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)
Cate, James J.
|09/05/2023||TTh||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Yeager Center|
Continuation of GRK 213 with beginning translation from the First Epistle of John. Prerequisite: GRK 213. (3 units; Spring)
Wilson, Danny K.
|01/09/2023||TTh||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Yeager Center B259|
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)
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.
|01/09/2023||TTh||12:15 PM - 1:45 PM||James Complex 104|
Upper Division Requirements
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; Spring)
Schneider, Thomas R.
|01/09/2023||TTh||10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Mission Hall 126|
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)
This course traces the development of western philosophy from the Pre-Socratic thinkers through Immanuel Kant. Emphasis is placed on both interacting with primary source material and on understanding the broad trajectory, and paradigmatic shifts, that have shaped Western thought and culture. (3 units; Fall)
|09/05/2023||MWF||10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||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)