Coursework in classical studies acquaints you with the ideas at the very heart of a liberal arts education.

Classical Studies Minor Requirements

(28 credits)

  • CLAS 203 Readings in Latin or CLAS 213 Intermediate Greek 
  • CLAS 326 / HIST 326 The History of Ancient Greece 
  • CLAS 328 / HIST 328 The History of Ancient Rome
One of the following: 
  • CLAS / THRS 200 Augustine and the Classical World
  • CLAS / PHIL 207 Greek Philosophy
  • CLAS / PHIL 209 Hellenistic Philosophy
  • CLAS / THRS 327 Ancient Wisdom and the Modern Search for Meaning
  • CLAS / PHIL 334 Tragedy and Philosophy
  • THRS 314 The Origins of Monotheism
Electives:
  • CLAS / THRS 200 Augustine and the Classical World
  • CLAS / PHIL 207 Greek Philosophy
  • CLAS / PHIL 209 Hellenistic Philosophy
  • CLAS / RELS 260 Early Christian Monasticism
  • CLAS / PHIL / POLI 314 Classical and Medieval Political Thought
  • CLAS / WOLT 325 Classical Mythology
  • CLAS / THRS 327 Ancient Wisdom and the Modern Search for Meaning
  • CLAS / PHIL 334 Tragedy and Philosophy
  • CLAS 335 A Brief History of Body Parts
  • THRS 314 The Origins of Monotheism
  • THRS 329 The New Testament
Latin or Greek language courses (other than CLAS 203 or CLAS 213) also count as electives for the classical studies minor. For instance, if students begin the study of Latin or Greek at the college, they will take three language courses which will fulfill three of the seven courses required for the minor.

The St. Norbert College Language Competency Requirement
Students who successfully complete CLAS 102 Intermediate Latin or CLAS 112 Elementary Greek 2 will fulfill the language requirement. Students may also fulfill the language requirement by testing beyond the second-semester level on the college’s placement exam or through alternative means approved by the college.

Retroactive Credit Policy
Students will be awarded up to two courses (eight credits) for previous language study if they enter a language course beyond the introductory level and earn a “B” or better in that course. This means that students who begin their study of Latin or Greek at St. Norbert College with CLAS 102 or CLAS 112 and earn at least a “B” in that course, will also receive one retroactive course (four credits) for previous Latin or Greek study. Students who begin their study of Latin or Greek with CLAS 203 or CLAS 213 and earn at least a “B” in that course, will receive two retroactive courses (eight credits) for previous Latin or Greek study. Retroactive courses do not count as part of the seven courses required for the minor in classical studies. Students with previous language study should contact either the Latin or Greek instructor to determine their proper starting placement in the course sequence.