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Undergraduate Minor Programs

Our four minors expose students to various perspectives on the human experience and enhance skills developed in their major program. Classics concerns itself with the languages and cultures of the ancient Greeks and Romans, whose civilizations had a central role in shaping the basic conceptual categories of our present cultural, intellectual, professional, and civic lives. Study of Latin and Ancient Greek and the cultures of ancient Rome and Greece fosters broad and deeply informed critical perspectives on the human experience and develops excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.

Greek

The Minor in Greek allows students to gain an in-depth knowledge of Ancient Greek language, literature and civilization. Minors can take full advantage of the Classics Department's vibrant and collegial intellectual community and can, if they wish, participate in the Department's undergraduate seminar. Students minoring in Greek have access to our seminar room and are encouraged to participate in our quarter-long program in Rome. Our department makes every effort to work with students who wish to complete a minor.

Requirements: 25 credits in Greek and 5 credits chosen with departmental approval from classics in English, classical art and archaeology, ancient history, the history of ancient philosophy, and the history of ancient science. A minimum of 15 credits must be at the 300/400 level.  See list of acceptable courses.

Latin

The Minor in Latin allows students to gain an in-depth knowledge of the Latin language, and ancient Roman literature and civilization. Minors can take full advantage of the Classics Department's vibrant and collegial intellectual community and can, if they wish, take the Department's undergraduate seminar. Students minoring in Latin have access to the our seminar room and are encouraged to participate in our quarter-long program in Rome. Our department makes every effort to work with students who wish to complete a minor.

Requirements: 25 credits in Latin  and 5 credits chosen with departmental approval from classics in English, classical art and archaeology, ancient history, the history of ancient philosophy, and the history of ancient science. A minimum of 15 credits must be at the 300/400 level. See list of acceptable courses.

Classical Studies

This minor allows students to explore the cultures, history, literatures and civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome from a variety of perspectives while participating in the Classics Department's vibrant and collegial intellectual community. Students minoring in Classical Studies have access to our seminar room and are encouraged to participate in our quarter-long program in Rome. Our department makes every effort to work with students who wish to complete a minor.

Requirements: 25 credits chosen with Departmental approval from classics in English, classical art and archaeology, ancient history, the history of ancient philosophy, the history of ancient science or up to 15 credits of Latin or Greek. A minimum of 15 credits must be at the 300/400 level. See list of acceptable courses.

Classics and Ancient History

This minor allows students to combine coursework in History with courses in Classical Studies and Classical Archaeology to explore the history of Ancient Greece and Rome while participating in the Classics Department's vibrant and collegial intellectual community. Students minoring in Classics and Ancient History have access to our seminar room and are encouraged to participate in our quarter-long program in Rome. The Minor in Classics and Ancient History is not available to students pursuing majors or other minors in the Classics Department. Majors in the Classics Department who have an abiding interest in Ancient History are encouraged to obtain a full minor in History. 

Requirements: 30 credits, at least 20 at the upper division level with a minimum of 15 of these upper division credits to be taken at the University of Washington. 100-level credit is not accepted.  A minimum of 10 applicable credits is required in each Department.  Per course minimum grade of 2.0 is required.

Courses acceptable to the minor in Classics and Ancient History are: CLAS 210, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 329, 330,  335, 424, 427, 428, 430, 432, 435, 445, 496 (except when topic is medieval): CL AR 340, 341, 342, 343, 442, 443, 446, 447, 448: GREEK all upper division courses except 300 and 301; LATIN all upper division courses except 300, 301, 401, and 402; HSTAM 205, 302, 312, 313, 314, 330, 401, 402, 403, 490 (when topic is ancient) ; HIST 320, HSTRY 498 (when the topic is ancient).

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