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Classical Studies

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 academic units. 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 322. Ancient Art  
     ARTH 340. Early Medieval Art  
     ARTH 424. Arts of Ancient Egypt  
     CLAS 100. Greek and Latin Roots of English Words  
     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  
     CLAS 360. Topics in Greek and Roman Culture  
     ENG 305. Mythology  
     GHIST 101. World History to 1500  
     HIST 369. Greek History, 3000 BC – AD 267  
     HIST 391. Travel Studies Seminar  
     HIST 455. World Political and Social Thought to Early Modern Times  
     HIST 474. The Byzantine Empire  
     HIST 467. The Roman Republic  
     HIST 468. The Roman Empire  
     HIST 489. Selected Topics in World History (when topic is related to Greece or  
     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