Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection.
|What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?||The major is super flexible: countless combinations of history, art, philosophy, ancient language, and literature are possible.|
|When should I first meet with my major department?||The earlier the better: we encourage new students to meet with and advisor and/or the chair. That usually also leads to our getting the student connected with our very active student organization.|
|How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?||We do not assign specific advisors to specific students. All students may see any advisor. Usually, a student finds an instructor to whom she feels connected and that person typically becomes the student’s main advisor.|
|Where can I find information about major advising?||http://classics.sfsu.edu/people (first two rows) lists tenure-track faculty/advisors. A list of advisors and their office hours for the semester and phone/office # can be found posted outside HUM 377.|
|Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?||None.|
|What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full?||Have them write an email the chair or to the instructor for the course. We always strive to make room for majors in our courses and have a nearly 100% success rate in accommodating them (even if the course is officially full). It doesn’t happen that much, in the event!|
|What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?||None.|
|Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?||None.|
|Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them?||None.|
|Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?||No.|
|Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?||
If a student is interested in language study (students can earn the BA without any language), students are encouraged to start at least one of the languages in the first semester: LATN 101 and/or GRE 101.
Other courses good for freshmen: CLAS 230, 240, 260, 280 and CLAR 250. All these courses—the language and the CLAS/CLAR—also satisfy lower-division GE requirements!
|Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?||
|Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?||Students who pass the AP Latin Exam can get advanced placement in the LATN curriculum. This happens so rarely that we do not publish specific cutoffs: we tailor the placement to the individual student, their score and other factors.|