The Minor in Classical Studies aims to help students expand the depth and scope of their knowledge of ancient cultures and learn about different approaches to them. It will be of particular interest to those students majoring in anthropology, art, art history, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, political science, or theatre arts. In addition to these majors, students who intend to pursue graduate or professional studies in medicine, the law, art, classics, Biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern studies, or medieval studies will find a Minor in Classical Studies to their advantage.
Students seeking a minor in Classical Studies should first consult with advisors in their departments or programs for approval of the minor, then with the Director of Classical Studies. Students may combine courses in Classical Studies in various ways to comprise the following three minor options:
Option 1: Latin Language
(20 hours, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level) Required courses:
|LATN 1441||LATIN LEVEL I||4|
|LATN 1442||LATIN LEVEL II||4|
|LATN 2313||LATIN LEVEL III||3|
|LATN 2314||LATIN LEVEL IV||3|
|Two upper-level courses (students may choose to take either two additional Latin courses or two Greek courses)||6|
|TOPICS IN LATIN LITERATURE|
|GREK 1441||GREEK LEVEL I||4|
|GREK 1442||GREEK LEVEL II||4|
Option 2: Classical Civilization
(20 hours, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level) Required:
|Select one of the following:||8|
|GREEK LEVEL I|
and GREEK LEVEL II
|LATIN LEVEL I|
and LATIN LEVEL II
|Select four of the following, provided that they include 6 hours at 3000/4000 level:||12|
|GREEK LEVEL I (if requirement above is met by LATN 1441)|
|GREK 1442||GREEK LEVEL II||4|
|LATIN LEVEL I (if requirement above is met by GREK 1441 )|
|LATIN LEVEL II (if requirement above is met by GREK 1442)|
|LATIN LEVEL III|
|LATIN LEVEL IV|
|TOPICS IN LATIN LITERATURE|
|INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY|
|THE CLASSICAL ROOTS OF ENGLISH VOCABULARY|
|WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT WORLD|
|INTRODUCTION TO GREEK CIVILIZATION|
|INTRODUCTION TO ROMAN CIVILIZATION|
|CLAS 3335||TOPICS IN CLASSICAL STUDIES||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY|
|ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE PREHISTORIC AEGEAN|
|ARCHAEOLOGY OF GREECE|
|ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST|
|ARCHAEOLOGY OF EGYPT|
|ART 1309||INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY I: PREHISTORIC THROUGH 16TH CENTURY||3|
|ART OF ANTIQUITY|
|HIST 4350||HISTORY OF ANCIENT SPORT||3|
|HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY: ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY|
|HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY: ROMAN AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY|
|PHIL 3350||TOPICS IN ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY||3|
Option 3: Ancient Studies
(18 hours, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level) This option may be satisfied using any combination of the courses listed under Option 2, provided that they include six hours at the 3000/4000 level.
CLAS 1300. INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY. 3 Hours.
Major Greek and Roman myths and their influence, with emphasis on the visual arts from antiquity to the present, including popular films.
CLAS 2105. CLASSICAL STUDIES ABROAD. 1 Hour.
Short-term excursion to sites of importance in the ancient Greco-Roman world. Offered in summer term, Wintermester, or Maymester. May be taken more than once as topic varies.
CLAS 2300. HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS: THE ANCIENT WORLD IN FILM. 3 Hours.
Comparative study of contemporary films set in the ancient world and the literary sources on which they are based, with emphasis on the reception and reshaping of the Classical heritage by filmmakers to reflect the cultural values and interests of contemporary audiences.
CLAS 2303. THE CLASSICAL ROOTS OF ENGLISH VOCABULARY. 3 Hours.
The study of etymology (word origins) focusing on the large stock of English words derived from ancient Greek and Latin prefixes, roots and suffixes. Recommended for students seeking to improve their general vocabulary and reading comprehension, and as preparation for graduate and professional school entrance exams.
CLAS 2305. TOPICS IN CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION. 3 Hours.
Survey of a particular topic in the realm of Classical studies. May include literature, history, mythology, religion, and the visual arts. Can be offered on campus or as a study-abroad course. May be repeated as topic changes.
CLAS 2307. WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT WORLD. 3 Hours.
Exploration of roles and images of women in ancient Greece and Rome, using a variety of primary (ancient) sources: literature, legal and medical texts, visual art, and inscriptions. Offered as CLAS 2307 and GWSS 2307. Credit will be granted only once.
CLAS 3310. INTRODUCTION TO GREEK CIVILIZATION. 3 Hours.
Ancient Greek culture through the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.). Topics covered include politics and society, literature, art, philosophy, and religion. Credit may not be received for both CLAS 2310 (as the course was previously numbered) and CLAS 3310.
CLAS 3320. INTRODUCTION TO ROMAN CIVILIZATION. 3 Hours.
Roman life and thought through the second century A.D. A broad cultural survey including politics and society, literature, art, philosophy, religion and law. Credit may not be received for both CLAS 2320 (as the course was previously numbered) and CLAS 3320.
CLAS 3323. TOPICS IN CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY. 3 Hours.
Advanced study of Greek and/or Roman myths, with emphasis on the cultural context and methods of myth interpretation (anthropological, psychoanalytical, structuralist, etc.). May be repeated for credit with departmental permission.
CLAS 3335. TOPICS IN CLASSICAL STUDIES. 3 Hours.
Studies in the social, political, and cultural development of the ancient Greeks and Romans, including their influence on subsequent societies. May be repeated for credit with departmental permission.
CLAS 4391. CONFERENCE COURSE. 3 Hours.
Independent study in the preparation of a paper on a research topic; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of the department and completion of or concurrent enrollment in a 3000 level course.
CLAS 4394. SENIOR THESIS/HONORS THESIS. 3 Hours.
A thesis or project completed during the senior year under the direction of a faculty member. Required of all students in the University Honors College.
CLAS 5392. TOPICS IN CLASSICAL STUDIES. 3 Hours.
Studies in the social, political and cultural systems of the ancient Greeks and Romans, including their influence upon subsequent societies. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.