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History, Anthropology & Classics Requirements

Requirements for the Anthropology Major

  • 33 credits
  • AN101 and SW215
  • 3 hours in a subfield of anthropology (200–400 level)
  • 3 hours of methodology (AN352 or course approved by advisor)
  • 3 hours of theory (AN390)
  • 12 hours of elective courses
  • 3 hours capstone: AN460 or honors thesis (AN499) or other advisor-approved course
  • 3 hours internship, study abroad, field school, or advisor-approved elective

Requirements for the Anthropology Minor

The minor in anthropology consists of 18 hours: SW215; AN101 or 200-level anthropology course; and 12 hours of electives at the 300 level or above.

Requirements for the Geography Minor

  • 18 hours, with at least 12 hours at the upper-division level
  • SW205-GE, Cultural Geography
  • Other electives, as approved by the department chair

Requirements for the History Major

  • 33 credits
  • HST101, An Introduction to History & Anthropology
  • Two lower-division (100–200-level) courses, one of which must be focused on Asia, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, or world/transnational history
  • HST301, Historiography, typically offered once a year in the fall semester
  • HST302, Junior Seminar, typically offered in the spring
  • HST401, Senior Capstone Project
  • Five upper-division courses (300 level or above) from at least three of the following areas: Asia, Europe, Latin America, United States, Africa and the Middle East, or world/transnational history

Requirements for the History Minor

A minor in history consists of 18 hours, with at least 12 hours at the upper-division level.

Requirements for the Ancient Languages Major

A minimum of 33 hours comprising the following:

  • 24 hours of language courses, including a minimum of 6 hours at the 300 level, and a minimum of 6 hours in each of the languages:
    • GK101, GK102, Elementary Ancient Greek I, II
    • GK203, GK204, Intermediate Ancient Greek I, II
    • GK301, Advanced Ancient Greek
    • GK360, Topics in Greek
    • LT101, LT102, Elementary Latin I, II
    • LT203, LT204, Intermediate Latin I, II
    • LT301, Advanced Latin
    • LT317, Latin Prose Composition
    • LT360, Topics in Latin
  • 3 hours of Texts and Ideas from either of the following:
    • TI200-CLA, Roman Perspectives
    • TI201-CLA, Ancient Greek Perspectives
  • 6 hours of 300-level courses from the following:
    • CLA300, Study Tour of Greece (application required)
    • CLA301, Epic Poetry
    • CLA302, Lyric Poetry/Love Poetry
    • CLA303, Drama on the Ancient Stage
    • CLA304, History of Ancient Philosophy
    • CLA322, The Art & Architecture of Greece and Rome
    • CLA323, Women in Antiquity
    • CLA324, Law and Orator
    • CLA360, Topics in Classical Studies

Requirements for the Greek and Roman Culture Major

A minimum of 30 hours comprising the following:

  • 6 hours in Latin or Greek language courses (see languages track)
  • 6 hours of Texts and Ideas from both the following:
    • TI200-CLA, Roman Perspectives
    • TI201-CLA, Ancient Greek Perspectives
  • 6 hours of 300-level courses from the following:
  • CLA300, Study Tour of Greece (application required)
    • CLA301, Epic Poetry
    • CLA302, Lyric Poetry/Love Poetry
    • CLA303, Drama on the Ancient Stage
    • CLA304, History of Ancient Philosophy
    • CLA322, The Art & Architecture of Greece and Rome
    • CLA323, Women in Antiquity
    • CLA324, Law and Orator
    • CLA360, Topics in Classical Studies
    • GK301, Advanced Ancient Greek
    • GK360, Topics in Greek
    • LT301, Advanced Latin
    • LT317, Latin Prose Composition
    • LT360, Topics in Latin
  • 3 hours of 300-level courses outside of classics, with significant focus on the ancient world. In addition to the following, students may petition classics faculty to count other courses:
    • HS326, Sex, Gender, Love, & Friendship in the Classical World
    • PL311, History of Ancient Philosophy
    • PO381, Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
    • RL308, Paul and the Early Church
  • 9 hours of classics courses at any level, including:
    • PCA262-CLA, Greek Art & Myth
    • CLA261, Etymology: Work Power (online)

Requirements for the Combined History and Classics Major

The major requires 45 hours. Detailed requirements are posted at www.butler.edu/philosophy-religion-classics or can be obtained at the departmental office.

Requirements for the Minor

A minimum of 18 hours combined of classics, Greek, and/or Latin. A minimum of two 300-level courses. Note: It is recommended that, at a minimum, students learn the beginning level of either Greek or Latin. If they continue with two courses at the 200 level or above, these courses will count both toward their minor and toward fulfilling the foreign language requirement for a liberal arts degree.

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.