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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:


HUM 250. Foundations of Western Culture: The Greek Experience


HUM 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


ARTH 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


HIST 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 Rome)


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