BA in FLL Concentration in Classical Studies

Classical Studies Concentration

  • LATN or GRK 1001-2004 (required cognates)
  • Classical History (HIST 3405 or 3410)
  • Classics Seminars (CLAS 2220 or 2230, and 4000)
  • 21 SH Classics Electives, with choices from Classics, Anthropology, English, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

Students wishing to discuss or declare an FLL major in the Classical Studies concentration should consult the Coordinator of Classical Studies, John Stevens.

DE / Online Courses

ECU offers four semesters of elementary and intermediate Latin online asynchronously, and advanced Latin is available online synchronously or asynchronously.

All levels of ancient Greek are offered online by synchronous video for those who are available during class times, with the possibility of asynchronous access by podcast in many cases, upon request.

Students at other UNC universities may register for our offerings through the Language Exchange on UNC Online.

Out of state students seeking to approximate an online post-baccalaureate (which we do not offer), may declare a second undergraduate degree with ECU and take the needed online coursework at undergraduate tuition rates, with many courses offered at the further reduced DE rate. Contact us for more information.

Teacher Certification

East Carolina University does not offer a degree in Latin with teacher certification. If you would like to become certified to teach Latin upon graduating from ECU,¬†lateral entry is how you’ll need to do it. Email the Alternative Licensure Office¬†for an approved curriculum.

To be considered highly qualified, students are expected to have a 2.5 GPA and 24 SH of Latin language courses (LATN courses; courses with other prefixes will not count toward this total) including a course in Latin composition (LATN 3330) and a course in Latin teaching methods.

Education courses are required, as is a score of 146 on the Latin Praxis II exam. You can complete the education course work before you begin teaching or while you are teaching. Interested students should contact the Alternative Licensure office for advice early in the process.

Graduate School

If you want to pursue a graduate degree in Classics, we recommend taking at least three years of Latin and two years of Greek, and as much modern language as possible from among French, German and Italian.

If you want to pursue a graduate degree in Classical Archaeology, we recommend taking a minor or second major in Anthropology.

ECU offers an MA in History through which many graduates have continued the study of the ancient world.


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