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Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

 


Single or double majors in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations must complete at least 30 semester hours (10 courses). Students must take a core course near the beginning of their studies. They may select from the courses listed in the AMC section of the current General Announcements, or from the list of AMC courses on the AMC web site.    

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Students must take one course from three of the five following categories:

  • Graeco-Roman Civilization
  • Islamic Civilization
  • Jewish Civilization
  • Christian Civilization
  • Archaeological Methods & Theory

In addition, students must take one course that addresses the creation, transmission, and reception of traditions in the Mediterranean world. Courses that meet this requirement are designated as "Themes across Time."

Students must also fulfill a comparative requirement by taking either one course that, in and of itself, treats two different cultural traditions (designated "Comparative") or two separate courses on similar themes but from different cultures (e.g., Women in Greece & Rome/Women in the Islamic World).

Although not required, courses in ancient languages are recommended.

A minimum of five courses must be taken at the 300 level or above.