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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classical Studies and Humanities

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies and Humanities is an  interdisciplinary  degree  program  that  provides  students  with  a foundation in the history of humanistic disciplines and also affords the opportunity  to  focus  on  particular  periods  and  intellectual  trends. In completing the degree, students must declare either a Classical Studies emphasis, which focuses on  the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome as foundational to humanistic studies, or a general Humanities emphasis, which offers a synoptic view of the history of ideas and the opportunity to study the reception of these traditions within a broader range of historical periods. The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, including the hours of the Core Curriculum requirements. For either emphasis, 39 of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level (3000- and 4000-level), 18 of which must be earned in upper-division UTSA courses.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.
Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies and Humanities must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see below.

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)
All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship: 3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)
Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I : 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II : 3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)
Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023 College Algebra with Applications: 3
MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business: 3
MAT 1043 Introduction to Mathematics: 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers: 3
MAT 1093 Precalculus: 3
MAT 1193 Calculus for the Biosciences: 3
MAT 1214 Calculus I: 4
STA 1053 Basic Statistics: 3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)
Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033 Introduction to Physical Anthropology: 3
AST 1013 Introduction to Astronomy: 3
AST 1033 Exploration of the Solar System: 3
BIO 1233 Contemporary Biology I: 3
BIO 1243 Contemporary Biology II: 3
BIO 1404 Biosciences I: 4
BIO 1413 Biosciences II: 3
CHE 1033 Chemistry in Our Daily Lives: A Pathway to Scientific Literacy: 3
ES 2013 Introduction to Environmental Systems I: 3
ES 2023 Introduction to Environmental Systems II: 3
GEO 1013 The Third Planet: 3
GEO 1123 Life Through Time: 3
GRG 2613 Physical Geography: 3
PHY 1013 Universes: 3
PHY 1943 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I: 3
PHY 1963 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II: 3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)
Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013 Introduction to African American Studies: 3
AAS 2113 African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues: 3
ANT 2063 Language, Thought, and Culture: 3
ARA 1014 Elementary Arabic I: 4
ARC 1113 Introduction to the Built Environment: 3
ARC 1413 Architecture and Culture: 3
CHN 1014 Elementary Chinese I: 4
CLA 2013 Introduction to Ancient Greece: 3
CLA 2023 Introduction to Ancient Rome: 3
CLA 2323 Classical Mythology: 3
CSH 1103 Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I: 3
CSH 1113 Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II: 3
CSH 1213 Topics in World Cultures: 3
CSH 2113 The Foreign Film: 3
ENG 2013 Introduction to Literature: 3
ENG 2213 Literary Criticism and Analysis: 3
ENG 2383 Multiethnic Literatures of the United States: 3
ENG 2423 Literature of Texas and the Southwest: 3
FRN 1014 Elementary French I: 4
FRN 2333 French Literature in English Translation: 3
GER 1014 Elementary German I: 4
GER 2333 German Literature in English Translation: 3
GLA 1013 U.S. in the Global Arena: 3
GRG 1023 World Regional Geography: 3
GRK 1114 Introductory Classical Greek I: 4
HIS 2123 Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century: 3
HIS 2133 Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century: 3
HIS 2533 Introduction to Latin American Civilization: 3
HIS 2543 Introduction to Islamic Civilization: 3
HIS 2553 Introduction to East Asian Civilization: 3
HIS 2573 Introduction to African Civilization: 3
HIS 2583 Introduction to South Asian Civilization: 3
HUM 2093 World Religions: 3
ITL 1014 Elementary Italian I: 4
ITL 2333 Italian Literature in English Translation: 3
JPN 1014 Elementary Japanese I: 4
LAT 1114 Introductory Latin I: 4
MAS 2013 Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies: 3
PHI 1043 Critical Thinking: 3
PHI 2023 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy: 3
PHI 2033 Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy: 3
PHI 2123 Contemporary Moral Issues: 3
RUS 1014 Elementary Russian I: 4
RUS 2333 Russian Literature in English Translation: 3
SPN 1014 Elementary Spanish I: 4
SPN 2333 Hispanic Literature in English Translation: 3
WS 2013 Introduction to Women’s Studies: 3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)
Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113 Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 1350: 3
AHC 1123 Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 1750: 3
AHC 1133 Survey of Modern Art: 3
ARC 1213 Design I: 3
ARC 1513 Great Buildings and Cities of the World: 3
ART 1103 Introduction to Visual Arts: 3
ART 1143 Art for Non-Art Majors: 3
CLA 2033 Introduction to Classical Literature: 3
ENG 1113 Introduction to Creative Literary Arts: 3
HUM 2023 Introduction to the Humanities I: 3
HUM 2033 Introduction to the Humanities II: 3
HUM 2053 History of Film: 3
MAS 2023 Latino Cultural Expressions: 3
MUS 2243 World Music in Society: 3
MUS 2623 Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major: 3
MUS 2633 American Roots Music: 3
MUS 2663 History and Styles of Jazz: 3
MUS 2673 History and Styles of Rock: 3
MUS 2683 Masterpieces of Music: 3
MUS 2693 The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean: 3
MUS 2743 Music and Film: 3
PHI 2073 Philosophy of Art: 3

American History (6 semester credit hours)
Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era: 3
HIS 1053 HIS 1053 United States History: Civil War Era to Present: 3
HIS 2053 Texas History: 3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)
Students must complete the two following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics 3
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)
Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043 Approaches to American Culture: 3
ANT 1013 Introduction to Anthropology: 3
ANT 2043 Introduction to Archaeology: 3
ANT 2053 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: 3
BBL 2003 Language, Culture, and Society: 3
BBL 2243 Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools: 3
CRJ 1113 The American Criminal Justice System: 3
ECO 2003 Economic Principles and Issues: 3
ECO 2013 Introductory Macroeconomics: 3
ECO 2023 Introductory Microeconomics: 3
EGR 1343 The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society: 3
GRG 1013 Fundamentals of Geography: 3
GRG 2623 Human Geography: 3
HTH 2413 Introduction to Community and Public Health: 3
HTH 2513 Personal Health: 3
IDS 2113 Society and Social Issues: 3
PSY 1013 Introduction to Psychology: 3
SOC 1013 Introduction to Sociology: 3
SOC 2013 Social Problems: 3
SOC 2023 Social Context of Drug Use: 3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)
Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113 Public Speaking: 3
CS 1173 Data Analysis and Visualization using MATLAB: 3
EGR 1403 Technical Communication: 3
ENG 2413 Technical Writing: 3
PAD 1113 Public Administration in American Society: 3
PHI 2043 Introductory Logic: 3

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement: 3
Communication: 6
Mathematics: 3
Life and Physical Sciences: 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3
Creative Arts: 3
American History: 6
Government-Political Science: 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3
Component Area Option: 3
Total Credit Hours: 42

Degree Requirements
A. Common Core
CLA 2013 Introduction to Ancient Greece 3
CLA 2023 Introduction to Ancient Rome 3
PHI 2023 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 3
CLA 4973 Senior Seminar in Classics 3
or HUM 4973 Senior Seminar in Humanities

B. Language Component
Select one of the following emphases: 6-8
Classical Studies Emphasis:
LAT 1114
Introductory Latin I (or equivalent)
or GRK 1114
Introductory Classical Greek I
LAT 1124
Introductory Latin II (or equivalent)
or GRK 1124
Introductory Classical Greek II
Humanities Emphasis:
Select 6 semester hours in a language other than English

C. Discipline Core 
Select one of the following emphases: 18
Classical Studies Emphasis:
GRK 2113 Intermediate Classical Greek I
or LAT 2113 Intermediate Latin I

Five prescribed electives from the following list (three courses must be 3000-level or higher):

CLA 2033 Introduction to Classical Literature
CLA 2323 Classical Mythology
CLA 2953 Topics for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean
CLA 3023 Classical Myths and Literature
CLA 3053 Topics in Classical Genres
CLA 3063 Topics in the Art and Architecture of the Classical World
CLA 3123 Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
CLA 3513 Topics in Classical History
CLA 4913 Independent Study
CLA 4953 Special Studies in Classics
FL 3043 Individualized Instruction in Advanced-Level Language (Provided the instruction is in Latin or Greek; may be repeated as often as subject matter varies.)
HUM 2093 World Religions
HUM 3023 The Medieval World
HUM 3043 Classicism and Enlightenment

Humanities Emphasis:
HUM 2093 World Religions
HUM 3013 History of Ideas

Four courses in approved historical periods selected from the following (three of which must be at the 3000-level or higher):

CLA 3123 Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
CLA 3513 Topics in Classical History
HUM 2023 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 2033 Introduction to the Humanities II
HUM 2053 History of Film
HUM 3023 The Medieval World
HUM 3033 Renaissance Ideas
HUM 3043 Classicism and Enlightenment
HUM 3053 The Romantic Age
HUM 3063 The Modern World

D. Advanced Support Work
Select one of the following emphases: 12
Classical Studies Emphasis:
12 semester credit hours of approved support work. Support work may be drawn from upper-division (3000- or 4000-level) courses listed in ANT, ARC, CLA, COM, CSH, ENG, GRK, HIS, HUM, MUS, PHI or any foreign language of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the UTSA 2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog.

Humanities Emphasis:
12 semester credit hours that should form an interdisciplinary course of study developed in conjunction with the undergraduate advisor and designed to aid the student’s integration of his or her program in terms of central themes, focal problems, or fields of historical interest; at least 9 hours must be at the upper-division level.

The student must take at least 3 semester credit hours in each of the following four areas: Classical studies (CLA), philosophy (PHI), humanities (HUM), and literature in one of the following languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish, or Russian (this includes literature courses in translation, and culture and civilization courses).

E. Electives
Select 28-30 semester credit hours of electives 28-30
Total Credit Hours 76-80
Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Classical Studies and Humanities

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Classical Studies and Humanities degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.


B.A. in Classical Studies and Humanities, Classical Studies Emphasis – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year

Fall Credit Hours

HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core):  3
LAT 1114 or GRK 1114 Introductory Latin I (level I):  4
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core):  3

Mathematics core:  3
Life & Physical Sciences core:  3

Spring
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core):  3
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core):  3
LAT 1124 or GRK 1124 Introductory Latin II (level II): 4
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core):  3
Life & Physical Sciences core:  3

Second Year

Fall
CLA 2013 Introduction to Ancient Greece:  3
ECO 2003, 2013, or 2023 Economic Principles and Issues (core):  3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core):  3
Free elective (GRK 2113 or LAT 2113) 1:  3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core:  3

Spring
CLA 2023 Introduction to Ancient Rome:  3
PHI 2023 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy:  3
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society (core):  3
Free elective:  3
Creative Arts core:  3

Third Year

Fall
LAT 2113 or GRK 2113 Intermediate Latin I:  3
Upper-division CLA, HUM, or FL elective:  3
Upper-division free elective:  3
Upper-division support work:  3
Component Area Option core:  3

Spring
CLA, HUM, or FL elective:  3
CLA, HUM, or FL elective:  3
Free elective:  3
Upper-division free elective:  3
Upper-division support work:  3

Fourth Year

Fall
Free elective:  3
Upper-division CLA, HUM, or FL elective:  3
Upper-division CLA, HUM, or FL elective:  3
Upper-division free elective:  3
Upper-division support work:  3

Spring
CLA 4973 Senior Seminar in Classics:  3
Free elective:  1
Upper-division free elective : 3
Upper-division free elective:  3
Upper-division support work : 3
Total Credit Hours:  120.0

B.A. in Classical Studies and Humanities, Humanities Emphasis – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year

Fall Credit Hours
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core):  3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core):  3
Foreign language (semester I):  3-4
Mathematics core:  3
Life & Physical Sciences core:  3

Spring
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core):  3
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core):  3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core):  3
Foreign language (semester II) : 3-4
Life & Physical Sciences core : 3

Second Year

Fall
CLA 2013 Introduction to Ancient Greece:  3
HUM 2093 World Religions:  3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core):  3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core:  3

One of the following:
CLA 3123 Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity:  3
CLA 3513 Topics in Classical History:  3
HUM 3023 The Medieval World:  3
HUM 3033 Renaissance Ideas:  3
HUM 3043 Classicism and Enlightenment:  3
HUM 3053 The Romantic Age:  3
HUM 3063 The Modern World:  3

Spring
CLA 2023 Introduction to Ancient Rome:  3
HUM 3013 History of Ideas:  3
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society (core):  3
Creative Arts core:  3

One of the following:
CLA 3123 Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity:  3
CLA 3513 Topics in Classical History:  3
HUM 3023 The Medieval World:  3
HUM 3033 Renaissance Ideas:  3
HUM 3043 Classicism and Enlightenment:  3
HUM 3053 The Romantic Age:  3
HUM 3063 The Modern World:  3

Third Year

Fall
ECO 2003, 2013, or 2023 Economic Principles and Issues (core):  3
PHI 2023 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy:  3
Free elective:  3
Upper-division free elective:  3

One of the following:
CLA 3123 Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity:  3
CLA 3513 Topics in Classical History:  3
HUM 3023 The Medieval World:  3
HUM 3033 Renaissance Ideas:  3
HUM 3043 Classicism and Enlightenment:  3
HUM 3053 The Romantic Age:  3
HUM 3063 The Modern World:  3

Spring
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective1:  3
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective1: 3
Free elective  :3
Upper-division free elective:  3
Component Area Option core : 3

Fourth Year

Fall
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective1:  3
Free elective:  3
Upper-division free elective:  3
Upper-division free elective:  3
One of the following:
CLA 3123 Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity:  3
CLA 3513 Topics in Classical History:  3
HUM 3023 The Medieval World:  3
HUM 3033 Renaissance Ideas:  3
HUM 3043 Classicism and Enlightenment:  3
HUM 3053 The Romantic Age:  3
HUM 3063 The Modern World : 3

Spring
HUM 4973 Senior Seminar in Humanities:  3
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective1 : 3
Free elective:  3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum)  3-1
Upper-division free elective:  3
  Total Credit Hours:  120.0
 

9 of these hours must be upper-division.