Minoring in Classics
The Classics department offers Minors in four areas, all designed to acquaint the student with the most interesting facets of life in the ancient Mediterranean region. All Classics Minors require six courses with a minimum of 18 credit hours.
Latin Language & Literature
The Latin Language and Literature minor requires the equivalent of five semesters of Latin plus a sixth course chosen from any of our departmental offerings. We recommend Classics 102 (Roman Civilization) or 202 (Age of Augustus) or another course on Roman history or culture to complement the Latin, but the sixth class could also be another Latin course, beginning Greek, Classics 103 (Intro to Classical Archaeology), Classics 224 (Mythology), etc.—your choice! Note that Latin 126 and 246 (Intensive Beginning and Intermediate Latin) each count as two semesters; we also offer a non-intensive sequence (Latin 110, 120, 230, and 240).
Greek Language & Literature
The Greek Language and Literature minor requires the equivalent of five semesters of Ancient Greek plus a sixth course chosen from any of our departmental offerings. We recommend Classics 100 (Greek Civilization) or Classics 200 (Greece in the Age of Democracy) or another course on Greek history or culture to complement the Greek, but the sixth class could also be another Greek course, beginning Latin, Classics 103 (Intro to Classical Archaeology), Classics 224 (Mythology), etc.—your choice! Note that Greek 126 and 246 (Intensive Beginning and Intermediate Greek) each count as two semesters; we occasionally also offer a non-intensive beginning sequence (Greek 112 and 122 ).
In addition to one Classics course at the 100 or 200 level, the student takes five other undergraduate courses within the Classics Department. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each. Any combination of courses listed as Classics, Greek, and/or Latin can count toward this minor. (Minimum 18 credits.)
Students are required to take Classics 103 (Introduction to Classical Archaeology), one basic civilization course (Classics 100, 102, 200, 202, or 224), and either Classics 300 (Greek Archaeology) or 301 (Roman Archaeology). In addition, they take three other courses in Classical Archaeology numbered 300 or higher.