Undergraduate

The Academic Program

The academic program consists of the first-year and second-year courses in ancient Greek and classical Latin—the 101–202 sequence that students may use to fulfill the two-year Hawaiian/Second Language (HSL) requirement—and the third-year and fourth-year courses in ancient Greek and classical Latin that students may use to earn the BA in Classics or the Certificate in Classics, for which the requirements are described in the paragraphs below.

BA in Classics

The BA in Classics consists of 30 credit hours of Greek and/or Latin courses—24 numbered 300 and above, plus Greek 101–102 for students wishing to emphasize Latin and Latin 101–102 for those wishing to emphasize Greek. The goal of the Classics major is to read and demonstrate an understanding of classical literary texts in the original languages—a goal that the faculty have the students cultivate from the elementary level to the advanced level. On completing the major, students will be able to demonstrate a reading knowledge of classical authors in the original, their individual writing styles both in prose and in poetry, and their place in the context of classical culture. Student Learning Outcomes for the Classics B.A. can be found here.

Certificate in Classics

The Certificate in Classics consists of 15 credit hours of Greek and/or Latin courses numbered 300 and above OR 12 credit hours of Greek and/or Latin courses numbered 300 and above, plus Greek 101–102 for students wishing to emphasize Latin and Latin 101–102 for those wishing to emphasize Greek—the goal being the same as the goal of the major, to read and demonstrate an understanding of classical literary texts in the original languages (see above). On completing the certificate, students will be able to demonstrate a reading knowledge of classical authors in the original, their individual writing styles both in prose and in poetry, and their place in the context of classical culture.

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature Policy on Second Language Back Credit

Petition for Back Credits:

All students (including native speakers of a language) with experience in another language other than English may earn “back credits.” These students may take any UHM course, appropriate to their level, in which there is significant use of that language. (Appropriate level determined by placement exam or adviser; significant use determined by the course content.) Upon completion of this course* with a letter grade of C (not C-) or better, may petition between 3-16 back credits. Please note that a “W” grade received for university language courses will make you ineligible for back credits when taking subsequent courses. For more information please visit UH Manoa General Education Policy on Second Language Back Credits (pdf).

*Only first instance of a course.

Petition form for back credits

 

 

 

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