The Classics Minor

A minor in Classics consists of a minimum of six courses (18 credits). Four of these courses must be in ancient Greek or Latin. The remaining two courses are electives chosen from a list of approved courses offered by the Department of History and Classics, although students may choose to substitute one elective with an approved course from an affiliated department.

All courses except ancient Greek and Latin are taught in English and don’t require a knowledge of ancient Greek or Latin language.



  • CLA 201 Classics In Translation I
  • CLA 201 Classics in Translation II
  • CLA 210 Classical Rhetoric
  • CLA 427 Classical America
  • CLA 490 Independent Study (used for advanced language study)
  • CLA 491 Independent Study (used for advanced language study)


  • HIS 337 Ancient World I (Greece)
  • HIS 338 Ancient World II (Rome)
  • HIS 360 Greek and Roman Warfare
  • HIS 427 Classical America
  • *HIS 481 Seminar
  • *HIS 482 Seminar


  • GRK 101 Elementary Greek I
  • GRK 102 Elementary Greek II
  • GRK 201 Intermediate Greek I
  • GRK 202 Intermediate Greek II


  • LAT 101 Elementary Latin I
  • LAT 102 Elementary Latin II
  • LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I
  • LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II

For course descriptions and a listing of acceptable courses for the Classics minor, go to the Classics section in the course catalog.

* Recent HIS 481 and 482 seminars included the following topics:

  • Age of Augustus
  • Alexander the Great
  • Ancient India and Persia
  • Ancient Sparta
  • Ancient Warfare
  • Mythology
  • The Roman Republic
  • Rome’s First Emperors
  • Women in the Ancient World