Classics Minor

A minor in Classics gives a student 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.

Why CBU?

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.

Career Opportunities

  1. Education (teaching or administration in K-12 or higher education)
  2. Museums
  3. Legal field
  4. Professional writing
  5. Arts and culture (J.K. Rowling studied Classic at the university level)



Classics Minor (24 units)

Lower Division Requirements

GRK213 Intro Koine Greek I

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

Mobley, Richard A.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

GRK223 Intro to Koine Greek II

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

Wilson, Danny K.
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B258

LAT115 Latin I

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)

09/04/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

LAT125 Latin II

This course is the second half of an introduction to Latin based upon ancient authors. In this course the student is introduced to more advanced forms, structures, vocabulary and etymologies of Latin and its relationship to English and other modern languages. Prerequisite: LAT 115. (3 units; Spring)

Staley, Owen D.
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 370

Upper Division Requirements

ENG323 Classical Literature

This course explores the intellectual contributions of Classical Literature by examining the meaning of these works within historical, political, and cultural context of Classical society. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

HIS420 The Classical World

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)

09/04/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

PHI301 History of Western Philosophy I

This course is the first of a two-semester study introducing students to the history of Western philosophy. This first part begins with the origins of philosophy in ancient Greece and ends with the Late Middle Ages. Particular attention is given to Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

Key, Scott B.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

POL423 Classical Political Philosophy

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; Interdisciplinary; Fall odd years)

Hinrichs, Troy
05/17/2018 - Other Non-Site Locations OTHR