Classics

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

General Information

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!

Transfer Student Info

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.

Freshmen Student Info

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?

None.

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.

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College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Resource Center (ARC)

Services provided for: Undergraduate students pursuing a major, minor or certificate in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts.

Services offered: Academic planning, general education advising, academic probation advising, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), study abroad, connecting with communities and discovering campus resources.

Phone: (415) 338-1486
Website: advisinglca.sfsu.edu
Email: achieve@sfsu.edu
Location: HUM 112