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Classical Studies

Dr. Stephen Chappell, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-4708

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The minor in classical studies introduces students to the literature, culture, philosophy, history and languages of Greco-Roman civilization. The requirement is successful completion of 24 credits chosen from the following courses offered by participating departments. Students who take Latin or Greek can apply up to 12 credit hours to the minor.

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Choose one of the following:
     GHUM 250. Foundations of Western Culture: The Greek      Experience
     GHUM 250. Foundations of Western Culture: The Roman      Experience
Choose seven of the following:
     GRK 101-102. Elementary Greek
     GRK 231-232. Intermediate Greek
     LAT 101-102. Elementary Latin
     LAT 231-232. Intermediate Latin
     GARTH 205. Survey of Work Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
     ARTH 420. Ancient Art
     ARTH 424. Arts of Ancient Egypt
     ARTH 440. Early Medieval Art
     CLAS 265. The Individual and Society in Ancient Greece and
     CLAS 266. Greek and Roman Classics in Translation
     CLAS 337. Human Values: The Classical Tradition
     ENG 305. Mythology
     GHIST 101. World History to 1500
     HIST 341. Selected Themes in World History - Greek History
     HIST 391. Travel Studies Seminar
     HIST 455. World Political and Social Thought to Early Modern
     HIST 474. The Byzantine Empire
     HIST 489. Selected Topics in World History - Roman Republic
     HIST 489. Selected Topics in World History - Roman Empire
     PHIL 340. Ancient Greek Philosophy
     PHIL 460. Topics in Classical Philosophy
     POSC 310. Political Theory Ancient to Early Modern
     REL 202. Introduction to the New Testament
     REL 240. Jesus and the Moral Life
     REL 344. Christianity in the Roman Empire
     REL 346. Religions in Greece and Rome
     REL 360. History of Western Religious Thought
     REL 460. Topics in Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Literature


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