Minors in the Classics

The Department of Classical Studies offers minors in the subject areas of classical civilization, myth studies, ancient Greek, Latin, and modern Greek.  In the case of the classical languages (Ancient Greek and Latin), students should have completed at least two upper division courses as preparation for graduate work in that language. The minor in Myth Studies is designed as an interdisciplinary study, in which students choose from a range of courses in the Department of Classical Studies and in other departments to create an exploration of myth that responds to their own special interests, whether it be literature, intellectual history, religion, philosophy, anthropology, or some other area. The Minor in Modern Greek introduces students to modern Greek language, literature, and culture. In all cases, minors in these subjects are valuable, both in enriching more extensive study in other humanistic subjects and in complementing concentrations in science, technology, and mathematics.

Required courses are divided into four categories: classical civilization, ancient Greek, modern Greek, and Latin. Refer to the Classical Studies Programs section of this bulletin for the full list of courses and their categories that may be used to fulfill the requirements stated below and for information on the CAS foreign language requirement for classics majors and minors.

Courses may be credited toward a minor only if a grade of C or higher is earned. Required courses may be exchanged for others in the curriculum with the approval of the department chair. Students are advised to choose a minor before the end of their junior year. To develop a plan of study or for further information, contact the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Classical Studies.

Required Courses

Unless noted otherwise, all required courses are 4 credit hours.

Minor in Classical Civilization

A minor in classical civilization requires a minimum of six courses. Four of the courses must be at or above the 200 level. The requirements are as follows:

  • one of the following four courses:
  • ·CAS CL 101 The World of Greece
  • ·CAS CL 102 The World of Rome
  • ·CAS CL 221 Greek History
  • ·CAS CL 222 Roman History
  • four classical civilization and/or classical language courses
  • one course focusing on classical literature

Minor in Myth Studies

A minor in myth studies requires a minimum of six courses. The requirements are as follows:

  • CAS CL 213 Greek and Roman Mythology
  • CAS CL 305 Topics in Myth
  • four classical civilization courses or courses offered by related departments with an emphasis on myth. Refer to the Classical Studies Programs section of this bulletin for recommended related courses.

Minor in Latin

A minor in Latin requires a minimum of five courses. The requirements are as follows:

  • CAS CL 102 The World of Rome or CL 222 Roman History
  • four Latin courses above CAS CL 117

Minor in Ancient Greek

A minor in ancient Greek requires a minimum of five courses. The requirements are as follows:

  • CAS CL 101 The World of Greece, or CL 221 Greek History
  • four ancient Greek courses above CAS CL 167

Minor in Modern Greek

A minor in modern Greek requires a minimum of five courses. The requirements are as follows:

  • one of the following four courses:
  • CAS CL 101 The World of Greece
  • CAS CL 102 The World of Rome
  • CAS CL 221 Greek History
  • CAS CL 222 Roman History
  • four of the following courses:
  • 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 or CG 492 Directed Study in Modern Greek

Core Curriculum Courses

Students who complete both of the following courses may, with advisor approval, receive credit for one course at the 200 level toward a minor in classical studies:

  • CAS CC 101 Core Humanities I: The Ancient World
  • CAS CC 102 Core Humanities II: Antiquity and the Medieval World