Classics / Undergraduate Study

Classical Civilization Minor

The Classical Civilization minor is designed to recognize a serious commitment to the study of the cultures and civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. Lower-division survey courses in historical studies, classical literature, mythology, and film provide an essential introduction to the imagination and power of the ancient world. Students may fulfill upper-division requirements from a variety of courses in classical civilization and related fields, including political and social history, literature, art and archaeology, religion, mythology, philosophy, and cultural studies of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in antiquity.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower-Division Courses (15 units): Classics 10, 20, and one course from 30, 40W, 41W, 42, 51A, 51B, 60.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 units): Five upper-division courses in classical civilization offered by the department. One course in a related field may be substituted with approval of the faculty undergraduate adviser. Classics 191 may be applied, but all other courses in the 190 series may be substituted only by petition.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.