Minor Requirements

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The department offers three minors. Students may choose to focus on Greek language and literature with a Greek minor, Latin language and literature with a Latin minor, or a minor in Classical Civilization minor.

Standards are the same across all minors: 

  • Students must have a grade point average of 2.50 or better in courses applied to the minor. At least four courses (typically 16 credits) must be taken at the University of Oregon.
  • All course work must be completed with a grade of mid-C or better. No course work taken on a P/NP basis may be used toward the major or minor.
  • All upper-division course work is to be completed in residence at the University of Oregon.

 

Greek minor

Why study Greek? What’s required to earn a degree? It’s all summarized in our minor map.

The minor in Greek requires 24 credits distributed as follows:

Upper-division courses in Greek (GRK); 4 credits of first-year Greek may be applied to this total 16
Upper-division credits either in Greek (GRK) or in related courses in classics (CLAS), history (HIST), Latin (LAT), art history (ARH), English (ENG), philosophy (PHIL) religious studies (REL) 8

    List of Greek minor approved courses:

    • ANTH 342: Archaeology of Egypt and Near East
    • ANTH 347: Archaeology of Ancient Cities
    • ANTH 373: Psychoactive Substance in Ancient Societies
    • ANTH 314: History of World Architecture I
    • ANTH 315: History of World Architecture II
    • ARH 322: Ancient Greek Art & Architecture
    • ARH 323: Roman Art & Architecture
    • ARH 326: the Acropolis of Athens
    • ARH 421: Ancient Mediterranean Art
    • CLAS 301: Greek and Roman Epic
    • CLAS 302: Greek and Roman Tragedy
    • CLAS 303: Classical Greek Philosophers
    • CLAS 310: Early China, Ancient Greece
    • CLAS 311: Death and Rebirth in Greece and India
    • CLAS 314: Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity
    • CLAS 407: Various Seminars
    • GRK 301, 302, 303: Various Authors
    • GRK 411: Various Authors
    • HIST 412: Greek History
    • HIST 414: Roman History
    • HUM 354: Ancient City
    • HUM 361: Ancient Science and Culture
    • LAT 301, 302, 303: Various Authors
    • LAT 411: Various Authors
    • PHIL 421: Ancient Philosophers

    Latin minor

    Why study Latin? What’s required to earn a degree? It’s all summarized in our minor map.

    The minor in Latin requires 24 credits distributed as follows:

    Upper-division courses in Latin (LAT); 4 credits of first-year Latin may be applied to this total 16
    Upper-division credits either in Latin (LAT) or in related courses in classics (CLAS), history (HIST), Greek (GRK), art history (ARH), English (ENG), philosophy (PHIL), religious studies (REL) 8

    List of Latin minor approved courses:

    • ANTH 342: Archaeology of Egypt and Near East
    • ANTH 347: Archaeology of Ancient Cities
    • ANTH 373: Psychoactive Substance in Ancient Societies
    • ANTH 314: History of World Architecture I
    • ANTH 315: History of World Architecture II
    • ARH 322: Ancient Greek Art & Architecture
    • ARH 323: Roman Art & Architecture
    • ARH 326: the Acropolis of Athens
    • ARH 421: Ancient Mediterranean Art
    • CLAS 301: Greek and Roman Epic
    • CLAS 302: Greek and Roman Tragedy
    • CLAS 303: Classical Greek Philosophers
    • CLAS 310: Early China, Ancient Greece
    • CLAS 311: Death and Rebirth in Greece and India
    • CLAS 314: Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity
    • CLAS 407: Various Seminars
    • GRK 301, 302, 303: Various Authors
    • GRK 411: Various Authors
    • HIST 412: Greek History
    • HIST 414: Roman History
    • HUM 354: Ancient City
    • HUM 361: Ancient Science and Culture
    • LAT 301, 302, 303: Various Authors
    • LAT 411: Various Authors
    • PHIL 421: Ancient Philosophers

    Classical Civilization minor

    Why study Classical Civilization? What’s required to earn a degree? It’s all summarized in our minor map.

    The minor in Classical Civilization requires 24 credits distributed as follows:

    Lower or upper-division courses from approved list (see below). 16
    Upper-division courses from approved list (see below). 8

    List of Classical Civilization minor approved courses:

    • CLAS 110: Classical Mythology
    • CLAS 201: Greek Life and Culture
    • CLAS 202: Roman Life and Culture
    • CLAS 310: Early China, Ancient Greece
    • CLAS 311: Death and Rebirth in Greece and India
    • CLAS 314: Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity
    • CLAS 322: Theory and Practice of Ancient Mythology
    • CLAS 407: Various Seminars
    • GRK 411: Various Authors
    • LAT 411: Various Authors
    • HUM 101: The Classical World