The Classical Studies Certificate is an interdisciplinary program that acquaints students with the ancient Greek and Roman foundations of western culture. The offerings range widely over history, philosophy, literature, languages, social and political theory, the arts, archaeology, and rhetoric. In addition to courses that pertain directly to Greco-Roman antiquity, the curriculum includes select courses that treat the reception and influence of classical culture in later historical contexts, including contemporary popular culture.
Option 1 (6 courses): Six lecture courses, at least three of which must be from the Core list.
Option 2 (6 courses): Two semesters of either Classical Greek or Latin, and four lecture courses, at least two of which must be from the Core list.
Option 3 (6 courses): Two semesters of Classical Greek, two semesters of Latin, and two courses from the Core list.
A. Core Courses
ARH 4100—Pre-Classical and Classical Art
CLT 2101—Classical Greek Literature
CLT 2102—Classical Roman Literature
ENL 3425—Greek and Roman Classics in Translation
EUH 4403—History of Greek Civilization
EUH 4411—History of Roman Civilization
FOL 4933—Classical Mythology
PHH 3100—Ancient Philosophy
PHH 3150—Greek and Roman Philosophy
B. Elective Courses
ARH 4930—City/Sanctuary in Greek and Roman Mediterranean
PHH 4170—Philosophical Perspectives on Women in Antiquity
POT 4932—Classical Political Thought
SPC 3233—Classical Rhetoric
C. Reception Courses
ENL 4210—Medieval Literature
FRW 4930—Images of Women in Medieval French Literature
HIS 3432—History of Christianity to 1500
ITT 4440—Dante, Commedia
PHH 3280—Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
GRE 1120—Classical Greek I
GRE 1121—Classical Greek II
LAT 1120—Latin I
LAT 1121—Latin II
Alternatives, such as intermediate-level language courses or courses listed under the above designations but with different content, should be discussed with the program director, Dr.Brian E. McConnell (mcconnel). Language courses can be used to satisfy the University Foreign Language Graduation Requirement.