Major in Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies

A Major in Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies requires the completion of 42 credits, at least 30 of which must be at the 300 or 400 level. As part of the completion of these 30 credits, students must choose one of five available streams, each of which requires the completion of at least 18 upper-level credits in a certain course code.

STREAMS

Classical Studies

The study of archaeology, history, and/or literature of the Greek and Roman worlds.
At least 18 credits in CLST, including at least 3 credits selected from CLST 401–404. Remaining credits may include PHIL 310 and 311.

Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The study of the archaeology, history, and languages of Egypt and the Near East.
At least 18 credits in NEST (this may include up to 6 credits in HEBR courses), including at least 3 credits selected from NEST 400–402 or CNRS 410.

Religious Studies

The study of the texts and traditions of the Ancient Near East, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
At least 18 credits in RELG, including at least 3 credits of RELG 475. Remaining credits may include courses selected from department offerings or from courses in Asian Studies that deal primarily with religion (ASIA). Courses in Asian Studies require prior written approval from the undergraduate advisor.

Classics

The study of Greek and Latin language and literature.
At least 18 credits in GREK and/or LATN.

Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

The study of the material culture and major sites of Greece, Rome, and the Near East in the context of the history and societies that produced them.
At least 18 credits in CLST or NEST, including CLST 330 (CLST 331 and 332 may be substituted for 330), NEST 304, NEST 319, and at least 3 credits chosen from CLST 401, CLST 403, NEST 400, NEST 402, CNRS 410. Remaining credits may include ANTH 305.