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Classical Studies, Minor


Classical traditionally refers to the study of language, philosophy, arts, literatures, history, and more of ancient Greece and Rome. At UVU, Classics takes a more global and diverse approach, recognizing that many cultures around the world have had "classical periods" which have shaped their entire pre-modern histories and continue to influence the world today. At present, the Classics minor at UVU offers particular strengths in ancient Greece and China, along with Rome-including language training in Ancient Greek, Classical Chinese, and Latin (with the hope and possibility for more). The program aims to preserve and promote the strengths of traditional Classics while also critically incorporating global and non-Western classical traditions for a more comparative and multicultural approach to ancient civilization, value, the canon, and the very idea of classics.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Completion of 30 hours of credit.
Discipline Core Requirements: 9 Credits 
  PHIL 2110   Ancient Greek Philosophy WE 3
  HIST 3110   Greek History 3
Roman History (complete 3 credits from the following) 3
  HIST 3130   Roman History (3)  
  HIST 3140   Roman Empire (3)  
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits 
  In addition to the 9 credits of core requirements, students must complete an additional 9 hours of electives. The following list of courses has been approved for the Classical Studies IS Emphasis. 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 IS Emphasis. Note: Latin or Greek language coursework applied toward a Student's foreign language requirement will not be applied toward Classical Studies elective requirements.  9
  ANTH 2030 Archeological Method and Theory (3)  
  ARTH 2710 Prehistoric Through Gothic Art History FF (3)  
  ARTH 3020 Classical Art and Architecture History  (3)  
  ENGL 2230 Myths and Legends in Literature HH (3)  
  ENGL 3610 Medieval Literature (3)  
  ENGL 376G World Literature GI (3)  
  HIST 3130 Roman History (3)  
  HIST 3140 Roman Empire (3)  
  HONR 2000 Ancient Legacies HH (3)  
  HUM 2010 World History Through the Arts I HH (3)  
  HUM 2500 Introduction to Ancient Greek I (6)  
  HUM 2510 Introduction to Ancient Greek II (6)  
  PHIL 2130 Medieval Philosophy (3)  
  PHIL 386R Topics in Ancient Philosophy (3)  
  GRK 1010 Beginning Ancient Greek I LH (4)  
  GRK 1020 Beginning Ancient Greek II LH (4)  
  GRK 2010 Intermediate Ancient Greek I LH (4)  
  GRK 2020 Intermediate Ancient Greek II LH (4)  
  GRK 3010 Readings in Ancient Greek (3)  
  LATN 1010 Beginning Latin I LH (4)  
  LATN 1020 Beginning Latin II LH (4)  
  LATN 2010 Intermediate Latin I LH (4)  
  LATN 2020 Intermediate Latin II LH (4)  
  LATN 3010 Readings in Latin (3)  

 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.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2110 Ancient Greek Philosophy HH WE 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 3130 or HIST 3140 Roman History or Roman Empire 3
Classical Studies Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 3110 Greek History 3
Classical Studies Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Classical Studies Elective 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 18


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Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of classical languages (including but not limited to Ancient Greek, Latin, and Classical Chinese) at an advanced level, including the ability to read and translate texts in the original.
  2. Evaluate the contribution of classical civilizations to later history—including the modern world—with skills in historical analysis, multicultural awareness, and mental flexibility.
  3. Acquire familiarity with the languages, philosophy, visual arts, drama, sports, politics, economics, history, religions, and literatures of ancient civilizations, understanding them in their own context and how they continue to shape contemporary life.
  4. Understand classics, antiquity, and culture through comparative and interdisciplinary approaches, emphasizing ancient civilizations as complex systems in a multicultural world.
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