Classics is the study of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Both cultures have had a profound influence on life in the western world, especially in areas like language and literature, art and architecture, politics and religion, and science and philosophy. The Classics department at Wright State offers classes in most of these areas.
The Greek major allows students to focus primarily on the study of Greek language, literature, and culture. Students are required to take 7 semesters of Greek language. Additional electives cover courses in a diverse range of subjects relating to the study of the Classical world.
Classics Honors Program
Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in Greek may substitute an Honors project for CLS 4100. An Honors project involves independent study with a faculty mentor. It will usually extend over two consecutive terms and earn six hours of credit upon its successful completion. The project culminates in the writing of a major research paper (25-30 pages) during the second term and an oral defense of the project with the Department faculty.
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