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Classical Studies ultimately touches upon almost every field of human inquiry. Indeed, the Western cultural tradition begins with the achievements of the ancient Greeks and Romans in a wide range of fields including politics, literature, art, and philosophy.
The Program in Classical Studies draws on the faculty of various departments in the College of Liberal Arts and acknowledges the importance of approaching the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
The Minor in Classical Studies aims to help students expand the depth and scope of their knowledge of ancient cultures and learn about different approaches to them. It will be of particular interest to those students majoring in anthropology, art, art history, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, political science, or theatre arts. In addition to these majors, students who intend to pursue graduate or professional studies in medicine, the law, art, classics, Biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern studies, or medieval studies will find a Minor in Classical Studies to their advantage.
Students seeking a minor in Classical Studies should first consult with advisors in their departments or programs for approval of the minor, then with the Director of Classical Studies. Students may combine courses in Classical Studies in various ways to comprise the following four minor options:
Option 1: Greek Language (20 hours, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level) Required courses: GREK 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314, and two upper-level courses (GREK 4335 or GREK 4391)
Option 2: Latin Language (20 hours, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level) Required courses: LATN 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314, and two upper-level courses (LATN 4335 or LATN 4391)
Option 3: Classical Civilization (20 hours, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level) Required: EITHER GREK 1441 and 1442 OR LATN 1441 and 1442. The remaining 12 hours may be satisfied by any combination of the courses listed below, provided that they include 6 hours at 3000/4000 level:
GREK 1441, 1442 (if requirement above is met by LATN 1441 and 1442), 2313,2314, 2391, 4335, 4391
LATN 1441, 1442 (if requirement above is met by GREK 1441 and 1442), 2313,2314, 2391, 4335, 4391
CLAS 1300, 2300, 2303, 2307, 3310, 3320, 3323, 4335
ANTH 2339, 2349, 2355, 3370, 3371, 3372, 3373
ART 3302, 4302, 4303, 4304
ENGL 3339, 4380
HIST 3374, 3375, 3380
PHIL 3301, 3302
Option 4: Ancient Studies (18 hours, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level) This option may be satisfied using any combination of the courses listed under Option 3, provided that they include six hours at the 3000/4000 level.
INTS Bachelor of Arts
It is also possible to develop a customized bachelor of arts degree plan using Classical Studies component courses when majoring in UT Arlington’s Interdisciplinary Studies (INTS) program. See www2.uta.edu/ints/.
Ancient Language Courses
In addition to courses that are taught in English, the Classical Studies program also offers instruction in ancient Greek and Latin. Either of these languages satisfies the language requirement for liberal arts majors.
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