Areas of Study

Classical Studies

The classical studies major offers a variety of language courses in Latin and ancient Greek, from introductory courses in grammar to advanced offerings on Latin and Greek poetry and prose. You can choose from two concentrations: classical studies (all courses taught in English) and classical languages. We also offer minors in classical studies, Greek studies and Latin.

Coursework introduces you to various aspects of ancient Greek and Roman culture such as mythology, history, art history, archeology, literature, politics and languages (classical Greek and Latin). Other areas of focus include the interaction between Greeks, Romans, and their neighbors from Spain to India, Germany to Egypt, as well as the impact of Greco-Roman ideas and ideals on American culture.

Concentration in Classical Languages

Core (24 credits)

Three courses must be at the 300-level and one course at the 400-level.

  • LATN 101 - Beginning Latin I
  • LATN 102 - Beginning Latin II
  • LATN 195 - Special Topics
  • LATN 200 - Latin and Its Living Legacy
  • LATN 202 - Intermediate Latin II
  • LATN 295 - Special Topics
  • LATN 301 - Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
  • LATN 302 - Roman Historians
  • LATN 303 - Roman Orators
  • LATN 304 - Epic Poetry
  • LATN 306 - Epistles
  • LATN 395 - Special Topics
  • LATN 401 - Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
  • LATN 402 - Roman Historians
  • LATN 403 - Roman Orators
  • LATN 404 - Epic Poetry
  • LATN 406 - Epistles
  • LATN 495 - Special Topics

Electives (12 credits)

  • CLST 101 - Classical Roots of American Culture
  • CLST 103 - The Ancient World in Film [Formerly CLST 307, not equivalent]
  • CLST 195 - Special Topics
  • CLST 201 - The Mythic Imagination
  • CLST 211 - Ancient Athens
  • CLST 212 - Roman Culture
  • CLST 270 - CNU Seminar Abroad [Formerly CLST 370, not equivalent]
  • CLST 295 - Special Topics
  • CLST 301 - Ancient Greek and Roman Theater
  • CLST 302 - Ancient Epic [Formerly CLST 202, not equivalent]
  • CLST 307 - The Ancient World in Film
  • CLST 311 - Ancient Greek Art
  • CLST 312 - Ancient Roman Art
  • CLST 313 - Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • CLST 395 - Special Topics
  • CLST 414 - Dictators, Demagogues, and Decline [Formerly CLST 314, equivalent]
  • CLST 415 - Resisting Rome [Formerly CLST 315, equivalent]
  • CLST 490W- Capstone Course in Classical Studies
  • CLST 495 - Special Topics
  • GREK 101 - Beginning Ancient Greek I
  • GREK 102 - Beginning Ancient Greek II
  • GREK 201 - Intermediate Ancient Greek I
  • GREK 295 - Special Topics
  • LATN 101 - Beginning Latin I
  • LATN 102 - Beginning Latin II
  • LATN 195 - Special Topics
  • LATN 200 - Latin and Its Living Legacy
  • LATN 202 - Intermediate Latin II
  • LATN 295 - Special Topics
  • LATN 301 - Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
  • LATN 302 - Roman Historians
  • LATN 303 - Roman Orators
  • LATN 304 - Epic Poetry
  • LATN 306 - Epistles
  • LATN 395 - Special Topics
  • LATN 401 - Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
  • LATN 402 - Roman Historians
  • LATN 403 - Roman Orators
  • LATN 404 - Epic Poetry
  • LATN 406 - Epistles
  • LATN 495 - Special Topics

Concentration in Classical Studies

Core

  • CLST 101 - Classical Roots of American Culture
  • CLST 201 - The Mythic Imagination
  • CLST 211 - Ancient Athens
  • CLST 212 - Roman Culture
  • One course (3 credits) from: any CLST, GREK, LATN course; COMM 249, FNAR 201, POLS 340 or 357, HIST 301, 302, 303, 312, 403, 415; PHIL 201

Electives (21 credits)

At least 15 credits in CLST, six credits at the 400-level.

  • CLST 301 - Ancient Greek and Roman Theater
  • CLST 302 - Ancient Epic [Formerly CLST 202, not equivalent]
  • CLST 311 - Ancient Greek Art
  • CLST 312 - Ancient Roman Art
  • CLST 313 - Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • CLST 414 - Dictators, Demagogues, and Decline [Formerly CLST 314, equivalent]
  • CLST 415 - Resisting Rome [Formerly CLST 315, equivalent]
  • COMM 249 - Introduction to Rhetoric
  • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
  • HIST 301 - The Ancient Greeks
  • HIST 302 - The Roman Republic
  • HIST 303 - The Roman Empire
  • HIST 312 - Ancient Egypt
  • HIST 403 - Ancient Persia
  • HIST 415 - The Byzantine Empire
  • PHIL 201 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • POLS 340 - Might and Right Among Nations
  • POLS 357 - Classical Political Thought

  • Select one
    • CLST 101 - Classical Roots of American Culture
    • CLST 103 - The Ancient World in Film [Formerly CLST 307, not equivalent]
  • Three courses (9 credits) in CLST at or above the 200-level
    • CLST 211 - Ancient Athens
    • CLST 212 - Roman Culture
    • CLST 270 - CNU Seminar Abroad [Formerly CLST 370, not equivalent]
    • CLST 295 - Special Topics
    • CLST 301 - Ancient Greek and Roman Theater
    • CLST 302 - Ancient Epic [Formerly CLST 202, not equivalent]
    • CLST 307 - The Ancient World in Film
    • CLST 311 - Ancient Greek Art
    • CLST 312 - Ancient Roman Art
    • CLST 313 - Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome
    • CLST 395 - Special Topics
    • CLST 414 - Dictators, Demagogues, and Decline [Formerly CLST 314, equivalent]
    • CLST 415 - Resisting Rome [Formerly CLST 315, equivalent]
    • CLST 490 - WI - Capstone Course in Classical Studies
    • CLST 495 - Special Topics
  • Two electives (6 credits) at or above the 200-level from:
    • Any CLST course
    • COMM 249 - Introduction to Rhetoric
    • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
    • HIST 301 - The Ancient Greeks
    • HIST 302 - The Roman Republic
    • HIST 303 - The Roman Empire
    • HIST 312 - Ancient Egypt
    • HIST 403 - Ancient Persia
    • HIST 415 - The Byzantine Empire
    • PHIL 201 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
    • POLS 340 - Might and Right Among Nations
    • POLS 357 - Classical Political Thought


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