2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Classical Studies (CLA) Minor

The Minor in Classical Studies in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures requires the completion of 18 credit hours from the following list. At least 6 credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. 6 credit hours maximum may be counted at the 1000 level.

Required Minor Courses
Select 6 courses of the following:18
Egyptian Art and Architecture
Greek Art and Architecture
Introduction to Archaeology
Roman Art and Architecture
The Ancient Mediterranean World
Fairytale, Folklore, and Magic: Popular Literature in Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology
Topics in Ancient Greek and Latin Literature
Mythology, Philosophy and Video Games
Study Abroad
Classical and New Testament Greek
Classical and New Testament Greek
Ancient History
Ancient Greek and Roman Women
Classics in the Modern World
The Greek City
The Roman Revolution
Roman Britain
The World of Alexander the Great
The Later Roman Empire
Elementary Latin
Elementary Latin
Ancient Through Medieval Philosophy
New Testament
Jesus in Earliest Christianity
Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christianity
Total Credits18

When offered, the following courses may also be included in the Classical Studies minor by substitution, when the topics pertain to Classical Studies. Consult the Classical Studies advisor.

ART 3004Topics in Art History3
RLCL 4324Topics in Religion and Culture3
PHIL 4014Special Topics in Philosophy3

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the Classical Studies minor. The in-minor GPA is calculated as the GPA in all courses the student has taken in the Classical Studies minor. A minimum grade of C (2.0) must be earned by Classical Studies minors in all courses taken to satisfy the Classical Studies minor.

Independent Study (CLA 2974 Independent Study or CLA 4974 Independent Study), Special Study (CLA 2984 Special Study and CLA 4984 Special Study), or Undergraduate Research (CLA 4994 Undergraduate Research) in any department may also be substituted if the topic is fitting; consult the Classical Studies advisor. Substitutions must be approved by the Classical Studies advisor. No course taken Pass/Fail can be included in a Classical Studies Minor.

All classes are three credits.