Classical Studies Minor

Greek + History + Classics (Myth) and More

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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 spark your curiosity as you explore ancient Greek and Roman worlds and their tremendous influence on later societies, up to and including our modern civilization.

A background in classics is especially beneficial if you’re interested in advanced study in politics, religion, English and comparative literature. It also lays a strong foundation for law, medicine, seminary and professional degrees.

Enhance Your Skill Set

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. Cultivate your skills of inquiry, analysis, and communication through lively class discussions, study groups, and campus events. Expand your professional network through student organizations like the Classics Club for a chance to meet like-minded peers at meetings and conferences.

Classical Studies Minor Committee

For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:


Miranda Forbes wins grant from the Office of Student ResearchMiranda Forbes wins grant from the Office of Student Research

October 13, 2021

Congratulations to Miranda Forbes (BA Spanish; BS Linguistics ’21, Spanish MAE ’23) for winning a $750 grant from the Office of Student Research. Her Grant-in-Aid-of-Student-Research (GIASR) will examine the benefits of implementing digital portfolios in the writing enhanced (Spanish) classroom. Research demonstrates that electronic portfolios can be used as educational tools by instructors for informal […]

Amy Norgard awarded a SAL Mini-GrantAmy Norgard awarded a SAL Mini-Grant

October 8, 2021

Amy Norgard, Associate Professor of Classics, has been awarded a SAL Mini-Grant to support a hands-on approach to teaching Latin and Classics courses through paleography – that is, the study of old handwriting – in tandem with the study of rare books and manuscripts. Dr. Norgard will teach students to write Latin and English in […]

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