The Classical Studies Minor
James Madison University


The minor in classical studies introduces students to the literature, culture, philosophy, history, and languages of the ancient Mediterranean world. The requirement is successful completion of 18 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.

Faculty
The Minor in Classical Studies fosters inter-disciplinary cooperation among scholars in participating departments. The faculty involved in the minor are:

  • Charles Bolyard (Philosophy/Religion): Ancient Philosophy
  • Frances Flannery (Philosophy and Religion): Judaism in the Hellenistic/Roman World
  • Maria Harvey (Art History): Art of Byzantium, Southern Italy, and Legacies of the Classical Culture in the Middle Ages
  • Alan Kirk (Philosophy and Religion): Early Christianity
  • Paul Klemt (Foreign Languages): Latin, Greek, Mythology, Classical Literature in translation
  • Wren Stevens (Art History): Egyptian Art, Greco-Roman Art, European Iron Age Art

Become a Classical Studies Minor!
To join the minor login to MyMadison to declare the minor. See instructions here

Requirements
The requirement is successful completion of 18 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 (1) of the following:
HUM 250 Foundations of Western Culture: The Greek Experience
HUM 250 Foundations of Western Culture: The Roman Experience
HUM 250 The Ancient Mediterranean

Choose five (5) of the following:
GRK 101 Elementary Greek I Credits 3.00-4.00
GRK 102 Elementary Greek II Credits 3.00-4.00
GRK 231 Intermediate Greek I Credits 3.00
GRK 232 Intermediate Greek II Credits 3.00
LAT 101 Elementary Latin I Credits 3.00-4.00
LAT 102 Elementary Latin II Credits 3.00-4.00
LAT 231 Intermediate Latin I Credits 3.00
LAT 232 Intermediate Latin II Credits 3.00
ARTH 205 Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance Credits 3.00
ARTH 322 Ancient Art Credits 3.00
ARTH 340 Early Medieval Art Credits 3.00
ARTH 424 Arts of Ancient Egypt Credits 3.00
CLAS 100 Latin and Greek Roots of English Words Credits 3.00
CLAS 266 Greek and Roman Classics in Translation Credits 3.00
CLAS 360 Topics in Greek and Roman Culture Credits 3.00
ENG 305 Mythology Credits 3.00
HIST 101 World History to 1500 Credits 3.00
HIST 369 Greek History, 3000 BC – AD 267 Credits 3.00
HIST 370 The Byzantine Empire Credits 3.00
HIST 391 Travel Studies Seminar Credits 3.00
HIST 467 The Roman Republic Credits 3.00
HIST 468 The Roman Empire Credits 3.00
HIST 489 Selected Topics in World History Credits 3.00
PHIL 340 Ancient Greek Philosophy Credits 3.00
PHIL 460 Topics in Classical Philosophy Credits 3.00
POSC 310 Political Theory Ancient to Early Modern Credits 3.00
REL 460 Topics in Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Literature Credits 3.00

Releavant study abroad programs and internships may also count towards the minor. Contact the minor coordinator.

Classical Studies Minor Coordinator and Advisor:

Dr. Wren River Stevens
Phone: (540) 568-5344
Email: stevenwr@jmu.edu
Office: Forbes, Room 2107

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