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Undergraduate: Classics

  • Program Overview

    Classics (CLS)

    The minor in Classics 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 Classics (CLS)

    The student must select at least five courses from group I, and two courses from groups II through IV. Nine credits in the minor must be from courses numbered 252 (see note) 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 Elementary Latin I
    • LAT 112 Elementary Latin II
    • LAT 251 Readings in Latin Literature I
    • LAT 252 Readings in Latin Literature 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
    • CLL 215 Classical Mythology
    • CLS 225 The Classical Tradition
    • CLS 447 Independent Study

    Group III:   

    • ARH 300 Greek Art and Architecture
    • ARH 301 Roman Art and Architecture

    Group IV: 

    • PHI 200 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
    • PHI 300 Ancient Philosophy

    Group V:     

    • PHI 200 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
    • PHI 300 Ancient Philosophy

    Note: LAT 251 and LAT 252 are advanced literature courses where students read, translate and analyze authentic ancient Latin literature.  It is not equivalent to a 211-212 level course in the modern languages.  In Latin, we complete all of the grammar of the language in LAT 111-112 and move at an accelerated pace. 








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    Classics (CLS)

    Minor in Classics

    Department of Languages and Cultural Studies; College of Arts and Sciences

    Chair: Sarah Jourdain

    Program Coordinator: Kathleen De Riesthal

    Assistant to the Chair:  Elizabeth Tolson

    Office: Humanities 2128

    Phone: (631) 632-7440




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