Classical Civilization

The Minor with a Classical Civilization concentration is intended for students who wish to study classical literature and culture without necessarily pursuing coursework in the original languages. Courses cover ancient Greece and Rome, but also other ancient Mediterranean cultures, such as the Egyptian and Hittite. Great works of epic, history, philosophy, religion, drama, and oratory, are read and discussed in translation. Courses on myth and archaeology are also offered. Courses in ancient Greek and Latin are optional, but Classical Civilization students often enjoy taking a couple semesters of an ancient language.

The following chart shows the course requirements for the Classical Civilization Minor.


Total Credits

21 credits

Required Courses (9 credits)
  • Classic 170 - Classical Civilization - 3 credits
  • Classic 201 - Introduction to Greek Life and Literature - 3 credits
  • Classic 202 - Introduction to Roman Life and Literature - 3 credits
Electives (6 credits)

Six additional credits in Classic (not Greek or Latin language) curricular area courses at the 300 level or above.

Electives (6 credits)

Six credits selected from among any Classic, Greek, or Latin courses; at least 3 of these credits must be at the 300 level or above.

GPA Requirements

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.000 GPA on all credits in the minor, including any transfer work.