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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.
  • 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.

Program director

Greg Camp, Ph.D.
Greg Camp, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies

W. Marshall Johnston, Ph.D.
W. Marshall Johnston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

CodeTitleUnits
HIST 120Ancient Civilizations4

Greek Emphasis Required Courses (6 Courses, 18-21 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
BIB 106Classical Greek I3
BIB 107Classical Greek II3
BLIT-310-BLIT 349
or HIST 488
or BIB 488
Biblical Literature
or Directed Study (with Greek exegesis involved)
or Directed Study
3 - 4
HIST 110Introductory Latin3

Select two of the following

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

* (by permission)

Latin Emphasis 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 and Medieval Rhetoric3
REL 460Religions of the World3