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.

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

All students take a single introductory three-credit course:

Credits
HIS 246Civilizations of the Ancient World

3

Or

ACU 266Classical Myth and the Human Condition

3

Electives are divided into two broad categories of courses:

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

Credits
ACU 305Greek Literature in Translation

3

ACU 307The Greek and Roman Epic in English Translation

3

ACU 308Greek and Roman Tragedy in English Translation

3

HIA 311Women in Antiquity

3

HIA 314Classical Myth and Society

3

HIA 314: Students who have completed ACU 266 will not receive credit for HIA 314.

II. Classical History and Classical Archaeology

Credits
HIA 306History of Religions in the Ancient World

3

HIA 316Greek Archaeology of the Classical Period

3

HIA 318Roman Archaeology and Topography

3

HIA 320Greek History

3

HIA 321History of Rome

3

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.