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Classical Studies

Dr. Stephen Chappell, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-4708
E-mail: chappesx@jmu.edu

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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:
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     GHUM 250. Foundations of Western Culture: The Greek      Experience
 
     GHUM 250. Foundations of Western Culture: The Roman      Experience
 
Choose seven of the following:
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     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
       Rome
 
     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
       Times
 
     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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