Bachelor of Arts in Classics Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 36

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Lower Division CLAR, CLAS, GRE, and LATN Course 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Second Semester
Division CLAR, CLAS, GRE, and LATN Course 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Electives (18 units) 4 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
Electives (18 units) 4 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
CLAS 400GW Approaches to the Classics - GWAR 6 3
Survey (9 units) – Select One 7 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Sixth Semester
Electives (18 units) 4 3
Survey (9 units) – Select One 7 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
Electives (18 units) 4 3
Survey (9 units) – Select One 7 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Electives (18 units) – Take Two 4 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 3 9
 Units15
 Total Units120-121
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.      

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Complementary Studies

Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least 12 units of complementary studies outside of the primary prefix for the major. (Note: Students may not use an alternate prefix that is cross-listed with the primary prefix for the major.)

Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the complementary studies requirement. Additional ways to complete the CS requirements for students in the classics major is to complete 12 units in Greek (GRE) or Latin (LATN) or some combination.

4

Electives (18 Units)

Select six elective courses, upon advisement, from CLAS, CLAR, GRE, and LATN prefixes, at least two of which must be upper division. With the permission of an advisor, three electives can be taken in another department.

5

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied. 

6

Or a GWAR course in another department upon advisement.

7

Survey (9 units)

CLAS 410 Ancient Greek Literature (3 units)

CLAS 415 Ancient Roman Literature (3 units)

CLAR 420 Greek Art and Archaeology (3 units)

CLAR 425 Roman Art and Archaeology (3 units)

8

Culminating Experience

All undergraduate students will complete a culminating experience project with one of the following components:

  • A demonstration of oral and written skills in Latin and/or Greek. This demonstration has three parts: oral declamation of a prose passage; written transcription of a prose passage dictated by a test administrator; and oral declamation of passage of poetry (scansion) in dactylic hexameter.
  • A comprehensive reflective statement focused on the role that receiving a Classical education at SF State has and will play in the student’s life.
  • A display of the student’s best projects from their Classics coursework (e.g. term papers, translations, archaeological reconstructions).

These components may be fulfilled through in-person meetings with a Classics undergraduate advisor, but students wishing to develop and display information competency are encouraged to complete these components in electronic form (website, etc.).