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Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) - Archive

ARCHIVED FILE (major and minor separated November 2001)
Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: program current

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 three options. The Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology (AMA) Option is designed for students interested in the physical evidence for ancient Mediterranean cultures, including the rise and development of settlements and cities; ceramics, metals, stone, and organic remains; and population changes over time. 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. Approved archaeological fieldwork is required for the AMA Option. 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
(6-9 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENT FOR THE MAJOR for the Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology Option)
(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: 21-24 credits

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 30-39 credits[1]
(This includes 6-9 credits of General Education courses for the Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology Option: 3 credits of GA courses; 0-3 credits of GH courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

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: 12-21 credits

ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY OPTION: 20-21 credits
(Students in this option must complete one season of approved archaeological fieldwork at an ancient Mediterranean or related site. Up to 6 credits of fieldwork may be applied to the COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR.

ADDITIONAL COURSES (14-15 credits)
ANTH 002 GS(3) or ANTH 009 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CAMS/HIST 100 GH(3), CAMS/HIST 101 GH(3), or HIST/J ST/RL ST 102 GH(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ART H 111 GA(3), ART H 301 GA(3), or ART H 311 GA(3) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 3 credits from the following courses: CAMS/ANTH/J ST 012(3), CAMS/ANTH 133(3), CAMS 140(3), CAMS 150(3), CAMS 440W(3), or ANTH 420 (Sem: 1-8)
Select 2-3 credits from the following courses: ANTH 408(3), ANTH 409(2), ANTH 410(3), or ANTH 428(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following ancient language courses: CAMS 490, 400-level Greek, or 400-level Latin (Sem: 5-8)

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: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-05-036

Review Date: 05/02/01

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