Ohio University

Classical Civilization Minor

Minor code: OR5214

Contact: Dr. James Andrews

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Sample Program for Classical Civilization Minor [PDF]

Admissions Information

Minor Requirements

Program Overview

Students interested in the classical world can minor in classical civilization and take courses in a wide range of subjects. While language courses at the 2000-level and above can count toward the minor, students do not have to study Latin or Greek to complete the minor. Students majoring in history, English, fine arts and anthropology have taken the minor.

Careers and Graduate School

While the minor in classical civilization does not prepare you for a specific career or graduate program, your studies in classics will help prospective employers or admissions committees take note of your Ohio University degree. The classics minor will give you some focused instruction and practice in the reading and analysis of important classical texts that raise fundamental questions about our culture and society.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Minor Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement

The classical civilization minor requires a minimum of 16 hours.

Classical Civilization Core Requirements

Greek Civilization

Complete one of the following courses:

  • CLAR 2110 - Greek Archaeology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 2520 - Classical Athens Credit Hours: 3.0

Roman Civilization

Complete one of the following courses:

  • CLAR 2120 - Roman Archaeology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 2540 - Rome Under the Caesars Credit Hours: 3.0

2000-Level Elective

Complete 3 hours from the following list of courses. Courses used to complete core cannot also be used as an elective.

  • CLAR 2110 - Greek Archaeology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAR 2120 - Roman Archaeology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAR 2130 - Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 2310 - Human Aspirations Among the Greeks and Romans Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 2340 - Classical Mythology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 2520 - Classical Athens Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 2530 - Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 2540 - Rome Under the Caesars Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 2550 - Pagan to Christian in Late Antiquity Credit Hours: 3.0

3000/4000-Level Electives

Complete 6 hours from the following list of courses:

  • CLAR 3610 - Greek Cities and Sanctuaries Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAR 3620 - The Archaeology of Roman Cities Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAR 3630 - Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAR 3640 - Craft and Technology in the Roman World Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAR 3650 - Technology in Greek and Roman Society Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAR 3910 - Ancient Rome: Development of the City from the 8th Century B.C. to the 4th Century A.D. Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAR 4930 - Independent Study in Classical Archaeology Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0
  • CLAS 3010 - Love in Antiquity Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 3110 - Gods and Heroes in Ancient Epic Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 3120 - Greek Tragedy and Comedy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 3130 - Wisdom in Antiquity Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 3430 - Women in the Ancient Mediterranean Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 3540 - Greek and Roman Religions and Society Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 3720 - On-Site Survey of Greek History Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 4520 - Roman Social History Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 4900 - Special Topics in Classics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLAS 4930 - Independent Study in Classical Literature Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0
  • GK 3110 - Archaic Greek Poetry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GK 3120 - Greek Drama Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GK 3130 - Greek Sophists and Philosophers Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GK 3140 - Greek Historians Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GK 3160 - The Greek New Testament and the Milieu of Early Christianity Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GK 4900 - Special Topics in Greek Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GK 4930 - Independent Study in Greek Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0
  • LAT 3110 - Latin Prose and Poetry I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • LAT 3120 - Latin Prose and Poetry II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • LAT 4110 - Advanced Latin Literature I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • LAT 4120 - Advanced Latin Literature II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • LAT 4900 - Special Topics in Latin Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • LAT 4930 - Independent Study in Latin Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0

Colloquium in Classics and World Religions

Complete the following course:

  • CLAS 3800 - Colloquium in Classics and World Religions Credit Hours: 1.0