Classical Studies

The Department of Classical Studies offers majors and minors in the following areas of study:

  • Ancient Greek
  • Classical Civilization
  • Latin
  • Modern Greek
  • Myth Studies

CAS Foreign Language Requirement for Classics Majors and Minors

Ancient Greek, modern Greek, and Latin may be used to fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. Students who choose to complete the foreign language requirement using a classical language or modern Greek may not count 100-level courses in that language toward a major or minor in classical civilization, classical languages, modern Greek, classics and religion, or classics and philosophy.

Courses

Below is a listing of courses offered by the Department of Classical Studies and of courses offered by other CAS departments that can be used to fulfill the requirements for the various majors and minors listed above.  For complete information on the specifics of the requirements for an individual major or minor, please click on the appropriate link above.

Courses marked with a (†) satisfy CAS divisional studies humanities requirements.

Consult the current Student Link University Class Schedule for an up-to-date list of courses offered.

Courses in the following list are divided into four categories: classical civilization, ancient Greek, modern Greek, and Latin.  All courses are 4 credit hours.

1. Classical Civilization

The following courses are given in English and are intended not only for classics majors or minors, but also for the general undergraduate population:

  • †CAS CL 101 The World of Greece
  • †CAS CL 102 The World of Rome
  • †CAS CL 104 Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language
  • †CAS CL 202 Warfare in Antiquity
  • †CAS CL 206 Women in Antiquity
  • †CAS CL 213 Greek and Roman Mythology
  • †CAS CL 216 Greek and Roman Religion
  • †CAS CL 220   The Roman Empire in Film and Fact
  • †CAS CL 221 Greek History
  • †CAS CL 222 Roman History
  • †CAS CL 224 Greek Drama in Translation
  • †CAS CL 226 Ancient Epic in Translation
  • †CAS CL 229 Roman Comedy
  • †CAS CL 302 The Age of Augustus
  • †CAS CL 303 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • †CAS CL 305 Topics in Myth
  • †CAS CL 306 Entheogens, Myth, and Human Consciousness
  • †CAS CL 309 The Classical Tradition in the Renaissance
  • †CAS CL 310 The Classical Tradition in Modern Literature
  • †CAS CL 311    The Classical Tradition in Contemporary Culture
  • †CAS CL 314 Women in Ancient Rome
  • †CAS CL 325 Greek Tragedy and Film
  • †CAS CL 335 Mystery Cults in the Graeco-Roman World
  • †CAS CL 336 The Roman Empire
  • CAS CL 401, 402    Honors Research
  • †CAS CL 406 Advanced Topics in Classical Civilization
  • CAS CL 491, 492 Directed Study in Classical Studies
  • †CAS CL 513 Studies in Classical Civilization
  • †CAS CL 540 Studies in Roman History

2. Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek may be used to fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. Refer to the section above for the CAS Foreign Language Requirement for Classics Majors and Minors.

  • CAS CL 161 Beginning Greek 1
  • CAS CL 162 Beginning Greek 2
  • CAS CL 261 Intermediate Greek 1: Prose
  • CAS CL 262 Intermediate Greek 2: Poetry
  • CAS CL 319/519 History of the Greek Language
  • CAS CL 391 Greek Seminar
  • CAS CL 396/596 Early Christian Greek Literature
  • CAS CL 461 Advanced Greek Seminar
  • CAS CL 493, 494 Directed Study in Greek
  • CAS CL 502 Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
  • CAS CL 561 Survey of Greek Literature 1
  • CAS CL 562 Survey of Greek Literature 2
  • CAS CL 563 Greek Prose Composition

3. Modern Greek

Modern Greek may be used to fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. Refer to the section above for the CAS Foreign Language Requirement for Classics Majors and Minors.

  • CAS CG 111 Beginning Modern Greek 1
  • CAS CG 112 Beginning Modern Greek 2
  • CAS CG 211 Intermediate Modern Greek 1
  • CAS CG 212 Intermediate Modern Greek 2
  • CAS CG 350 The Modern Greek Short Story
  • CAS CG 356 The Modern Greek Novel
  • CAS CG 491, 492 Directed Study in Modern Greek

4. Latin

Latin may be used to fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. Refer to the section above for the CAS Foreign Language Requirement for Classics Majors and Minors.

  • CAS CL 111 Beginning Latin 1
  • CAS CL 112 Beginning Latin 2
  • CAS CL 211 Intermediate Latin 1: Prose
  • CAS CL 212 Intermediate Latin 2: Poetry
  • CAS CL 346/546 Early Christian Latin Literature
  • CAS CL 351 Latin Seminar
  • CAS CL 451 Advanced Latin Seminar
  • CAS CL 497, 498 Directed Study in Latin
  • CAS CL 502 Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
  • CAS CL 521 Survey of Latin Literature I
  • CAS CL 522 Survey of Latin Literature II
  • CAS CL 530 Latin Prose Composition

Related Courses

The following list of related courses may be used toward a major or minor in classics with advisor approval only. Refer to the Courses section of this bulletin for course descriptions.

Classical Civilization and Languages Majors

  • CAS AR 100    Great Discoveries in Archaeology
  • CAS AR 101    Introduction to Archaeology
  • CAS AR 208    Lost Languages and Decipherments
  • CAS AR 230    Introduction to Greek & Roman Archaeology
  • CAS AR 232    Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
  • CAS AR 330    Greek Archaeology
  • CAS AR 331    Etruscan and Roman Archaeology
  • CAS AH 111     Introduction to Art History I: Antiquity to Middle Ages
  • CAS AH 233    The Arts of Greece
  • CAS AH 234    The Art of Rome
  • CAS AH 240    Medieval Art
  • CAS AH 331    Arts of Archaic Greece
  • CAS AH 333    Arts of Classical Greece
  • CAS AH 433    Seminar: Greek Art
  • CAS AH 436    Seminar: Greek and Roman Art
  • CAS AH 444    Seminar: Medieval Art
  • CAS EN 221    Major Authors I
  • CAS HI 201    History of Medieval Europe
  • CAS PH 110    Great Philosophers
  • CAS PH 300   History of Ancient Philosophy
  • CAS PH 403   Plato I
  • CAS PH 404   Plato II
  • CAS PH 405   Aristotle I
  • CAS PH 406   Aristotle II
  • CAS RN 202   From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of Christianity
  • CAS RN 301   Varieties of Early Christianity

Religion and Myth Studies Majors

  • CAS AN 384    Anthropology of Religion
  • CAS AN 568    Symbol, Myth, and Rite
  • CAS AH 111    Introduction to Art History I: Antiquity to Middle Ages
  • CAS AH 233    The Arts of Greece
  • CAS AH 240    Medieval Art
  • CAS AH 331    Arts of Archaic Greece
  • CAS AH 333    Arts of Classical Greece
  • CAS AH 433    Seminar: Greek Art
  • CAS AH 444    Seminar: Medieval Art
  • CAS RN 202    From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of Christianity
  • CAS RN 301    Varieties of Early Christianity