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Classical Civilization and the Classical Tradition (Interdisciplinary Minor)

The Minor in Classical Civilization and the Classical Tradition provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the literature, culture, history, politics, philosophy, mythology, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. The program is offered as a minor field that complements a wide variety of majors. It is particularly valuable for students whose major field of study is in the Arts and Humanities, including English, History, Languages and Literatures, and Philosophy, as well as for certain majors in the Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Political Science, and Psychology. Ancient Greek and Latin languages are not required for the minor.

Degree Requirements

Students who minor in Classical Civilization and the Classical Tradition conduct their course of study in consultation with the Minor's Coordinator. They satisfy the College requirement of a minor field by taking four courses (12 credits), at least two of which must be at the 300-level.

All students take a single introductory three-credit course, either HIS 246: Civilizations of the Ancient World or ACU 266: Classical Myth and Human Condition. Electives are divided into two broad categories of courses: Category I (Classical Literature and Classical Culture) and Category II (Classical History and Classical Archaeology). Students choose one course from Category I, one course from Category II, and a third course from either category. Students may replace an elective with ACU 350 and/or HIA 350 (Special Topics) or ACU 381 and/or HIA 381 (Individual Tutorial), but only if their chosen course is not offered in a given semester.

Introduction to Classical Civilization and the Classical Tradition (3 credits):

HIS 246: Civilizations of the Ancient World or ACU 266: Classical Myth and the Human Condition

Electives (9 credits): Students choose one course from Category I, one course from category II, and a third course from either category.

I. Classical Literature and Classical Culture

ACU 305: Greek Literature in Translation

ACU 307: The Greek and Roman Epic in English Translation

ACU 308: Greek and Roman Tragedy in English Translation

HIA (ACU)(WST) 311: Women in Antiquity

HIA 314 : Classical Myth and Society

(Students who have completed ACU 266 will not receive credit for HIA 314)

II. Classical History and Classical Archaeology

HIA 306: History of Religions in the Ancient World

HIA (ACU) 316: Greek Archaeology of the Classical Period

HIA (ACU) 318: Roman Archaeology and Topography

HIA 320: History of Ancient Greece

HIA 321: History of Rome

Last modified: 7/14/2014