Classical Studies

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

  • Ancient Greek
  • Ancient Greek & Latin
  • Latin
  • 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.

Honors in the Major

The department encourages work toward graduation with honors in the major. For students majoring in classical civilization, the primary requirement is successful completion of a two-semester program of directed research and writing in their senior year, culminating in an honors thesis and oral defense. For students majoring in Latin, Ancient Greek, or Ancient Greek and Latin, the primary requirement is different: two specifically designated honors reading courses, including at least one seminar course and one course with a substantial research component. To qualify for either of these honors tracks, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a departmental GPA of no less than 3.4, and must submit an application to the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies by April 20 of the junior year.

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 205 Origins of Writing
  • †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 228 The History of Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome (formerly CAS CL 328)
  • †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 332 The Ancient Novel (in English translation)
  • †CAS CL 335 Mystery Cults in the Graeco-Roman World
  • †CAS CL 336 The Roman Empire
  • †CAS CL/CG 359 Cavafy and History
  • 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 Greek 1
  • CAS CL 162 Greek 2
  • CAS CL 261 Greek 3: Prose
  • CAS CL 262 Greek 4: Homer
  • †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 Language and Culture

The following modern Greek language courses 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

The following modern Greek culture courses are given in English and are intended not only for classics majors or minors, but also for the general undergraduate population. They may not be used to fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement.

  • †CAS CG 357 Modern Greek Culture and Film
  • †CAS CG/CL 359 Cavafy and History

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 Latin 1
  • CAS CL 112 Latin 2
  • CAS CL 211 Latin 3: Prose
  • CAS CL 212 Latin 4: Verse
  • †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