With a minor in classics, you will be introduced to the language and thought of the ancient world, from which many of the foundations of the modern world are derived: Judaism, Christianity, politics, philosophy, history and so forth. With this minor, you will be prepared for advanced study in biblical and religious studies, literature, history, law, philosophy, languages, the classics and many other related areas.

Highlights

  • Because of history's depth, the classics minor is divided into two emphases: Latin and Greek. Both emphases offer courses in ancient rhetoric and philosophy, religions of world, politics and cultural centers.
  • However, core courses for each emphasis focus on the respective languages. The Greek emphasis also offers an opportunity for guided study.

Career opportunities

With the historical framework and concepts you will gain from the classics minor, you will be prepared for graduate and seminary study in philosophy, religious studies and a wide range of other areas. Career opportunities include church ministry, history education, historical preservation and more.

Course listing

Greek Emphasis

Program Director: Greg Camp, Ph.D.

General Education Prerequisites
CodeTitleUnits
HIST-120Ancient Civilizations4
Required Courses (6 Courses, 18-21 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
BIB-106Classical Greek I3
BIB-107Classical Greek II3
BLIT-310-349Biblical Literature3
or BIB-488Directed Study3-4
or HIST-488Directed Study (with Greek exegesis involved)3-4
HIST-110Introductory Latin3

Select two of the following:

CodeTitleUnits
BIB-488Directed Study (New Testament Apocryphal Writings)3-4
BLIT-310-349Biblical Literature (by permission)3
HIST-360Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis4
HIST-365Rome: Politics, Pagans and Patristics4
HIST-368Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric3
PHIL-330Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric4
REL-460Religions of the World (by permission)3

Latin Emphasis

Program Director: W. Marshall Johnston, Ph.D.

General Education Prerequisites
CodeTitleUnits
HIST-120Ancient Civilizations4
Required Courses (6 Courses, 18-20 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
BIB-106Classical Greek I3
HIST-110Introductory Latin3
HIST-115Intermediate Latin3
HIST-310Advanced Latin: Grammar3

Select two of the following:

CodeTitleUnits
HIST-315Advanced Latin: Prose and Poetry3
HIST-360Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis4
HIST-365Rome: Politics, Pagans and Patristics4
HIST-367The Ancient Near East3
HIST-368Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric3
PHIL-330Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric4
REL-460Religions of the World (by permission)3