Minors

Students wishing to minor in the Department of Classics must choose to emphasize one of the following Options:

 

Classic Civilization

Definition of Minor

The minor in Classical Civilization is primarily an area studies minor complemented by optional language study in ancient or modern Greek or Latin. Students develop critical thinking skills and work toward a broad understanding of the Greek and Roman world in their ancient Mediterranean contexts. For related minors, see Greek and Latin in this department.

To Complete the 18 Unit Minor Select From the Following Courses:
Virtually any GRK, LAT, or CLAS course offered by the department other than courses offered for Tier 1 General Education credit may be applied to the minor in Classical Civilization.The minor may not use  1XX-level study in the language used to satisfy the University foundations language requirement. The University also requires that at least 9 units of the minor be taken at the 300-level or above.

We recommend that students minoring in Classical Civilization take one upper-division writing emphasis course in the Classics department.

Career Orientations

A minor in Classics helps develop skills and perspectives that will be helpful for students of history, literature, linguistics, or for careers in journalism, language teaching (no matter what the target language), medicine, and the law. See our "Why Study Classics" page!

Graduate Studies

A background in Classics is indispensable for students who intend to seek a graduate degree.   In particular, students who are considering pursuing graduate school are encouraged to learn at least one ancient language.

Contact an advisor to learn more about Classics or declare a major or minor today!

Greek (Ancient)

Definition of Minor

Greek is a foreign language minor focusing on reading courses at the 4xx level. For related minors, see under Classical Civilization and Latin. 

Required Courses

  • At least 6 units of Intermediate Classical Greek (GRK 201/202 or 212)
  • 9 units of Greek at the Advanced level (GRK 400 or above)
  • any 3 additional units of GRK (NB: 100-level study in Greek may not be used for this requirement)

Career Orientations

The enhancement of language skills entailed in this minor will be valuable for students of linguistics, or for careers in journalism, language teaching (no matter what the target language), medicine and the law. The extensive study of Greek greats will extend students' horizons beyond their own temporal and cultural milieux to experiences that the western world has deemed intrinsically valuable. The Greek minor is also preparatory to a vocation in the ministry or similar callings. See our "Why Study Classics" page!

Graduate Studies

The Greek minor provides a solid linguistic background for further study of the Greek language; it supports literary research in the fields of Comparative Literature, and English, as well as in the areas of Byzantine studies.

Contact an advisor to learn more about Classics or declare a major or minor today!

Latin

Definition of Minor

Latin is a foreign language minor focusing on reading courses at the 4xx level. For related minors, see under Classical Civilization and Greek.

Required Courses

  • At least 6 units of Intermediate Latin (LAT 201/202 or 212)
  • 9 units of Latin at the Advanced level (LAT 400 or above), including LAT 400
  • any 3 additional units of LAT (NB: 100-level study in Latin may not be used for this requirement)

Not sure about a Minor in Latin?

The Latin minor, in addition to its unique preparation for graduate studies or law school, prepares students for careers in business, journalism, museum work, and teaching by developing writing and analytical language skills. Students will be able to complement the practical and linguistic skills with literature and art courses that emphasize timeless human experiences and achievements. See our "Why Study Classics" page!

Graduate Studies

The Latin minor provides a solid linguistic background for further study of the Latin language; it supports literary research in the fields of Comparative Literature, English, and Modern European Languages, as well as in the areas of Late Antique, Early European, Medieval, and Renaissance studies.

Contact an advisor to learn more about Classics or declare a major or minor today!

 

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