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Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies Minor Requirements

(28 credits)

  • CLAS 203 Readings in Latin (fall) or CLAS 213 Intermediate Greek (fall)

One course in classical, medieval or Renaissance history:

  • CLAS / HIST 326 The History of Ancient Greece (fall, alternate years)
  • CLAS / HIST 328 The History of Ancient Rome (spring, alternate years)
  • HIST 329 The History of Medieval Europe(fall, alternate years)
  • HIST 331 History of the Byzantine Empire (spring, alternate years)

One course in classical, medieval or Renaissance thought:

  • CLAS / PHIL 207 Greek Philosophy (fall)
  • CLAS / PHIL 209 Hellenistic Philosophy
  • PHIL 213 Medieval Philosophy (spring)
  • CLAS / THRS 327 Ancient Wisdom and the Modern Search for Meaning
  • CLAS / PHIL 334 Tragedy and Philosophy (spring, alternate years)
  • THRS 314 The Origins of Biblical Monotheism

One course in classical, medieval or Renaissance literature:

  • CLAS / WOLT 325 Classical Mythology
  • ENGL 321 Dante: The Divine Comedy
  • ENGL 322 Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 325 Chaucer (spring, alternate years)
  • ENGL 334 Milton (spring, alternate years)

Three additional electives in classical, medieval or Renaissance studies:

  • CLAS / PHIL / POLI 314 Classical and Medieval Political Thought (fall, alternate years)
  • CLAS / PHIL 335 A Brief History of Body Parts
  • PHIL 322 Aquinas’ Philosophical Theology (fall, alternate years)
  • THRS 322 Survey of the Hebrew Bible
  • THRS 329 The New Testament

Any of the courses listed above in the history, thought or literature content areas may serve as electives. Any introductory or advanced courses in Greek, Latin or Hebrew may also serve as electives (e.g., CLAS/LATN 101, or 102 or 204, CLAS 105, CLAS/GREK 111 or 112, or HEBR 101 or 102).

Certificate Program in Latin Language
The certificate recognizes “intermediate level proficiency” in Latin, a competency equivalent to the successful completion of the CLAS 101-204 sequence with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 (B) in the language courses counting toward the certificate. The course that demonstrates successful completion of the certificate must be taken at SNC through the classical, medieval and Renaissance studies program curriculum, and the student must earn a 3.0 (B) or higher in this course. A student who places beyond the 204 level (e.g. CLAS 304 or 305) still must complete one class on campus and receive a grade of 3.0 (B) or higher in that class.

Language certificates in French, German, Japanese or Spanish are also available. See Modern Languages and Literatures for more information.

The St. Norbert College Language Competency Requirement
Students who successfully complete CLAS 102 Intermediate Latin, CLAS 112 Elementary Greek 2 or CLAS 105 Classical Languages for the Professions 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 students who begin their study of Latin or Greek at St. Norbert College with CLAS 102, CLAS 105 or CLAS 112, and earn at least a B in that course, will 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, medieval and Renaissance studies. Students with previous language study should contact either the Latin or Greek instructor to determine their proper starting placement in the course sequence.

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