A minor in classics gives students the opportunity of encountering the fascinating world of ancient Greece and Rome. Studying the classics is necessarily interdisciplinary, which means that it is through language, art, philosophy, and history that one learns about the cultures that have laid the foundation for all areas of study in Western civilization.

Western history today is defined by both classical and Christian ideas. When a person studies classics at CBU, she or he does so within an explicit Christian context that provides a more complete understanding of Western identity.

Lower Division Requirements


An introduction to Koiné Greek emphasizing basic grammar and vocabulary preparatory for translation of the Greek New Testament. (3 units; Fall)

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Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Park Building 104


Complete one of the following courses:

Continuation of GRK 213 with beginning translation from the First Epistle of John. Prerequisite: GRK 213. (3 units; Spring)

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Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2025 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

This course is the first half of an introduction to Latin based upon ancient authors. In this course the student is introduced to basic forms, structures, vocabulary, and etymologies of Latin and its relationship to English and other modern languages. (3 units; Fall)

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Staley, Owen D.
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 104

Upper Division Requirements


Complete 12 units from the following:

This course explores the intellectual contributions of classical Greek and Roman literature by examining the meaning of these works within the historical, political, and cultural context of ancient Greco-Roman society. Prerequisite: ENG 123 pr 123E. (3 units; Spring)

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Isaacs, David E.
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

The purpose of this course is to provide students with historical knowledge of the Classical World (Greece and Rome). Special attention is additionally given to the Christian and Greco-Roman origins of Western culture. (3 units; Fall, even years)

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Brook, Eric C
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B258

The purpose of this course is to explore critically the ways in which at least two of the five areas of the Humanities (Philosophy; Literature; Art; Music; History) are impacted and interact with Classical (Greek and Roman) sports and athletics. (3 units; As offered).

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This course will lead students through a critical evaluation of the ways in which the history and culture of Greece and Rome are portrayed through popular films. Students will read primary historical literature related to the historical content of the films and will compare how these films represent history accordingly. (3 units; Spring, even years)

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Brook, Eric C
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

This course examines the origin of Western political, social, and legal thought in order to understand the present through the great political works of the past. It begins in ancient Greece in early democratic Athens and moves through Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. From there, the course explores classical Rome, focusing on Polybius and Cicero. Since the advent of Christianity shapes the development of medieval political thought, the political thought of St. Augustine, John of Salisbury, St. Thomas Aquinas, Marsilio of Padua, Dante, and Thomas More are discussed. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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