Classical Studies Minor
Regardless of what major you’re pursuing, the interdisciplinary Classical Studies Minor can add breadth and depth to your degree. Pursue answers to the questions that pique your curiosity as you explore ancient Greek and Roman worlds and their tremendous influence on later societies, up to and including our modern civilization.
Explore Ancient Greece and Rome
There’s a lot to be learned from classical antiquity. By studying various aspects of ancient Greek and Roman languages and cultures, you develop a sense of how the ancients responded to the universal questions of the human experience. Learn how to ask thoughtful questions, make surprising connections, and communicate across perspectives.
An Engaged Community of Learners
Cultivate your skills of inquiry, analysis, and communication through lively class discussions, study groups, and campus events. Start expanding your professional network through internships and student organizations like the Classics Club for a chance to meet like-minded peers at meetings and conferences. Truman has many resources to ensure your success, including a Language Learning Center where you have access to some of the most advanced language learning aids.
Intellectual Pursuits That Make a Difference
A background in classics is especially beneficial for students interested in advanced study in politics, religion, English and comparative literature. It also lays a strong foundation for law, medicine, seminary and professional degrees.
Classical Studies Minor Committee
For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:
- Chair: Clifton Kreps (Classical & Modern Languages)
- James Cianciola (Communication)
- Amy Norgard (Classical & Modern Languages)
- Sara Orel (Art)
- Alex Tetlak (Classical & Modern Languages)
- Bridget Thomas (Classical & Modern Languages)
12 October 2016 | 2:52 pm
Follow senior Classics major Jordan Noland on her adventures around the Aegean while studying abroad in Greece. Explore the excavation and finds at the ancient temple of Apollo, Mandra on the island of Despotiko. “Diaries of a Traveling Classicist”: Studying Abroad in Greece Wednesday, Oct. 19 7:00 pm VH 1144
29 September 2016 | 10:22 pm
10 Truman Classics students and faculty visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum to see the featured exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.” The exhibit featured jewelry, coins, dining cups and accoutrements, and mosaics from throughout the Roman Empire (c. 100-500 CE). A great time was had by all!