Classics – Requirements for the Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Advising Notes

General Education Requirements

Only courses at the 200-level or above may be used to satisfy requirements.
A course of “ancient literature in translation” is any course that focuses on the literature of Greek, Roman, or Near Eastern society but does not require it to be read in the original language. Examples include: CL 205 Heroes, CL 313 Classical Mythology, CL 315 Epic in Translation, CL 316 Greek Drama in Translation.
A course of “classics in later tradition” is any course, often offered in English, art history, political science, or philosophy, that traces the legacy of the ancient world in later cultures. Examples include: ENG 375 Heaven, Hell, and Judgment; ENG 315 Milton; and PHI 366 Medieval Philosophy.

Students interested in concentrating in ancient religions should make an appointment to meet with the director of undergraduate studies to discuss a sequence of courses.

Classics – Minors

About the Programs

Students may pursue a general classical civilization minor or a specialized minor in one of five different subject areas. Note that only courses at the 200 level or higher may be used to satisfy the requirements for a classics minor.

 

Classical Civilization

  • One course in each of the following areas:
    • Greek or Roman civilization or history
    • Ancient literature in translation
    • Ancient art or archaeology
    • The classical tradition in later societies
  • Two additional 300-400 level Classics Courses or approved 300-400 level courses in other departments
    • Course 1
    • Course 2

 

Latin Language and Literature

  • Latin 201
  • Latin 202
  • Two 300-400 level courses in Latin
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
  • Two Courses in Roman civilization, history, archaeology or art
    • Course 1
    • Course 2

 

Ancient Greek Language and Literature

  • Greek 201
  • Greek 202
  • Two 300-400 level courses in Greek
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
  • Two courses in Greek civilization, history, archaeology or art
    • Course 1
    • Course 2

 

Mediterranean Archaeology

  • Four courses concerned with the archaeology or art of one of the three ancient Mediterranean culture areas (Near East/Egypt, Greece, Rome)
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
    • Course 3
    • Course 4
  • One course in the archaeology of a culture outside the ancient Mediterranean
  • One course in the method, history or theory of archaeology or an approved field program

 

Ancient History

  • Three courses concerned with the history, archaeology, art and/or literature of one of the three ancient Mediterranean culture areas (Near East/Egypt, Greece, Rome) including one course in the history of that culture area
    • Course 1
    • Course 2
    • Course 3
  • One course in the history of one of the other two ancient Mediterranean culture areas
  • One course in the theory or methodology of a related field (ie. anthropology, archaeology, art history, gender studies, post-ancient history)
  • One course in the history of a non-Mediterranean ancient, medieval or early modern culture

Total required credit hours for the minor…18