Classical Studies

Dr. Ann Wiles, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-6304
Email: wilesam@jmu.edu

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.

Choose one of the following: 3

GHUM 250. Foundations of Western Culture: The Greek Experience

GHUM 250. Foundations of Western Culture: The Roman Experience

Choose seven of the following: 21

GRK 101-102. Elementary Greek 1

GRK 231-232. Intermediate Greek 1

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 Culture to 1650

HIST 391. Travel Studies Seminar 2

HIST 455. World Political and Social Thought to Early Modern Times

HIST 472. Greece and Rome

HIST 474. The Byzantine Empire

HIST 476. Ancient History

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 Mortal Life

REL 344. Christianity in the Roman Empire

REL 360. History of Western Religious Thought

REL 460. Biblical Texts in Context

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1 Not currently available; transfer credit considered on a case-by-case basis 2 When topic is Ancient World and Roman Britain