Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year 
    Apr 24, 2018  
Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year


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Stephen R. Todd, Chair, Professor
Douglas C. Clapp, Associate Professor
P. Andrew Montgomery, Associate Professor
Shannon R. Flynt, Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Majors Minors
Classics Major (B.A.)   Classics Minor  
Greek Major (B.A.)   Greek Minor  
Latin Major (B.A.)   Latin Minor  

The Department of Classics offers majors in classics, Greek, and Latin leading to a bachelor of arts degree. These majors provide students with the opportunity to pursue a course of study that covers a variety of Greek and Latin prose and poetry in the original languages, as well as the history and culture of the classical world and its importance for the 21st century. While the Greek major and the Latin major allow students to concentrate their undergraduate program around the mastery of a single language, the classics major encourages training in both Greek and Latin. Each of these majors would be an appropriate program of study to prepare a student for graduate study in classics or ancient history, but they are also designed for students pursuing a broad program of study as a background for graduate programs in the humanities and professional programs in fields such as medicine, dentistry, theology, and law. Likewise, a minor in classics, Greek, or Latin can strengthen the majors and degrees throughout the College of Arts and Sciences and the University by supporting and complementing the many disciplines
that draw on the classics.

General Education: University Core Curriculum and Distribution Requirements

See General Education Overview  in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory pages for a list of required and applicable courses.






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