Requirements for a Major or Minor in
• Major in Classics (32 credits)
• Major in Classical Studies (32 credits)
• Minor in Classical Studies (20 credits)
• Major in Latin (32 credits)
• Minor in Latin (20 credits)
• Minor in Greek (20 credits)
• Major in Latin Education (32 credits plus 36 credits in education)
• World Languages add-on endorsement for Elementary Education majors, grades K-8 (see education) (24 credits)
Barbara A. McCauley, chair
Heather Waddell Gruber
Edward A. Schmoll
Olin J. Storvick, classicist-in-residence
The department of classical studies seeks to demonstrate the joy of lifelong learning – a classic liberal arts value that includes the ancient concept of balance in all activities. The department emphasizes growth in critical thinking skills and communication within a variety of cultural contexts. All majors call upon students to develop a breadth of knowledge and in-depth expertise in particular fields.
The Latin program provides learning experiences that prepare students to achieve the following outcomes:
• in-depth knowledge of grammar and syntax, without which the other goals are not possible
• familiarity with the primary and secondary sources available for doing research in the area of classical studies
• knowledge of the major writings with which a baccalaureate graduate in classics is expected to be familiar
• awareness of the place of classical studies in present-day American education
The classical studies department provides learning experiences that prepare students to achieve the following outcomes:
• knowledge of the breadth of topics covered in what has become known in current American education as classical studies
• familiarity with the literature of the Greeks and Romans and the influence of the ancients on our art, literature and music
• awareness of the classical history and culture that the founders of America incorporated into the American Constitution
• appreciation for the concepts of literature and art as represented by the ancient Greeks and Romans
Liberal Arts Core World Languages Requirement
Students may satisfy the Core world languages requirement through one of the following options:
A. Successful completion of LAT 112 – Fundamentals of Latin II, GRK 212 – Beginning Greek II, or a higher-numbered course. All students who have studied Latin prior to coming to Concordia are expected to take a placement test in Latin to determine the course level most appropriate for each individual’s ability. If the high school transcript shows the student has not previously studied Latin, the student is not required to take the placement exam and qualifies to enroll in LAT 111 – Fundamentals of Latin I.
B. Students may demonstrate mastery of the scope and content of 111-112 sequence by placing beyond 112 on the placement exam. They are then eligible to take the proficiency exam, the successful completion of which entitles them to exemption from LAT 112.
C. See the department chair for information on special arrangements for placement or proficiency examinations in Greek.
Major in Classics
The requirements for a major in classics are 32 credits:
• 32 credits in Latin or Greek
Students preparing for a major in classics are urged to take supporting courses from the list of culture-related courses for classical studies (see listings below).
Major in Classical Studies
The requirements for a major in classical studies are 32 credits:
• at least 12 credits in Latin or Greek language courses
• additional culture-related courses (see listings below) for a total of 32 credits in the major
Minor in Classical Studies
The requirements for a minor in classical studies are 20 credits:
• at least 8 credits in Latin or Greek language courses
• additional culture-related courses (see listings below) for a total of 20 credits in the major
Major in Latin
The requirements for a major in Latin are 32 credits in Latin. Students preparing for a major in Latin are urged to take supporting courses from those identified as culture-related courses (see listings below).
Minor in Latin
The requirements for a minor in Latin are 20 credits in Latin.
Minor in Greek
The requirements for a minor in Greek are 20 credits in Greek.
Major in Latin Education
This major prepares students to be recommended by the Concordia College department of education for Minnesota licensure to teach Latin in grades K-12. To be eligible to complete this major, the student must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. (See education pages for program information, requirements and course descriptions.)
The requirements for a major in Latin education, are 32 credits plus 36 credits in education:
• LAT 111 – Fundamentals of Latin I, 4 credits
• LAT 112 – Fundamentals of Latin II, 4 credits
• LAT 223 – Latin Prose, 4 credits
• LAT 224 – Vergil, 4 credits
• LAT 301 – Latin Language and Composition, 4 credits
• 3 additional courses from the following:
– LAT 304 – Cicero, 4 credits
– LAT 312 – Roman Historians, 4 credits
– LAT 421 – Roman Drama, 4 credits
– LAT 423 – Roman Poetry, 4 credits
– LAT 442 – Readings in Latin, 4 credits
– LAT 480 – Independent Study, 1 to 4 credits
• EDUC 362 – Secondary Methods of Teaching in World Languages, 4 credits (required methods of teaching course)
• EDUC 363 – FLES Methods of Teaching, 4 credits (required methods of teaching course)
• Successful completion of the K-12 required coursework (see Education: Coursework in Secondary/K-12 Education)