Nov 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog


Department Chair: Paul Scotton

Department Office: McIntosh Humanities Building (MHB), Rm 515
Telephone / Fax: (562) 985‑4239 / (562) 985-4863

Faculty: Kathryn Chew, Douglas Domingo‑Forasté, Paul Scotton
Undergraduate Advisor: Douglas Domingo‑Forasté
Administrative Support Coordinator: Nancy Comito
Students desiring information should contact the department office for an appointment with the advisor.

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Courses: CLSC, GK, LAT  

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Classics includes the study of the languages, literatures and civilizations of ancient Greeks and Romans. Classics offers the Bachelor of Arts in Classics and minors in Classical Studies, Latin, and Greek. Within the Classics major two options are offered, Roman Civilization and Greek Civilization. Students interested in graduate school in either Classics or Classical Archaeology should consult the departmental advisor as early as possible in their academic careers.

The department recommends that some time be spent in either Italy or Greece on one of the many programs designed to familiarize students with the physical remains of these civilizations (College Year at Athens, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Aegean Institute, the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, one of several ongoing archaeological excavations, etc.). Courses at one of these institutions may be substituted for CSULB courses with departmental approval.

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Latin

The subject matter program in Latin consists of 37 units in Latin and related areas. Completion of these courses meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Latin. Courses taken for subject matter competence for the teaching credential also count toward units needed for the Classics B.A., Option in Latin and Roman Civilization. Prospective students should consult the Latin Education Advisor and the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Program Advisor early to plan their programs.

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Teaching Credential, prospective teachers of Latin are also required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education  section of this catalog or the website ( for a description of professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.


  1. Take all the following:
  2. Take seven courses from the following:
    LAT 403 , LAT 404 , LAT 405 , LAT 406 , LAT 407 , LAT 408 , LAT 409 , LAT 490 , LAT 499 .
  3. Take one course from the following:
    HIST 312 , HIST 314 ; CLSC 420 , CLSC 440 ; AH 417 .

Students are required to keep a portfolio of written work produced in the above classes with instructor comments. Members of the Latin faculty evaluate the portfolio according to established criteria. The credential candidate also takes an exit examination administered by the Latin faculty which will assess pronunciation, speech and conversation, listening and writing, and reading. Credential students also produce a Latin play.


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