Students pursuing a minor in Classical Languages study Latin or Greek or both languages. Five courses need to be taken with a grade of “C” or better (including the 101 level, if necessary for the student). At least three courses must be taken in sequence in either Greek or Latin (GK101, 102, GK201, GK202, OR LA101, LA102, LA201, LA202). The remaining two courses can be 1) two introductory courses (101 and 102) in the other language, or 2) continuing language classes in the same language (GK301 and above or LA301 and above, as Directed Studies), or 3) one 300 level language course and one approved course from another department (listed below), which feature Greek or Latin-writing authors (of any period) in translation, and in which the student accomplishes an additional, specially approved project, to the satisfaction of the Program Director. For students who have significant credits already in hand, placement exams are available to help accelerate their progress toward the Minor.
Students wishing to receive Classical Languages Minor credit for any non-language courses listed above must complete, to the satisfaction of the Program Director, an individual classical language assignment pertaining to the material of the course, requiring at least ten hours of separate study.
See also the full BAC Course Catalogue.
- LA 101 and LA 102
- GK 101 and GK 102
- LA 201 and LA 202
- GK 201 and GK 202
One Additional Language (LA 301, 302; GK 301, 302; LA 399; GK 399) or Literature Studies in translation.
Some examples of approved courses in this category are:
- EN 403 Medieval Literature: British Genres, 8th to 15th c.
- EN 413 Dante
- EN 417 Advanced World Literature
- HI 350 History of the Benedictine Tradition
- HI 355 The Vikings: From Pagan Pirates to Christian Princes
- HI 360 The Crusades
- HO 204 Honors: Greek Tragedy
- HO 205 Honors: Greek Histories
- HO 307 Great Texts in Modern Science and Philosophy
- PH 314 Faith and Reason
- PH 410 Philosophy of God
- PO 401 Classical Political Philosophy
- PO 402 Medieval Political Philosophy
- TH 358 Major Figures in Theology
It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.