Advisor Contact:
Robert Groves
Learning Services Building 211
Minor Description:

The Department of Classics offers three minors: Classical Civilization, Latin, and Greek.

  1. Classical Civilization is an area studies minor complemented by some language study in ancient or modern Greek and/or Latin. Students develop critical thinking skills and work toward a broad understanding of the Greek and Roman world in their ancient Mediterranean contexts.
  2. Latin Minor:  Latin is a foreign language minor focusing on reading courses at the 4xx level and complementing that language study with art, archaeology, classics, Greek, history, and philosophy options.
  3. Greek Minor: Greek is a foreign language minor focusing on reading courses at the 4xx level and complementing that language study with art, archaeology, classics, history, Latin, and philosophy options.
Minor Requirements:
  1. Classical Civilization Minor: Virtually any GRK, LAT, or CLAS course offered by the department may be applied to the minor in Classical Civilization. For the minor, the University does not count 1XX-level study in the language used to satisfy the foreign language requirement. The University also requires that at least 9 units of the minor be taken at the 300-level or above.
  2. Latin Minor: Required Courses:
    LAT 201/202 or LAT 212: Intermediate Latin I-II
    LAT 400: Prose of the Roman Republic
    6 additional units of LAT 4xx
    any 1 additional unit of LAT/GRK/CLAS
  3. Greek Minor: Required Courses:
    GRK 201/202 or GRK 212: Intermediate Classical Greek I & II
    GRK 400: Prose
    6 additional units of GRK 4xx
    any 1 additional unit of GRK/LAT/CLAS

We recommend that students minoring in Classical Civilization take one upper-division writing emphasis course in the Classics department. There are several study abroad options in the Mediterranean available for Classics minors:

Academic Advisement Report

Declaring the Minor:
  1. The Department has multiple advisors available in LSB 203, all of whom are tenure-stream faculty members. Students may seek advising on a walk-in basis and by appointment.
  2. The Department of Classics maintains an information-rich Undergraduate Program  page on its website, with links to current information about major and minor options, a Classics Advising FAQs page, as well as an Index of Links to Advising Information.
  3. Advisors offer advice about graduate study in Classics and related fields and career advice related to Classics and its applications in the contemporary job market, and write letters of recommendation for students as appropriate.
Double Use of Minor Course Work:

Classics does not permit double use of courses in one of its minors (Classics, Greek, Latin) with any major or second minor.