The Minor in Classical Studies focuses a student’s interest in ancient Mediterranean history and provides a foundation for advanced work in other academic disciplines as well as professional programs in law, medicine and finance. The Minor gives students an opportunity to develop a keener perception and better understanding of the cultural forces at work in the contemporary world. By presenting a broad selection of courses in the various disciplines of literature, philosophy and history, the minor provides students with a sound overview of Western antiquity.
The minor requires a minimum of 18 hours of course work distributed over at least three of the following five areas of study:
This is not an exhaustive list of courses that may be applied to the degree. There are many LBST courses that may be appropriate for the Minor depending on the subject and material covered. Other courses, such as topics courses and private readings, that focus on subjects from Western antiquity may be approved by the classics coordinator in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies for any of the five areas of study. To make a request for approval, submit the syllabus to the Classic coordinator coordinator in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.