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(Archive) Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 2001

Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR GERALD N. KNOPPERS, Head, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies is concerned with the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world, including the ancient Greeks, Romans, and the peoples of Egypt and the Near East. The study of these civilizations includes their languages and literatures, history and politics, religion and mythologies, philosophies, and material culture. Students electing the CAMS major follow one of two options. The Classical Language Option requires study of Greek or Latin, or a combination of both languages, and is recommended especially for students planning to pursue any classical subject in graduate school or to teach Latin at the secondary level. Students in the Classical Language Option are urged to schedule one course in historical linguistics or comparative grammar. The Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) Option is suitable for students interested in a broadly interdisciplinary study of the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and does not require study of language, although students are encouraged to study the appropriate ancient languages. All students in the major are particularly encouraged to participate in one of the Penn State Education Abroad Programs and/or archaeological field schools in the Mediterranean area. Up to 15 credits of appropriate education abroad courses may be applied to requirements for the major.

For the B.A. degree in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

CLASSICS AND ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES MINOR: Students must select 18 credits from courses in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS), at least 6 at the 400 level. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

GREEK MINOR: Students must select 18 credits in Greek (at least 6 at the 400 level). A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

LATIN MINOR: Students must select 18 credits in Latin (at least 6 at the 400 level). A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selections, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 24 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 30 credits[1]

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 18 credits
No more than 15 credits in courses numbered 099, 199, 299, 399, or 499 may count toward the requirements for the major.

PRESCRIBED COURSE (3 credits)
CAMS 400(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 6 credits, 3 in each of the following two areas:
--3 credits in Greek or Roman literature and language, civilization, or archaeology from approved department list (Sem: 1-8)
--3 credits in Near Eastern literature and language, civilization, or archaeology from approved department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 9 credits at least 3 at the 400 level, from appropriate offerings in ancient history, anthropology, art history, classics and ancient Mediterranean studies, Greek, Hebrew, Jewish studies, Latin, linguistics, philosophy, or religious studies from approved department list (Sem: 1-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 12 credits

CLASSICAL LANGUAGE OPTION: 12 credits

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits at the 400 level in either Greek or Latin or a combination of both languages in consultation with major adviser. (Sem: 1-8)

CLASSICAL AND ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES OPTION: 12 credits

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: 12 credits
Select 6 credits at the 400 level from Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS), Greek, or Latin courses (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits at the 400 level from appropriate courses in ancient history, anthropology, Classics and ancient Mediterranean studies, Jewish studies, linguistics, philosophy, or religious studies from approved department list (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1999

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-01-055

Review Date: 08/24/00 (General Education information updated)

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