Classical Civilizations

The study of classics—one of the backbones of a liberal-arts education—is a balanced investigation into the societies of ancient Greece and Rome, two of the most enduring and influential in the Western world.

With a minor in classical civilizations, you’ll explore the interactions of those societies with peoples and cultures throughout the Mediterranean and its environs, including Europe, North Africa and the Near and Middle East. This interdisciplinary program embraces Latin language and the literature, history, politics, religion, philosophy, archaeology and art of classical antiquity.

Learning Outcomes

Your minor in classical civilizations will allow you to:

  • Gain an appreciation for the contributions made by earlier cultures to current discourse on social, political and moral issues.
  • Develop and ability to analyze the written word through critical study of written texts.
  • Understand the value of clear thought and eloquent speech to the formation of a successful citizen of the world. 

Requirements for the Classical Civilizations Minor

Students who wish to minor in classical civilizations are required to take 15 credits in the subject field (CLSX or and approved cross-listed courses). Up to 6 credits of Latin courses may count toward the minor.

Program Information

The Classical Civilizations minor allows you to dive into the deep history, literature, politics, religion, philosophy, archeology, and art of classical antiquity.

Program Type


Academic Department


Required Credit Hours