Minor in Classical Studies

Contact Person:
David Curry, Department of Philosophy
204 Morey, (315) 267-2021, currydc@potsdam.edu

18 semesters hours required.

The minor in Classical Studies is an interdisciplinary program that encourages undergraduates in various disciplines to come to an integrated awareness of the ancient cultures of Greece, Rome, the Mediterranean and the classical tradition that underlies much of modern civilization.  Courses are offered in six different departments across the School of Arts and Sciences.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses 15-18
HIST 321
Ancient Greece and Rome
LITR 371 Classical Heritage  
PHIL 322 History of Ancient Philosophy

One of the following:
ANTA 352/ARTH 385
Art and Archaeology of the Classical World

ARTH 310 and 311*

One of the following:
LATN 101 Introduction to Latin**  
GREK 101
Introduction to Classical Greek  

ARTH 310* Greek Art and Architecture  
ARTH 311* Roman Art and Architecture  
ARTH 351* Late Antique Art  
ARTH 381* Classical Mythology in Art  
ARTH 451* Ancient Painting  
DRAM 312 History of Theatre I  
HIST 322 Ancient Middle East  
HIST 323 Middle East from Alexander to Islam  
HIST 326 Egypt in Late Antiquity  
HIST 462 The Hero in Classical Antiquity  
HIST 463 Ancient Magic  
LITR 372 Biblical Heritage  
LITR 374
Classical Literature
LITR 405
Greek and Roman Literature
PHIL 387
Selected Philosophers (when appropriate)

* These courses all have a prerequisite of ARTH 100, 101, 102 or permission of the instructor.

**The language requirement for the Classical Studies Minor (LATN 101 or GREK 101) will be considered completed if a student has had two or more years of Greek or of Latin in high school. This requirement is distinct from the General Education Modern Language requirement.

  1.  A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for all courses in the minor.
  2. No more than two courses may double count with any other major or minor.