 4000-level courses in Anthropology, Classics, History, Philosophy or Religious Studies.
  • Three to four hours from an approved list of 4000-level Exit Requirement courses in Anthropology, Classics, History, Philosophy or Religious Studies.

Research Opportunities

All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 or IDS 4914 courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

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