Classics

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University offers:

  • An undergraduate Bachelor of Arts major and minor in Latin in the liberal education curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • A Latin major and minor in the education curriculum (secondary only).
  • Courses in Greek.

Language majors must satisfy WMU's baccalaureate writing requirement by successfully completing Foreign Literature in English Translation (LANG 3750) or East and West Literary Relations (LANG 4040).

Requirements vary somewhat from one WMU undergraduate catalog to the next. No student may graduate under a catalog that is more than 10 years old.

Only courses in which a grade of "C" or better is obtained will be counted toward a Latin major or minor.

Advising

We encourage you to make an appointment with an advisor of Classics if you have any questions about your Classics studies. As a major or minor, you are encouraged to meet each semester with your advisor of Classics advisor as well as your curriculum advisor, typically in the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Education and Human Development.

Placement

Follow the placement guidelines to determine an appropriate course for your language studies.

Courses

Courses in English about Greek and Latin language and culture:

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