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Undergraduate: Classical Civilization

  • Program Overview

    Classical Civilization (CLS)

    The minor in Classical Civilization provides students with a broad knowledge of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. After elementary literary surveys, the student completes at least two semesters of Latin and selects a mixture of courses with classical content from offerings in classics, classical languages, and related courses from other departments.

  • Degrees and Requirements

    Requirements for the Minor in Classical Civilization (CLS)

    The student must select at least two courses from group I, and one course each from groups II through V, including nine credits numbered 300 or above, for a total of 21 credits. Sub­stitutions may be permitted for other courses with classical content with permission of the CLS Program Coordinator. No more than one of the courses required for the minor may be taken under the Pass/No Credit option.

    Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

    Group I:
    LAT 111, LAT 112 Elementary Latin I, II
    LAT 251, LAT 252 Readings in Latin Literature I, II
    LAT 353 Literature of the Roman Republic
    LAT 354 Literature of the Roman Empire
    LAT 355 Early Medieval Latin
    LAT 356 Late Medieval Latin
    LAT 447 Directed Readings in Latin

    Group II:  
    CLS 113 Greek and Latin Literature in Translation

    Group III:   
    CLL 215 Classical Mythology
    CLS 225 The Classical Tradition
    CLS 447 Independent Study
    EGL 260 Mythology in Literature

    Group IV: 
    ARH 300 Greek Art and Architecture
    ARH 301 Roman Art and Architecture

    Group V:     
    PHI 200 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
    PHI 300 Ancient Philosophy
  • Sequence
  • Contact

    Classical Civilization (CLS)

    Minor in Classical Civilization

    Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; College of Arts and Sciences

    Chairperson: Sarah Jourdain

    Program Coordinator: Kathleen De Riesthal

    Assistant to the Chair:  Elizabeth Tolson

    Office: Humanities 1055

    Phone: (631) 632-6546

    Web address:



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