Classics Minor

The classics minor introduces students 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. It prepares students for advanced study in biblical and religious studies, literature, history, law, philosophy, languages, the classics and many other related areas.

Unique Features

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.

Our Graduates

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

Courses

Greek Emphasis

General Education Prerequisites

  • HIST-120 Ancient Civilizations (4)

Required Courses (6 Courses, 18-21 Units)

  • BIB-106 Classical Greek I (3)
  • BIB-107 Classical Greek II (3)
  • BLIT-310-349 Biblical Literature (3)
  • or BIB-488 Directed Study (3-4)
  • or HIST-488 Directed Study (with Greek exegesis involved) (3-4)
  • HIST-110 Introductory Latin (3)

Select two of the following:

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

Latin Emphasis

General Education or Other Prerequisites

  • HIST-120 Ancient Civilizations (4)

Required Courses (6 Courses, 20-21 Units)

  • BIB-106 Classical Greek I (3)
  • HIST-110 Introductory Latin (3)
  • HIST-115 Intermediate Latin (3)
  • HIST-310 Advanced Latin: Grammar (3)

Select two of the following:

  • HIST-315 Advanced Latin: Prose and Poetry (3)
  • HIST-360 Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis (4)
  • HIST-365 Rome: Politics, Pagans and Patristics (4)
  • HIST-368 Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric (3)
  • PHIL-330 Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric (4)
  • REL-460 Religions of the World (by permission) (4)