Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Classical Studies

The interdisciplinary minor in Classical studies 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.

For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of this catalog.

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 (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits with a minimum grade of 2.00. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

Two courses (6 credits) in Classics

One required course

CLAS 250 - Classical Mythology

One elective course chosen from:

CLAS 260 - The Legacy of Greece and Rome

CLAS 340 - Greek and Roman Epic

CLAS 350 - Greek and Roman Tragedy

CLAS 360 - Greek and Roman Comedy

CLAS 370 - Greek and Roman Historians

CLAS 380 - Greek and Roman Novels

CLAS 390 - Topics in Classical Literature and Culture

One course (3 credits) in Classical history chosen from:

HIST 301 - Classical Greece

HIST 302 - Classical Rome

HIST 388 - Topics in European History (when the topic deals with antiquity)

HIST 480 - Alexander the Great

One course (3 credits) in Classical art history or Classical philosophy

 Choose from the following:

ARTH 321 - Greek Art and Archaeology

ARTH 322 - Roman Art and Archaeology

ARTH 333 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art

ARTH 399 - Special Topics in the History of Art (when the topic is relevant to Classical art history)

ARTH 420 - Advanced Studies in Ancient Art

PHIL 301 - History of Western Philosophy: Ancient

Two elective courses (6 credits)

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

Total: 18 credits

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