Classical Studies Minor

The Classical Studies Minor is designed to allow students to take a variety of courses that are grounded in a particular time period but not limited to a particular discipline. Such a minor is of interest and value to students in disciplines such as Anthropology, Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, and Theater. The Classical Studies Minor consists of 6 s.h. of required coursework in either Greek or Roman history or a survey of Greek and Roman literatures; and 3 s.h. of coursework in either Intro to Latin I (LATN 101), Intro to Latin II (LATN 102), Introductory Ancient Greek I (AGRK 101), or Introductory Ancient Greek II (AGRK 102). An additional 12 s.h. of electives are required, to be chosen from sixteen-course offerings from a range of departments. Various prerequisites and College regulations apply; see current College Catalog. For further information, contact the Department of English, 322 Netzer Administration. 607.436.3446

Required Courses 6 s.h.

EHIS 200 Greece: Achilles to Alexander or

EHIS 202 Roman Civilization or

WLIT 212 Survey of Greek and Roman Literature (3 s.h.)

LATN 101 Intro Latin I or LATN 102 Intro to Latin II or

AGRK 101 Introductory Ancient Greek I or

AGRK 102 Introductory Ancient Greek II 3 s.h.

Selections 12 s.h

Select four (4) of the following not used above

  • ARTH 109 Survey of Visual Arts I
  • ARTH 209 History of Greek & Roman Art
  • COMP 315 Early Literary Criticism: Imitating the Masters
  • AGRK 101 Introductory Ancient Greek I
  • AGRK 102 Introductory Ancient Greek II
  • EHIS 200 Greece: Achilles to Alexander
  • EHIS 202 Roman Civilization
  • LATN 101 Introductory Latin I
  • LATN 102 Introductory Latin II
  • PHIL 220 History of Philosophy I: Ancient Philosophical Thought
  • POLS 201 Classical & Medieval Political Thought
  • THTR 271 Theatre History I
  • WLIT 212 Survey of Greek and Roman Literature
  • WLIT 225 The Greek Dramatists
  • WLIT 227 Sex & Gender in Greek Literature
  • WLIT 231 Mythology
  • Special Topics in Classics Independent Study (Classics related)

*Courses may not overlap within the minor

TOTAL 18 s.h.


1. College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors

  • Minor GPA of at least 2.0
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless offered Pass/Fail only
  • One-half (1/2) of the minor coursework must be completed in residence
  • No more than two courses may overlap between/among all majors/minors; any excess requires additional coursework

2. Check proper course selection, sequence and prerequisite requirements with department of minor