Chair: Laura Hunt                                                                                              

Classics Minor Program Director: John Henkel                          


Latin and Greek are the foundation languages of virtually every discipline in the liberal arts and sciences. The study of either or both of these languages, and of Greek and Roman authors in English translation, will deepen a student’s understanding of any field.

A total of twenty-one semester hours required, to include the following:

 Latin or Greek fourth-semester Reading Course 3 hours

  • LAT 202, GRK 202, or REL 204

Additional Latin or Greek courses 6 hours

  • to be selected from the following:
    • LAT 101*-102, 201, 202, 340
    • REL 103*-104, 203, 204 (New Testament Greek)
    • GRK 201. 202 (Reading Homeric Greek)
    • *LAT 101 or REL 103 counts only if it is the student’s second Classical language.

Related Courses (taught in English) 12 hours

  • to be selected from the following:
    • ART 216: Survey of Art History I
    • PHI 201: History of Philosophy I
    • ENG 314: Epic Poetry
    • CLA 170: Introductory Topics in Classical Literature
    • CLA 314: Mythology in Greek and Roman Literature
    • CLA 316: Ancient Drama
    • CLA 318: Ancient Epic
    • CLA 370: Topics in Classical Literature (Topics to include: “Women and Gender in Antiquity” and “From Lyric to Satire: Greek and Roman Poetry”)
    • HIS 412: Ancient History
    • POS 400: Classical Political Theory
    • Other courses by approval of Program Coordinator

LAT 340 may be substituted for up to 6 hours of related courses.

All incoming students with two or more years of high school Latin must take the language placement exam before taking courses in this language.

 Recommended Sequence of Courses

First Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
*LAT 101 or REL 103*LAT 102 or REL 104

Second Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
*LAT 201, GRK 201 (Even Falls) or REL 203*ART 216 or PHI 201LAT 202, GRK 202 (Odd Springs) or REL 204*PHI 201 if not taken in fall

Third Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted

Fourth Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
*denotes courses that meet the General Education requirement 

*updated 10/2014