Ancient Greek and Roman Studies refers to those disciplines which study the culture, civilization and heritage of Greece and Rome from roughly the Bronze Age (3000-1000 B.C.) to the fifth century A.D., and those parts of the Mediterranean basin, Europe, Africa and Asia where these ancient civilizations either originated or spread. The minor includes disciplines that critically engage ideas and themes that originated in the classical world and which profoundly influenced later thinkers and institutions. Please contact David Spear in the History Department for more information.

To satisfy the requirements for a minor in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, students must complete at least five courses from at least three different disciplines in two or more of the participating departments (Classics, Art, Communication Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Theatre Arts), to include:

  • a single course in Classics, Greek or Latin numbered 200 or greater,
  • at least four more courses (16 credits) from the following list, and
  • two capstone essays considering the Ancient Greek and Roman world

Other courses, such as first year seminars, study away programs, and May experiences, may be considered on a case-by-case basis. GRK-201 (Intermediate Greek) or LTN-201 (Intermediate Latin) are recommended but not required. For course descriptions, see listings under individual departments. On occasion, special topics courses are offered that also satisfy the requirements for the minor.

  • ART-230 Arts of the Ancient World I: Egypt, Near East and Greece
  • ART-231 Arts of the Ancient World II: Etruscans and Rome
  • ART-234 Early Christian and Byzantine Art
  • CLS-111 Introduction to Classics
  • CLS-120 Mythology
  • CLS-211 Classical Archaeology
  • CLS-220 Greek Civilization
  • CLS-221 Roman Civilization
  • CLS-230 Reading Greek Literature
  • CLS-231 Reading Latin Literature
  • CLS-320 Travel Study in Classical Civilizations
  • COM-201 Introduction to Rhetoric
  • COM-311 Rhetoric in the Ancient World
  • GRK-201 Intermediate Greek
  • GRK-310 Greek New Testament
  • GRK-320 Koine and Hellenistic Greek
  • GRK-331 Greek Epic
  • GRK-332 Greek Drama
  • GRK-333 Greek Prose
  • HST-101 Ancient Europe and the Mediterranean
  • HST-201 The “Fall” of Rome
  • LTN-201 Intermediate Latin I
  • LTN-202 Intermediate Latin II
  • LTN-331 Literature of the Roman Republic
  • LTN-332 Literature of the Augustan Age
  • LTN-333 Literature of the Roman Empire
  • LTN-334 Literature of the Late Antique and Medieval Period
  • PHL-210 Ancient Philosophy
  • PSC-103 Introduction to Political Thought
  • PSC-270 Classical Political Thought
  • REL-211New Testament and Early Christianity
  • REL-318 Jesus and the Gospels
  • REL-319 Paul's Life and Thought
  • REL-269 Art and Religion in Turkey
  • REL-270 Religious Studies in Turkey
  • THA-210 Theatre History I

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