All of the majors in Classics have senior requirements, see Bulletin. Students majoring in Classical Civilization devote one or both terms of the senior year to a significant project of original research, usually an essay, under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Students studying one or both of the literatures — whether via Classics or Ancient and Modern Greek — take a comprehensive examination: those majoring in both literatures take an exam in the history of Greek and Latin literature and in translation of both languages; the student majoring in one literature takes a senior departmental examination in the history of the literature of the major and in translation of that literature. The exams are based partly on the literature, history, and philosophy text-based courses that have been offered over the past four years, and partly on the Undergraduate Reading Lists. For more detailed information, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.