The program will emphasize the history, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome through courses taught in English translation. Students completing this program will have developed a deep knowledge of the ancient Greco-Roman world and its continued importance, as well as critical thinking, research, and writing skills.

Despite being thousands of years old, the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome are ever relevant. Their gods, warriors, and monsters continue to populate our movies, art, video games, novels, and poetry. Their experiments with democratic and republican forms of government, and their political philosophy with its meditations on the nature of good government, had a profound impact on the framing of the United States Constitution. Their history continues to offer a powerful analog to the events we now experience, as we see every time a politician is compared to Julius Caesar or modern America to the latter-day Roman Empire about to fall.

The Classical Civilization Minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours. At least 6 credits applied to the minor must be at 300-400 level and taken on campus. The required/eligible courses are typically taught in the Departments of Modern Languages and Classics, Art and Art History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and History. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required.

Code and Title Hours
Required Courses
CL 222Greek Roman Mythology3
CL 385History Of Greece3
CL 386History Of Rome3
Elective Courses9
History of the Early Church
Alexander the Great,Then & Now
Greek Civilization
Julius Caesar
Roman Religion
Greece & Rome in Film
Special Topics
Aristotle: How Stuff Works
Ancient Art
Christ Church To 1500
Ancient Philosophy
Honors Spec Topics Sem (Women from Antiquity through Today)
Greek or Latin language electives at the 100 level or above
Total Hours18