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Classics Minor

A minor in Classical Studies is a very flexible program that allows you to organize and design a curriculum that best fits your interest. The minor has a language core curriculum, complemented by a variety of courses in literature, art, history, political science, and philosophy, offered within and without the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

The Minor in Classical Studies requires that you take a minimum of 21 credits of course-work: 12 credits of 100-level language courses (LAT 113-4 and GRE 113-4, and 9 credits of 200 or upper level courses. Students earning minors can choose 9 course credits from the following (all courses are worth 3-semester hours, unless otherwise specified; non-langugae courses re taught in English):

  • LAT 221 - Latin III (Intermediate I)
  • LAT 222 - Latin IV (Intermediate II)
  • GRE 331 - Greek Literature in Translation
  • HIS 456 - Topics in Ancient History
  • HIS 457 - Ancient Greek Civilization
  • HIS 458 - Roman Civilization
  • PHI 401 - Ancient Philosophy
  • PHI 407 - Plato
  • PHI 408 - Aristotle
  • ART 475 - The History of Ancient Art
  • CLA 450 - Classical Drama in Translation (same as ENG 450)
  • POS 371 - Ancient Political Theory

Not all courses listed will be offered every semester. Courses not listed here that nonetheless deal with the classics might also count towards your Minor in Classical Studies, subject to pre-approval.