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Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, and Latin

Minor in Classical Studies

A minor in Classical Studies can be an attractive complement to many majors, particularly history, English, and other foreign languages. Classical studies is an interdisciplinary field, examining the vanished civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome and their languages. Although the study of the Greek and Latin languages no longer holds a central place in a university curriculum, the art, literature, and intellectual traditions of the classical world remain basic to Western civilization. Today’s student may encounter the classical world through the many fine translations available, the physical evidence of art and archaeology, and the study of the Greek and Latin languages themselves.

The courses in Classical Archaeology focus on the art and archaeology of Greece and Italy, as well as the nearby lands affected by their civilization from earliest times through the end of the Roman world. Advanced work in the field leads to careers in archaeological research, museums, and teaching. These interdisciplinary courses may be of special interest to students in anthropology, history, and the history of art. Courses in classical archaeology require no knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages.

The courses in Classical Civilization are general courses in the literature, history, culture, and intellectual traditions of ancient Greece and Rome and require no knowledge of Greek or Latin. Such courses provide valuable background to students in a number of fields and may be especially attractive to those planning to teach English, history, or related areas.

A minor in Classical Studies (CLAS) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course, a minimum of 6 credit hours must be taken on the IUPUI campus,
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/updatemajor/

Minor Requirements:

15 credit hours in classical archaeology, classical civilization, ancient Greek, Latin, or related courses approved by the program coordinator. Students may wish to design concentrations in areas of particular interest (e.g., classical art and archaeology or Greek or Roman civilization).

  • at least 6 credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or higher,
  • no more than 3 credit hours of ancient Greek or Latin at the 100 level may be counted,
  • up to 6 credit hours may be taken in related fields (such as History and Philosophy).

Choose from the following courses:

  • CLAS–A 301: Classical Archaeology (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–A 418: Myth and Reality in Greek Art (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 205: Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 209: Medical Terms from Greek and Latin (2-3 cr.)
  • CLAS-C 210: Medical Terminology from Latin & Greek Roots (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 213: Sport and Competition in the Ancient World (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 310: Classical Drama (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 311: Classical Epics (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 351: The Golden Age of Athens (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 361: The Golden Age of Rome (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 386: Greek History (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 396: Classical Studies Abroad (1-9 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 412: Art and Archaeology of the Aegean (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 413: The Art and Archaeology of Greece (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 414: The Art and Archaeology of Rome (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 491: Topics in Classical Studies (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 495: Individual Reading in Classics (1-3 cr.)
  • CLAS–L 131: Beginning Latin I (5 cr.)
  • CLAS–L 132: Beginning Latin II (5 cr.)
  • CLAS–L 200: Second-Year Latin I (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–L 250: Second-Year Latin II (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–L 495: Individual Reading in Latin (1-3 cr.)
  • HIST–C 386: Greek History (3 cr.)
  • HIST–C 388: Roman History (3 cr.)
  • PHIL–P 307: Classical Philosophy (3 cr.)