Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Classical Studies

The minor is designed for students who wish to become familiar with Classical cultures and broaden their knowledge of the foundations of Western civilization. It is especially relevant to students who are studying other areas of the humanities such as English, languages, comparative literature, history, art history, philosophy, or religious studies. The requirements of the minor provide flexibility so students can choose courses that are relevant to their primary interests.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

Classics

CLAS 250 Classical Mythology (Mason Core) 3
Select one from the following: 3
CLAS 260
The Legacy of Greece and Rome (Mason Core)
CLAS 340
Greek and Roman Epic (Mason Core)
CLAS 350
Greek and Roman Tragedy (Mason Core)
CLAS 360
Greek and Roman Comedy (Mason Core)
CLAS 370
Greek and Roman Historians
CLAS 380
Greek and Roman Novels (Mason Core)
CLAS 390
Topics in Classical Literature and Culture
Total Credits 6

Classical History

Select one course from the following: 3
Classical Greece
Classical Rome
Topics in European History (when the topic deals with antiquity)
Alexander the Great
Total Credits 3

Classical Art History or Classical Philosophy

Select one course from the following: 3
Greek Art and Archaeology (Mason Core)
Roman Art and Archaeology (Mason Core)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art (Mason Core)
Special Topics in the History of Art (when the topic is relevant to Classical art history)
Advanced Studies in Ancient Art
History of Western Philosophy: Ancient
Total Credits 3

Electives

Electives may be chosen from any of the courses above not used to fulfill another requirement for the minor. 6
Total Credits 6
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