Five minors are housed in the Classical Studies Department.
Ancient/Biblical Greek—A sequence of six courses develops linguistic skills for reading literature in ancient/Biblical Greek.
Latin—A sequence of six courses develops linguistic skills for reading literature in Latin.
Classical antiquity—The purpose of the minor is to allow students to acquire a general knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world, including the development of Jewish and Christian cultures in antiquity. Students electing this minor will have the opportunity to become acquainted with classical antiquity in diverse areas, both in departmental courses (CLAS, CLCV, GREK, LATN) and in History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, in order to develop an integrated view of antiquity. Students take six approved courses, at least four of which must focus on antiquity.
Classical tradition—In this minor, students build upon knowledge of historical cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world by exploring their legacy in modernity through literature, performance, visual art, film, historiography, philosophy, political theory and practice. In addition to departmental courses (CLAS, CLCV, GREK, LATN), some courses are accepted from Anthropology, Art History, English, Film Studies, History, Language & Culture Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Women, Gender & Sexuality. Students take six approved courses, at least four of which must focus on reception of classical antiquity in modernity.
Mythology (co-coordinated with Religious Studies)—The Mythology interdisciplinary minor has been phased out and is no longer available. Contact Vincent Tomasso in Classical Studies for information regarding a future disciplinary minor within Classical Studies. The requirements below are included as a courtesy to those students who have already declared the interdisciplinary Mythology minor.
In this minor, students study myth as a key element of cultural discourse, around the world and throughout history. Storytelling is fundamental to world-building as a group activity; even today, myth offers a meaningful lens through which people understand their lived reality and interact with the world around them. Six courses are required; at least one must be CLCV 203, “Mythology,” or RELG 101, “Introduction to Religious Studies.” Students may take both. The six courses must be inclusive of at least three different departments and programs; American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Classical Studies, English, Film Studies, History, Language & Culture Studies, Religious Studies, and Women, Gender & Sexuality often offer suitable courses. Consult with your minor coordinator.
The Classical Studies Department also contributes courses to minors in Architectural Studies, Jewish Studies, Film Studies, Literature and Psychology, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality.