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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 World 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