Classics Civilization

Greek and Roman Civilization Major

30 credits, or 10 courses, are required to complete a major in Classical Civilization.

  • 3 credits – 1 course in History of Ancient Greece
  • 3 credits – 1 course in History of Ancient Rome
  • 3 credits – 1 course in ancient archaeology
  • 3 credits – 1 course in ancient literature
  • 18 credits – 6 courses in CLAS, CLLA, CLGR

Students will be strongly encouraged, but not required, to include some language study in their 6 elective courses.

Greek and Roman Civilization Supplementary Major

24 credits, or 8 courses, are required to complete a supplementary major in Classical Civilization.

  • 3 credits – 1 course in History of Ancient Greece
  • 3 credits – 1 course in History of Ancient Rome
  • 3 credits – 1 course in ancient archaeology
  • 3 credits – 1 course in ancient literature
  • 12 credits – 4 Classics courses in CLAS, CLLA, CLGR

Classical Civilization Minor

The Classical Civilization minor allows students to study the history and culture of the classical world.

The three required courses supply the necessary framework for studying Greco-Roman civilization. Students may select the other two courses from options such as: philosophy, art, architecture, political theory, literature or law. 

15 credits, or 5 courses, are required to complete a minor in Classical Civilization.

  • 3 credits – 1 course in Greek History
  • 3 credits – 1 course in Roman History
  • 3 credits – 1 course in ancient archaeology
  • 6 credits – 2 courses in CLAS, CLLA, CLGR

Literature in Translation Minor

The minor in Classical Literature in Translation is designed to provide a broad experience of Greek and Latin literature studied in English translation.

The three required courses offer surveys of the most important Greek and Latin texts, coupled with the study of mythology that is needed for the understanding of subsequent western literature. Students may select the other two courses from options such as: philosophy, art, architecture, political theory, literature or law.  

15 credits, or five courses, are required to complete the minor in Classical Literature in Translation.

  • 3 credits – 1 course in Greek Literature
  • 3 credits – 1 course in Roman Literature
  • 3 credits – 1 course in Greek and Roman Mythology
  • 6 credits – 2 courses in CLAS, CLLA, CLGR