Four minors are housed in the classical studies department.
Ancient/Biblical Greek—A sequence of six courses develops linguistic skills for reading literature in ancient/Biblical Greek.
Latin—A sequence of six courses develops linguistic skills for reading literature in Latin.
Classical antiquity—The purpose of the minor is to allow students to acquire a general knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world, including the development of Jewish and Christian cultures in antiquity. Students electing this minor will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the classical achievement in diverse areas, both in departmental courses (CLAS, CLCV, GREK, LATN) and in history, philosophy, and religious studies, in order to develop an integrated view of antiquity.
Six courses are required for the minor. For more information, please contact the minor coordinator.
Classical tradition—Participants in this minor will build upon an acquaintance with historical cultures of the ancient Mediterranean by exploring their legacy in modernity, through a mixture of six courses: some that focus on the ancient Mediterranean world and others that focus on the modern reception of “classical antiquity” through literature, performance, visual art, film, historiography, philosophy, political theory and practice, and/or Romance languages. In addition, students submit an integrating paper.
The six courses that a given student counts toward this minor will be decided through consultation with the minor coordinator, taking into account the student’s individual interests. Students must earn a minimum of C- for all courses counted toward the minor (per College policy, courses taken as “pass/low-pass/fail” may not be counted toward the major or minor). For more information, please contact the minor coordinator.
The classical studies department also contributes courses to minors in architectural studies, Jewish studies, film studies, literature and psychology, and women, gender, and sexuality.