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2019 - 2020 Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Classical Studies Minor

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Carol Andreini

As a program within the School of Arts and Sciences under the area of Language, Communications and Fine Arts, the minor in Classical Studies invites students to develop as classical pupils through participating in the tradition of the trivium as the basis for a liberal arts education. Rooted in the harmony of the classical ideals, students study language, culture, and philosophy as based in the Greco-Roman heritage, but students will be able to communicate the continued relevance of this ancient legacy for the contemporary world.

Program Learning Outcomes

A student who completes the minor in Classical Studies should be able to:

  • display mastery of one of the classical languages at an intermediate level and familiarity with that same language at an advanced level
  • Analyze a poetic, philosophical, or rhetorical text with a clear understanding of the cultural context that provides exigence for these works.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the enduring appeal of classical art forms.
  • Critically evaluate the foundational role of the classical world in the development of the Western traditions of philosophy and theology.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses:

Nine (9) credits of a single classical language, either Greek or Latin, 3 credits of which must be at the 200 level or above. This requirement can be met with one of the following sequences:

Classical Arts

One 3 credit course in the classical arts chosen from:

Classical History and Culture

One 3 credit course in classical history and culture chosen from:

Classical Philosophical and Theological Tradition

One 3 credit course in classical philosophical and theological tradition chosen from:

Total: 18 Semester Credits. Nine (9) credits must be from upper level courses.

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