The department offers majors in Chinese, Classics, East Asian Studies, Hebrew, Latin, and Ancient Greek. Requirements for each major can be downloaded below [.pdf files]. The department also offers minors in Arabic, Chinese, Classical Studies, Hebrew, and Japanese. For specific questions on any of these, please contact the Department to make an appointment with an advisor. Scroll down for introductions to the various areas studied in the department.

  • Major in Chinese
    39 credits including a Senior Seminar
    Download the requirements here. [new as of August 2009]
    Students who intend to teach Chinese at the high school level should consult with the Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services for information about their requirements as well.

  • Major in Classics
    36 credits including a Senior Seminar
    Download the requirements here. [new as of August 2009]

  • Major in East Asian Studies
    36 credits including a Senior Seminar
    Download the requirements here. [new as of January 2007]

  • Major in Hebrew
    30 credits beyond Hebrew 102
    Students must consult with the advisor for placement in the language program and to determine the distribution of credits for the major. Hebrew 203 and 204 may be applied to the Hebrew major only if students have been placed into these courses by the department. All students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits in Hebrew in courses numbered above 300. The remaining credits may include additional courses in Hebrew, courses in Arabic or Yiddish, or courses in Hebrew, Jewish, Israeli, or Mideastern literature or culture given in English. At least 12 credits must be taken at Queens College. Students must attain at least a C average in the courses composing the major.

  • Major in Latin
    32 credits
    A minimum of 15 credits of Latin beyond Latin 203; Greek 251 and 252 or their equivalent; and Classics 120, 130, and 140. Students who intend to teach Latin at the high school level or to go on to graduate work in Classics should also take Latin 315 and 316.

  • Major in Ancient Greek
    27 credits
    A minimum of of 12 credits of Greek beyond Greek 252; at least 6 credits of Latin beyond Latin 102 or its equivalent; and Classics 120, 130, and 140.

  • Arabic, Islamic &
    MiddleEastern Studies

    Arabic Language Program Arabic Literature

    History & Civilization of Islam

    Courses

    Faculty

    What's New

    Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Asian Studies

    Asian Civilization & Culture

    Chinese, Japanese & Korean
    Language & Literature

    Classical Studies,
    Ancient Greek & Latin

    The Classics Major

    Greek & Roman Civilization
    Classical Literature & Mythology

    Yiddish Language & Literature

    Culture of Eastern European Jewry

    Hebrew Language & Culture

    Biblical, Talmudic &
    Medieval Literature

    Contemporary Israeli Culture

    Sephardic Literature



Classic, Middle Eastern, Asian Languages & Cultures
Tel: 718-997-5570 Fax: 718-997-5577


Last Update: August 31, 2009