Modern Languages - Classical Studies
One of two major Western classical languages, the Latin language, along with the associated Roman culture, provide the basis for much of the cultural, religious, and linguistic traditions that shape the way we live even today. Coming to know the Roman language and culture can help you to better understand how our modern American world works—and how, sometimes, it doesn't. Moreover, by learning Latin and discussing literature, you will develop your skills at critical thinking, reading, writing, and self-expression.
Read details about how to apply for the Classical Studies Minor.
Courses offered in Greek
Offered periodically, please contact Dr. McCloskey for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses offered in Latin
CLSCS105. Latin and Greek for Scientists. (2) The course is designed specifically to provide students of the biological sciences a background in Latin and Greek roots of scientific terms. Emphasis on prefixes, suffixes, and word derivations. No prior knowledge of either Latin or Greek is required. Course may not be applied toward the fulfillment of either language or humanities requirements for any degree. Offered Spring and Summer.
LATIN101. Latin I. (5) An introductory study of the Latin language. Offered every fall.
LATIN102. Latin II. (5) Continuation and completion of the introductory study of Latin. Offered every spring.
LATIN301. Latin III. (3) An intermediate study of the Latin language via a study of original Latin prose and poetry. Offered every fall.
LATIN302. Latin IV. (3) Continuation of the intermediate study of the Latin language via a study of original Latin prose and poetry. Offered every spring.
CLSCS501. Classical Literature in Translation. (3) Topics in classical literature. Reading and discussion (in English) of Greek and Latin authors, such as Homer, Virgil, Ovid and Herodotus. No prior knowledge of classical languages required. Cross listed with ENGL501.
CLSCS549. Special Studies in Latin.(Var.) Pr.: Consent of the department head and instructor involved. Independent study.
Minor in Classical Studies
To Receive a Minor in Classical Studies:
(1) Declare your minor! You can do that here.
(2) Complete 18 hours of course work:
Language Requirement: 6 hours of intermediate language.
Latin 301 (3) and Latin 302 (3) May be repeated for credit.
Greek 301 (3) and Greek 302 (3)
CLSCS/ENGL 501 (3): Ancient Literature in Translation. May be repeated for credit.
CLSCS/HIST 502, 565, 566, 597 (3): Ancient Civilizations
To reach 18 hours, students can take a variety of courses:
ENVD 250 (3): History of the Designed Environment I (more information here)
HIST 567 (3): Europe in the Middle Ages (more information here)
HIST 585 (3): Medieval Religion and Politics (more information here)
Music 530 (3): Music History I: Ancient Greece through 1700 (more information here)
POLSC 661 (3): Political Thought: Classical to Sixteenth Century (more information here)
THTRE 572 (3): History of Theatre I (more information here)