Interdepartmental Major: Ancient Religion and Society

Students pursuing the Interdepartmental Major: Ancient Religion and Society major will take a combination of Latin, Greek and Classical Studies courses.

Required courses in the Religious Studies Department:

  • Required course: RELIGION 101
  • Seven Religious Studies courses, of which at least five must be at or above the 200-level. At least one must be on a religious tradition outside the Mediterranean. (The following courses satisfy this requirement: RELIGION 110, 120, 160, 165FS, 175,176, 219S, 242, 321S, 322, 323, 323S, 325S, 373S, 374S, 375, 376, 380, 384S, 386S, 388S.)

Required courses in the Classical Studies Department:

  • Option 1 (historical emphasis): CLST 283 and 284.
  • Option 2 (language emphasis): One year of classical Greek or Latin at or above the 250-level.
    • Note: The two options may not be combined (e.g., CLST 283 and Lat 252 does not satisfy the requirement)
  • At least 2 courses that focus on Classical Civilization as it relates to ethics, myth, religions, or socio-cultural components broadly foundational for the study of religion. (The following courses satisfy this requirement: CLST 208, 264, 268S, 271, 312S, 354, 360.)

In either department:

  • One course as a small-group learning experience. This may be the CLST capstone course, or an independent study or honors project in either department.