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Classical Studies, Minor

Requirements

Classical Studies focuses on the language, philosophy, art, and culture of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Completion of 30 hours of credit.
Discipline Core Requirements: 9 Credits 
  PHIL 2110   Ancient Greek Philosophy 3
  HIST 3110   Greek History 3
  HIST 3130   Roman Republic  (3.0)  
or HIST 3140   Roman Empire 3
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits 
  Complete an additional 9 hours of electives. The following list of courses has been approved for the Classical Studies Minor. If a course that is not represented on the following list has sufficient classical studies related content, the student may seek approval from the Classical Studies Coordinator to have the course count toward the minor.  9
  ANTH 2030   Archeological Method and Theory  (3.0)  
  ARTH 2710   History of Art to the Renaissance  (3.0)  
  ARTH 3020   Classical Art and Architecture History  (3.0)  
  ENGL 2230   Myths and Legends in Literature  (3.0)  
  ENGL 3610   Medieval Literature  (3.0)  
  ENGL 376G   World Literature  (3.0)  
  HIST 3130   Roman Republic  (3.0)  
  HIST 3140   Roman Empire  (3.0)  
  HONR 2000   Ancient Legacies  (3.0)  
  HUM 2010   World History Through the Arts I  (3.0)  
  HUM 2500   Introduction to Ancient Greek I  (6.0)  
  HUM 2510   Introduction to Ancient Greek II  (6.0)  
  PHIL 2130   Medieval Philosophy  (3.0)  
  PHIL 386R   Topics in Ancient Philosophy  (3.0)  
  LATN 1010   Beginning Latin I  (4.0)  
  LATN 1020   Beginning Latin II  (4.0)  
  LATN 2010   Intermediate Latin I  (4.0)  
  LATN 2020   Intermediate Latin II  (4.0)  
  LATN 3010   Readings in Latin  (3.0)  
  GRK 1010   Beginning Ancient Greek I  (4.0)  
  GRK 1020   Beginning Ancient Greek II  (4.0)  
  GRK 2010   Intermediate Ancient Greek I  (4.0)  
  GRK 2020   Intermediate Ancient Greek II  (4.0)  
  GRK 3010   Readings in Ancient Greek  (3.0)  

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  2. Residency hours--minimum of 12 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2110 Ancient Greek Philosophy 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: Prerequisite of ENGL 1010 or ENGL 101H, or PHIL 1000 or PHIL 100H, or PHIL 2050 or PHIL 205H or PHIL 205G, or instructor permission is required for PHIL 2110.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 3130 Roman Republic 3
or HIST 3140 Roman Empire  
Classical Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequisite of ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020, or instructor permission is required for HIST 3130 or HIST 3140; IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including history, humanities, English, philosophy, Latin and Greek languages, behavioral sciences, archeology, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 3110 Greek History 3
Classical Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequisite of ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020, or instructor permission is required for HIST 3110; IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including history, humanities, English, philosophy, Latin and Greek languages, behavioral sciences, archeology, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Classical Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including history, humanities, English, philosophy, Latin and Greek languages, behavioral sciences, archeology, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
  Degree total: 18

Department

Name:

Interdisciplinary Studies

Location:

CB 410f

Telephone:

801-863-6288

Email:

gosherjo@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/idst

Chair:

John C. Goshert

 
 

Mission Statement

Interdisciplinary Studies provides a framework for supporting innovative, boundary-crossing inquiry among students and faculty across campus as well as in wider intellectual and social communities. IDST coordinates existing multidisciplinary minor and emphasis programs and provides guidance and support as new programs are envisioned and established. IDST programs promote instructional excellence and offer a variety of courses and events that enhance the overall academic experience at Utah Valley University.

 
 

Interdisciplinary Studies

Advisor: Erin Donahoe-Rankin

  • Telephone: 801-863-6717
  • Office: CB 506h
  • Email: donohoer@uvu.edu  
  • Appointments: 801-863-5717

 

Students who have declared a Bachelor degree may choose to add a minor in the following interdisciplinary areas:

  • American Indian Studies
  • American Studies
  • Chinese Commerce
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cinema Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Deaf Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Peace & Justice Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
 
 
  • American Indian Studies
  • Coordinator: David Wilson
  • Email: wilsondr @uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-6916
  • Home Department: History and Political Science
  • American Studies
  • Coordinator: Philip Gordon
  • Email: philip.gordon@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8186
  • Home Department: Communication
  • Chinese Commerce
  • Coordinator: Hong Pang
  • Email: hong.pang@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8370
  • Home Department: History and Political Science
  • Office: CB 203p
  • Chinese Studies
  • Coordinator: Alex Yuan
  • Email: GYuan@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-5199
  • Home Department: Languages and Cultures
  • Office: CB 306f
  • Cinema Studies
  • Coordinator: Jans Wager
  • Email: jans.wager@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8340
  • Home Department: English and Literature
  • Office: LA 114J
  • Classical Studies
  • Coordinator: Michael Shaw
  • Email: shawmi@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-6265
  • Home Department: Philosophy and Humanities
  • Office: CB 507
  • Deaf Studies
  • Coordinator: Dan Hoffman
  • Email: dhoffman@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8518 (Languages Department Office)
  • Home Department: Languages and Cultures
  • Office: CB 306
  • Environmental Studies
  • Coordinator: Dan Stephen
  • Email: daniel.stephen@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8584
  • Home Department: Earth Sciences
  • Office: PS 224
  • Gender Studies
  • Coordinator: Numsiri Kunakemakorn
  • Email: numsirik@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-5469
  • Home Department: Secondary Education
  • Office: ME 112J
  • Peace and Justice Studies
  • Coordinator: Lynn England
  • Email: lynn.england@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8119
  • Home Department: History and Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Coordinator: Brian Birch
  • Email: brian.birch@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-6363
  • Home Department: Center for the Study of Ethics
  • Office: CB 411
  • Russian Studies
  • Coordinator: Frederick White
  • Email: frederick.white@uvu.edu
  • Phone: 863-8361
  • Home Department: Academic Affairs—Engaged Learning
  • Office: BA 211c

 

 
 

 

Faculty

Brian Birch(1999)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Religious Studies

M.S., Philosophy, University of Utah; Ph.D., Philosophy of Religion & Theology, Claremont Graduate University.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Deaf Studies

B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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John Goshert(2001)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies

B.S., M.A., English, Sonoma State University; Ph.D., English, Purdue University.

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Numsiri Kunakemakorn(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Gender Studies

B.A., English, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Multicultural & International Education, University of San Francisco; M.A., English, Sonoma State University; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Purdue University.

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Samuel Liang(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Chinese Studies

B.A., Architecture, Anhul Architectural Industry Institute; M.A., History of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai; Ph.D., Art History, Binghampton University.

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Michael Minch(2001)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Peace and Justice Studies

B.A., History, Grand Canyon College; M.A., Political Philosophy, Ph.D., Political Science, University of Utah; M. Divinity, The Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Hong Pang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Chinese Commerce

B.A., International Politics, B.A., Economics, Peking University, P.R. China; M.A., Economics, Ph.D., Politics and International Relations, University of Southern California.

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Michael Shaw(2003)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Classical Studies

B.A., Philosophy, Bates College; M.A., Philosophy, Ph.D., Philosophy, Villanova University.

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Daniel Stephen(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Environmental Studies

B.S., M.S., Geology, Univesity of Arkansas; Ph.D., Geology (Invertebrate Paleontology), Texas A & M University.

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Jans Wager(1997)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program

B.A., Distributed Studies (Communication Emphasis), University of Colorado; M.A., German, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California.

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Careers

Careers:  
The Classical Studies minor is ideal for students who are interested in career paths that are informed by an understanding of ancient cultures, such as archeology, art history, law, museum studies, philosophy, etc.

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