Classical Civilizations (CLCV)

The program in Classical Civilizations allows students to investigate Greek and Roman cultures and their social, political, historical, artistic and intellectual legacy. The program encourages the study of classical antiquity through the offerings of several departments and thus from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

The program in Classical Civilizations is not a major.  Courses applied toward requirements of Classical Civilizations may also be counted toward requirements that will satisfy other programs, majors, or minors.  Successful completion of the program will be noted on the transcript and on the program for commencement exercises.


Kathryn H. Milne


Program Requirements

Classical language study is not required in the program.  However, students may apply two courses, a maximum of 6 credit hours, of Latin (or other classical language) to fulfill program requirements.  Students are encouraged to study abroad with an approved program which offers coursework and travel opportunities related to the classical past.  Subject to the approval of the Classical Civilizations Coordinator, coursework successfully completed while abroad may apply to program requirements.

The Classical Civilizations program requires 18 credit hours.  Courses are divided into two groups to ensure that students take a breadth of courses engaging in different traditions and methods of inquiry.  A maximum of 9 credit hours may be earned in any one discipline.

Group A: Art, Literature, Philosophy and Religion6
History of Western Art I
Ancient & Classical Art
Elementary Latin I
Elementary Latin II
Latin Prose
Ancient Western Philosophy
Ancient Cosmology & Worldview
The New Testament
The Historical Jesus
Lost Christianities
Archeology and the Bible
Greek & Roman Drama
Group B: Government and History6
Classical Political Thought
Rome in the Late Republic
Periclean Athens
The Early History of Rome
The World of Alexander the Great
The Roman Empire
Warfare in the Ancient World
The Early and High Middle Ages (400-1200)
Electives: Select two additional courses from Groups A and B6
Total Hours18