Nov 17, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts


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Established in 1948, Honors A.B. (HAB) is the University’s first and oldest honors program. True to Xavier’s Jesuit heritage, the program emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of Classics (Latin and Greek) and Philosophy. Students study the classic texts of Western civilization while fostering deeper understanding of the values and ideals they embrace.

The HAB program prepares students for life in the modern world by developing depth and balance of intellect and an openness to new ideas by examining the roots from which our culture and traditions have sprung.  Candidates for the program are expected to rank high in their high school classes; often they have Latin had high school, although special arrangements can be made for those with no experience in ancient languages, as long as students want to learn them. The program is designed challenge students as undergraduates and prepare them for lifelong learning. HAB graduates pursue careers in a variety of professional, business, and academic areas.

The main objectives of the HAB program are as follows:

  1. To provide intense, upper-level Latin and Greek courses at the honors level in which substantial readings of significant Roman and Greek authors are engaged in the original;
  2. To provide a range of courses in philosophy for an appreciation of the evolution of ideas about what it means to be human;
  3. To provide students with an understanding of the development of ideas about human concerns (e.g. justice, freedom, virtue, faith, allegiance) as they were first expressed to foster a deeper understanding of the values and ideals they embrace.

 

Requirements For the Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts


Core Requirements


Honors students are expected to fulfill the regular Undergraduate Core Curriculum   requirements, and whenever possible, special Honors sections or the more demanding sections of required courses should be taken:

Major Requirements


  • Latin 211 or Latin 111 (3)
  • Latin 212 or Latin 112 (3)
  • Latin 211 or 231 or 232 (3)
  • Latin 241 (3)
  • 1 Latin elective above 211 (3)
  • Latin 380 (3) or Latin elective if Greek 380
  • Greek 101-102 (6)
  • Greek 201 (3)
  • 2 Greek electives above 201 (6)
  • Greek 380 (3) or Greek elective if Latin 380
  • 2 electives from LATN 212-399, GREK 202-399
  • CLAS 101-372 (6)
  • Philosophy 100 (3)
  • Philosophy 200 (3)
  • 2 Philosophy electives (6)
  • 1 history of Philosophy (3)
  • 1 Philosophy seminar (3)
  • Classics 398-399 Capstone Thesis (6)

Total Credit Hours (66)

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts, HAB


Freshman Year


Fall Semester


  • CORE 101: Goa
  • LATIN 211: (OC Flag) or Latin 111 GREEK 101
  • ENGL 115: Rhetoric
  • CORE 100: First-Year Seminar
  • THEO 111: Theological Foundations

Spring Semester


  • CORE 102: Goa
  • LATIN 212: (Writing Flag) or 112
  • GREEK 102
  • CLASSICS 205: Lit & the Moral Imagination
  • Scientific Perspectives
  • Social Science Elective

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • LATIN 211 or 231/232
  • GREEK 201
  • PHIL 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Theological Perspectives
  • Historical Perspectives

Spring Semester


  • LATIN 241
  • GREEK 202
  • PHIL 200: Philosophical Perspectives
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Creative Perspectives

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • LATIN Elective
  • GREEK Elective
  • Philosophy: History of Philosophy Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Mathematical Perspectives

Spring Semester


  • LATIN/GREEK 380
  • GREEK/LATIN Elective
  • Philosophy Elective
  • Diversity Flag Elective*
  • General Elective

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • CLASSICS 398: Capstone Thesis I
  • Philosophy Seminar
  • E/RS Flag Elective*
  • Classics/Latin/Greek elective**
  • General Elective/Writing Flag*

Spring Semester


  • CLASSICS 399: Capstone Thesis II
  • Classics/ Latin/Greek elective**
  • Philosophy Elective
  • Quantitative Reasoning Flag Elective*
  • General Elective/ OC Flag
  • Core 499

Notes


  • * Flag courses may double count with other core courses.
  • ** Classics electives may double count with other core courses when eligible.

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