Why study classics?

Because knowledge of Greek and Roman antiquity is fundamental to understanding the ancient and modern world.

Requirements for the Minor

The minor requires 18 credit hours (12 hours at the junior/senior level) in courses in the Department of Classics (and other approved courses). 

Minor Hours & GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 GPS in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Greek

  • 18 hours in ancient Greek and related courses. At least 6 of those hours must be in ancient Greek at the 300 level or above.
  • In addition to courses in Greek, students may include CLSX 317 or CLSX 526, any other CLSX courses at the 300 level or above (not including CLSX 340 or CLSX 501), and PHIL 608.

Latin

  • 18 hours in Latin and/or related courses. At least 6 of those hours must be in Latin at the 300 level or above.
  • In addition to Latin courses, students may include CLSX 317 or CLSX 527, any other CLSX courses at the 300 level or above (not including CLSX 330, CLSX 384, or CLSX 388), and PHIL 608.

Classical Antiquity

  • 18 hours in classics and related courses. At least 12 hours must be in CLSX courses; 6 hours may be in Greek, Latin, ancient philosophy, or ancient history (excluding HIST 107).

Classical Languages

  • 18 hours in Latin and/or Greek. At least 12 of those hours must be in ancient Greek or Latin at the 300 level or above.