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Classical Studies

Minor in Classical Studies

A minor in Classical Studies can be a distinctive complement to many majors, signaling critical thinking skills, an ability to work with complex and challenging data sets, and an appreciation for and understanding of intercultural dynamics. It is also a chance to delve deeper into the study of the ancient world and how it continues to affect our world today.

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/admissions/update-major-form.html

Minor Requirements:

15 credit hours in classical studies 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 cultures).

  • 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-B 311: Sex and Gender in the Ancient World (1 cr.)
  • CLAS-B 312: Plague, Disasters, and Death in the Ancient World (1 cr.)
  • CLAS-B 313: Extraordinary Women in the Ancient World (1 cr.)
  • CLAS-B 314: The Environment and the Ancient World (1 cr.)
  • CLAS-C 101: Ancient Greek Culture (3 cr.)
  • CALS-C 102: Roman Culture (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 205: Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-C 210: Ancient Medicine and Modern Terminology (2-3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 213: Sport and Competition in the Ancient World (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 351: Change and Innovation in Greece (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 361: Ancient Roman Revolutions (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 386: Greek History (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-C 387: Roman History (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 396: Classical Studies Abroad (1-9 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 413: The Art and Archaeology of Greece (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 414: The Art and Archaeology of the Roman World (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 491: Topics in Classical Studies (3 cr.)
  • CLAS–C 495: Individual Reading in Classics (1-3 cr.)
  • CLAS-D 470: Classics in Focus Euripides' Medea (1 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.)

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.