All languages offered by Greek and Roman Studies—Ancient Greek and Latin—fulfill the foreign language requirement for the B.A. Degree, the Non-Native Language Compass Requirement, and the requirements for Phi Beta Kappa. Students who have had Greek or Latin in high school must take a placement test administered by the department before registering for any class. To make satisfactory progress and register for the next course in a language sequence, all students must earn a final grade of D or better from the first through third semester language courses.

2000-level courses are intended for third-semester work. Intermediate readers (e.g. 4th through 6th semester) should take 3000-level courses. 4000-level courses are for advanced students (5th semester or beyond). They are taught together with 3000-level classes but include instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper.

Greek and Roman Studies in Civilization (CLSC) courses are conducted in English; they are open to all students for elective and credit/no credit. Different courses in this sequence will be offered from year to year.

Latin Teacher Certification: Students who wish to teach Latin in secondary schools can receive secondary licensure with a Greek and Roman Studies major from Millsaps and a minor in secondary education leading to licensure from the Millsaps Department of Education. The minor includes three required education courses and a student teaching internship. Please see the Education Department’s guidelines in the college catalog for further information.

Those who intend to go to graduate school in classics should take as many Greek and Latin courses as possible. Classics majors who intend to go to graduate school in classical archaeology should obtain a concentration in material culture.

Majors and minors are encouraged to travel abroad as part of their curriculum, either by traveling to Greece and/or Italy at the end of the spring term with one of the Millsaps College faculty-led abroad courses, or by studying for a summer or semester in Italy or Greece.

Major in Greek and Roman Studies with a concentration in Classical Languages

Up to two FYCS courses, excluding Heritage, taught by a member of the department, or approved by the chair, counts toward the major as an ancient culture class (GRCV). One AP Latin or Greek course in which the student has earned a 4 or 5 can be counted toward the major requirements as a 2000 level course.

Students choose one path, Greek or Latin, and take courses as listed below.

Greek Path

  • GREE 4900: Senior Seminar in Greek
  • GREE #### (student choice)
  • GREE #### (student choice)
  • GREE #### (student choice)
  • GREE #### (student choice)
  • LATN #### (student choice)
  • LATN #### (student choice)
  • LATN #### (student choice)

Latin Path

  • LATN 4900: Senior Seminar in Latin
  • LATN #### (student choice)
  • LATN #### (student choice)
  • LATN #### (student choice)
  • LATN #### (student choice)
  • GREE #### (student choice)
  • GREE #### (student choice)
  • GREE #### (student choice)

Students choose one ancient culture (GRCV) class offered by a member of the Greek and Roman Studies department. Independent studies cannot fulfill this requirement.

  • GRCV #### (student choice)

Students choose one additional course from the Department:

  • GREE/LATN/GRCV #### (student choice)

Students must complete a comprehensive exam in their major.

Major in Greek and Roman Studies with a concentration in Classical Civilization

Up to two FYCS courses, excluding Heritage, taught by a member of the department, or approved by the chair, counts toward the major as an ancient culture class (GRCV). One AP Latin or Greek course in which the student has earned a 4 or 5 can be counted toward the major requirements as a 2000 level course.

Classical Language Courses

  • GREE #### or LATN #### (student choice)
  • GREE #### or LATN #### (student choice)
  • GREE #### or LATN #### (student choice)

Civilization Courses

  • GRCV 4900 Senior Seminar in Classical Civilization

Elective Courses

  • GREE/LATN/GRCV #### (student choice)
  • GREE/LATN/GRCV #### (student choice)
  • GREE/LATN/GRCV #### (student choice)
  • GREE/LATN/GRCV #### (student choice)
  • GREE/LATN/GRCV #### (student choice)
  • GREE/LATN/GRCV #### (student choice)

Students must complete a comprehensive exam in their major.

Minor in Greek and Roman Studies

Up to two FYCS courses, excluding Heritage, taught by a member of the department, or approved by the chair, counts toward the minor as an ancient culture class (GRCV). One AP Latin or Greek course in which the student has earned a 4 or 5 can be counted toward the minor requirements as a 2000 level course.

Students must take five classes within the Department, of student choice. The course may be a study abroad course.

  • GRCV ####/GREE ####/LATN ####
  • GRCV ####/GREE ####/LATN ####
  • GRCV ####/GREE ####/LATN ####
  • GRCV ####/GREE ####/LATN ####
  • GRCV ####/GREE ####/LATN ####

Minor in Greek

Students may elect a minor in Greek with five courses (20 semester hours): either with any five Greek courses (20 hours) for Option 1 OR any four Greek courses (16 hours) and any classical civilization course (4 hours) for Option 2. One FYCS course taught by a member of the department, or approved by the chair, counts toward the minor as an ancient culture class (GRCV). One AP Greek course in which the student has earned a 4 or 5 can be counted toward the minor requirements as a 2000 level course.

Students choose one path, Greek or Latin, and take courses as listed below.

Option 1:

  • GREE ####
  • GREE ####
  • GREE ####
  • GREE ####
  • GREE ####

Option 2:

  • GREE ####
  • GREE ####
  • GREE ####
  • GREE ####
  • GRCV ####

Minor in Latin

Students may elect a minor in Latin with five courses (20 semester hours): either with any five Latin courses (20 hours) for Option 1 OR any four Latin courses (16 hours) and any classical civilization course (4 hours) for Option 2. One FYCS course taught by a member of the department, or approved by the chair, counts toward the minor as an ancient culture class (GRCV). One AP Latin course in which the student has earned a 4 or 5 can be counted toward the minor requirements as a 2000 level course.

Option 1:

  • LATN ####
  • LATN ####
  • LATN ####
  • LATN ####
  • LATN ####

Option 2:

  • LATN ####
  • LATN ####
  • LATN ####
  • LATN ####
  • GRCV ####