Undergraduate Majors and Minors

The Department of Classical Studies offers majors and minors in ancient Greek, Latin, and classical civilization, as listed below:

Major in Latin or Greek
Major in Classical Civilization: Culture and Literature
Major in Classical Civilization: Art and Archaeology
Minor in Greek
Minor in Latin
Minor in Classical Civilization: Culture and Literature
Minor in Classical Civilization: Art and Archaeology

For additional details, please see the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Bulletin at: College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Bulletin.

MAJORS

MAJOR IN LATIN OR GREEK: Minimum of 30 hours, including:

  • 21 credit hours of Latin and Greek courses:
    • For majors with a concentration in Latin, any Greek course at or above G305 and Latin courses at or above L200 (with the exception of L300) will apply to this requirement; at least two of the Latin courses (not including L400 or L495) must be at the 400 level.
    • For majors with a concentration in Greek, any Greek course at or above G200 and Latin courses at or above L304 (with the exception of L400) will apply to this requirement.
  • One of the following classical civilization courses: C308, C310, C311, C321, C350, C351, C360, C361, C362, C395, C396, C397, C405, C409, C412, C413, C414, C416, C419, C420, C421, C422, C423, C491, or C494.
    • C494 is recommended.
    • One course from the list of cross-listed courses (see below) may be applied to this requirement.
  • Six additional credit hours of Greek, Latin, or classical civilization courses. L100, L150, L300, and C209 do not apply to this requirement.

MAJOR IN CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION: CULTURE AND LITERATURE: Minimum of 30 hours, including:

  • Two of the following: C101, C102, C205, C206.
  • One of the following: C308, C310, C311, C350, C351, C360, C361.
  • C494 (or H494).
  • 12 credit hours of additional coursework chosen from the following: C308, C310, C311, C321, C350, C351, C360, C361, C362, C397, C405, C408, C409, C416, C491; or any of the courses cross-listed under Literature and Culture (see below).
  • 6 credit hours of additional course work chosen from:
    • C308, C310, C311, C321, C350, C351, C360, C361, C362, C397, C405, C408, C409, C416, C491, or any of the courses cross-listed under Culture and Literature.
    • Any course(s) in Greek.
    • Any course(s) in Latin at L200 or above (but not L300).
    • C101, C102, C205.

MAJOR IN CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION: ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY: Minimum of 30 hours, including:

  • C206.
  • One of the following: C308, C310, C311, C350, C351, C360, C361.
  • C494 (or H494).
  • 12 credit hours of additional coursework chosen from the following: C396, C412, C413, C414, C416, C419, C420, C421, C422, C423; or any of the courses cross-listed under Art and Archaeology (see below).
  • 9 credit hours of additional course work chosen from.
    • C396, C412, C413, C414, C416, C419, C420, C421, C422, C423, or any of the courses cross-listed under Art and Archeology.
    • Any course(s) in Greek.
    • Any course(s) in Latin at L200 or above (but not L300).
    • C101, C102, C205.

MINORS

MINOR IN GREEK

Required Courses

15 credit hours or more in Greek, including at least 9 hours at G305 or above.

  1. The minor is to be completed with an average grade of C or higher.
  2. With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, up to 3 credit hours of G495 may be substituted and counted toward the minor.
  3. Students may transfer up to 6 hours of credit from another institution to count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

A student majoring in Greek or Latin may not earn a minor in Greek.

MINOR IN LATIN

Required Courses

15 credit hours or more in Latin at or above the 200 level including at least 9 hours at or above L304  L300 may not count towards the minor in Latin. Neither L400 nor L495 may count towards the 9 hours at or above L304.


The minor is to be completed with an average grade of C or higher.

  1. With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, up to 3 credit hours of L495 may be substituted and counted toward the minor.
  2. Students may transfer up to 6 hours of credit from another institution to count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

A student majoring in Greek or Latin may not earn a minor in Latin.

MINOR IN CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION

Required Courses

15 credit hours or more, including 9 credit hours at or above the 300 level.

  1. The minor is to be completed with an average grade of C or higher.
  2. With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, up to 3 credit hours of conference courses (C495, G495, L495) may be substituted and counted toward the minor.
  3. Students may transfer up to 6 credit hours from another institution to count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

Two tracks are available:

Culture and Literature Emphasis

The following courses are required: C101 or C102, C205 or C405. Any three of the following courses may be counted toward the minor: C308, C310, C311, C321, C350, C351, C360, C361, C397 or History C376, C377, C388, C390. See requirements 1, 2, and 3 above.

Art and Archaeology Emphasis

The following courses are required: C101 or C102, C206. Any three of the following courses may be counted toward the minor: History C376, C377, C388, C390, or CLAS C396, C409, C411, C412, C414, C419, C420, C421, C422. See requirements 1, 2, and 3 above.

CLASSICAL STUDIES

Cross-Listed Courses

Art and Archaeology

  • ANTH-P 301 Archaeological Methods and Analyses (3 cr.)
  • ANTH-P 409 Archaeological Ethics (3 cr.)
  • FINA-A 310 Topics in Ancient Art (3 cr.) CASE A&H
  • FINA-A 311 The Art of the Classical Age of Greece (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • FINA-A 312 The Art of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Constantine (3 cr.) CASE S&H
  • FINA-A 313 Greek Pottery and Painting (3 cr.)
  • FINA-A 314 History of Greek Sculpture (3 cr.)
  • FINA-A 316 Ancient Art from Alexander the Great to Augustus (3 cr.) CASE A&H
  • FINA-A 410 Topics in Ancient Art (3–4 cr.)
  • FINA-A 415 Roman Painting (4 cr.) CASE S&H
  • FINA-A 416 Greek Architecture (4 cr.)
  • FINA-A 417 Roman Sculpture (4 cr.) CASE S&H
  • FINA-A 418 Roman Architecture (4 cr.)

Culture and Literature

  • HIST-C 376 Greek History: Bronze Age to the Persian Wars (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-C 377 Greek History: The Persian Wars to the Legacy of Alexander (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-C 388 Roman History (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • HIST-C 390 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 305 Ancient Mediterranean Religions (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 321 Paul and His Influence in Early Christianity (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC
  • REL-A 420  Religions of Ancient Rome (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC

For questions about the Classical Studies majors and minors, or to declare a Classical Studies major or minor, please contact Kim Hinton, Undergraduate Academic Advisor.

For undergraduate research resources, see IU Libraries: Core Resources for Undergraduate Research in Classical Studies.