The Classics Department offers three minors (in Greek, Latin, or Classics) in addition to the Classics major. Per the College’s guidelines on minors, students who declare a Classics major are not allowed also to declare a minor in the department. For a course to count toward a minor, a grade of C- or better must be earned. These courses cannot be taken on an elective S/Cr/NC basis. The department may make exceptions if appropriate.

New Minor Requirements starting with the class of 2022

Greek

The Greek Minor is intended for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the language and develop a fuller context for the literature and culture of the classical period. Students wishing to earn a Greek Minor must complete 42 credits of course-work as described below:

  • at least 18 credits in the Greek language (GRK) at the 200 level or above.
  • 18 additional credits in upper-level Greek (GRK), Latin (LATN) at any level, or Classics (CLAS). Six of the 18 credits may be from a related department (History, Philosophy, Art History, Archaeology, Political Science, Religion), subject to department chair’s approval.
  • One course from CLAS 384, 385, 386, or 387 (6 credits) If more than one course from this group is taken, the credits may count toward the 18 additional credits.

Latin

The Latin Minor is intended for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the language and develop a fuller context for the literature and culture of the classical period. Students wishing to earn a Latin Minor must complete 42 credits of course-work as described below:

  • at least 18 credits in the Latin language (LATN) at the 200 level or above.
  • 18 additional credits in upper-level Latin (LATN), Greek (GRK) at any level, or Classics (CLAS). Six of the 18 credits may be from a related department (History, Philosophy, Art History, Archaeology, Political Science, Religion), subject to department chair’s approval.
  • One course from CLAS 384, 385, 386 or 387 (6 credits) If more than one course from this group is taken, the credits may count toward the 18 additional credits.

Classics

The Classics Minor is intended for students who wish to gain broad exposure to the study of the ancient Mediterranean world without required coursework in Greek and/or Latin. To earn a Classics Minor students must complete 42 total credits as described below:

  • 18 credits (three courses) in Classical Civilization (CLAS), with at least one course from each of the three groups below:
  • 18 additional credits in the general area of Classical Civilization (CLAS); Latin (LATN) or Greek (GRK) at any level may also count toward the Classics Minor. Six of the 18 credits may be from a related department (History, Philosophy, Art History, Archaeology, Political Science, Religion), subject to department chair’s approval.
  • One course from CLAS 384, 385, 386 or 387 (6 credits) If more than one course from this group is taken, the credits may count toward the 18 additional credits.

The minor in Archaeology will also interest many students who are attracted to ancient civilizations.