Classics Minor Concentrations

Students may earn a minor in Latin, Greek, or classical studies. Each option allows students either to survey aspects of classical culture and traditions or to take a more focused cluster of courses. Unlike the Greek and Latin minors, the classical studies minor does not require study of an ancient language. Instead, it provides a framework for examining any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity or its traditions and reception in medieval through contemporary Western culture.

Students majoring in classics may also earn a minor in classical studies, provided they do not double-count courses toward both the major and the minor, and they do not count toward the minor any courses in the language(s) of their major at or below the prerequisite level.

Minor requirements: Latin concentration (6 units)

Prerequisite: LATIN 101-3 Elementary Latin or equivalent placement (see Language Placement)

  • 3 Latin courses at the 200 or 300 level
  • 3 additional Latin and/or classics courses (excluding CLASSICS 110-0), 1 of which must be LATIN 310-0 (may include 1 classical traditions course with consent of the director of undergraduate studies)

Minor requirements: Greek concentration (6 units)

Prerequisite: GREEK 101-3 Elementary Greek or equivalent placement (see Language Placement)

  • 3 Greek courses at the 200 or 300 level
  • 3 additional Greek and/or classics courses (excluding CLASSICS 110-0), 1 of which must be at the 300 level (may include 1  classical traditions course with consent of the director of undergraduate studies)

Minor requirements: Classical studies (6 units)

Course Title
2 courses from: 1
The World of Homer
Ancient Athens: Democracy, Drama, Civilization
Rome: Culture and Empire
Classical Mythology
4 additional classics, classical traditions, Greek, or Latin courses, at least 2 of which must be at the 300 level and none of which may be CLASSICS courses at the 100 level