The Classics minor is an interdisciplinary minor with participation from departments in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. The field of Classics extends through all aspects of Greek and Roman culture from antiquity through the medieval period. The Classics minor at UCCS is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the study of art, culture, history, literature, philosophy, religion, theatre and women’s studies in conjunction with language training in Greek and Latin. The program aims to integrate these into a larger picture of Greco-Roman culture and, from this perspective, to deepen our understanding of our own.
Participating faculty include: Judith Couchman (VAPA), Brian Duvick (History), Katherine Mack (English), Murray Ross (VAPA), Mary France Smith (Languages and Cultures), Sonja Tanner (Philosophy, Director of Classics), and Tom Wynn (Anthropology).
A total of 26 credit hours are minimally necessary for graduating with a minor in Classics. Eight of the 26 credit hours must be either in Latin or in Greek; the remainder may be chosen from the list of approved courses for the minor, at least nine of which must be upper division.
Either 8 credits in Greek from the following:
- GRK 1010 - Beginning Classical Greek I
- GRK 1020 - Beginning Classical Greek II
- GRK 1100 - Beginning Koine Greek I
- GRK 1200 - Beginning Koine Greek II
OR 8 credits in Latin from the following:
- LAT 1010 - Beginning Latin I
- LAT 1020 - Beginning Latin II
- LAT 2110 - Intermediate Latin I
- LAT 2120 - Intermediate Latin II
- LAT 3110 - Classical Literature - Latin or
- FCS 3650 - Classical Literature in Translation - Latin
Additional Courses for the Minor
Choose 18 total credits from the following list of courses, at least one of which shall be from Art History, one of which shall be from History, and one of which shall be from Philosophy.
- AH 2800 - Survey: Ancient Art
- AH 3240 - The Art of Greece and Rome
- AH 3790 - Romanesque and Gothic Art
- ANTH 3260 - Agricultural Origins and the Emergence of Urban Society
- HIST 1010 - The Ancient World
- HIST 3010 - Women in Classical Antiquity
- HIST 3150 - Mesopotamian History
- HIST 3160 - History of Ancient Egypt
- HIST 3170 - History of Ancient Greece
- HIST 3180 - History of Ancient Rome
- HIST 3190 - Rise and Fall of Athenian Democracy
- HIST 4210 - History of Christianity: Primitive Church to circa 300
- PHIL 3120 - Greek and Roman Myth
- PHIL 3140 - Women in Classical Antiquity
- PHIL 3510 - Pre-Socratic Philosophy
- PHIL 3520 - History of Philosophy: Plato
- PHIL 3530 - Hellenistic Philosophy
- PHIL 3540 - Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
- PHIL 3550 - History of Philosophy: Aristotle
- PHIL 3610 - Jewish Philosophy
- PHIL 3620 - Christian Thought
- PHIL 3630 - Gender and Race in Biblical Literature
- WEST 3140 - Women in Classical Antiquity
6 credit hours chosen from any GER courses 2110 and above.