Minor in Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies

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A minor in classics can be a gateway to a wide variety of career paths and graduate programs, from archaeology to philosophy and even biology. GW’s highly flexible minor in Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies allows students to explore many topics in ancient Mediterranean history and culture, with elective options including Art and Archaeology of Pompeii, Ancient Medicine and Modern Medical Terms, Greek and Roman Drama, field research and much more. 

In addition to choosing five elective courses in classical studies, students in the minor must complete one language course in Latin or ancient Greek.

Course Requirements

    The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits.
    Required language proficiency
    Students must demonstrate proficiency in one of the ancient languages by successfully completing one course (3 credits) in Latin or in ancient Greek numbered 1002 or above. The same course may not be used to satisfy the language proficiency requirement and also count toward the elective course requirement.
    Five courses (15 credits) from the following:
    AH 3101Ancient Art of the Bronze Age and Greece
    AH 3102Ancient Art of the Roman Empire
    AH 3106Art and Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands
    or ANTH 3805 Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands
    AH 3104Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age
    or ANTH 3806 Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age
    ANTH 3834Field Research: Old World
    CLAS 2104Ancient Medicine and Modern Medical Terms
    CLAS 2105Special Topics
    CLAS 2105WSpecial Topics
    CLAS 2106Mythology of the Classical World
    CLAS 2106WMythology of the Classical World
    CLAS 2107Greek and Roman Drama
    CLAS 2112History of Ancient Greece
    or HIST 2112 History of Ancient Greece
    CLAS 2113The Roman World to 337 A.D.
    or HIST 2113 The Roman World to 337 A.D.
    CLAS 2802Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Near East
    CLAS 2803The Ancient Near East and Egypt to 322 B.C.
    or HIST 2803 The Ancient Near East and Egypt to 322 B.C.
    CLAS 2804History of Ancient Israel
    or HIST 2804 History of Ancient Israel
    CLAS 3107Law and Diplomacy in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean
    CLAS 3111Topics in Ancient History
    or HIST 3111 Topics in Ancient History
    CLAS 3112Art and Archaeology of Pompeii
    CLAS 3113Greece and Rome in the Art and Architecture of Washington D.C.
    CLAS 3114Topics in Ancient Literatures and Cultures
    CLAS 3115Topics in Ancient Art and Archaeology
    CLAS 3116Identity in the Greco-Roman World
    or HIST 3116 Identity in the Greco-Roman World
    CLAS 3117Alexander the Great
    or HIST 3117
    CLAS 3119The Ancient Economy
    or HIST 3119 The Ancient Economy
    CLAS 3901Directed Project
    CLAS 3901WDirected Project
    CLAS 4901Directed Project
    GREK 2001Intermediate Classical Greek I
    GREK 2002Intermediate Classical Greek II
    GREK 3001Major Greek Authors I
    GREK 3002Major Greek Authors II
    LATN 2001Intermediate Latin
    LATN 2002Poetry of Empire
    or LATN 2002W Poetry of Empire
    LATN 3001Major Latin Authors I
    or LATN 3001W Major Latin Authors I
    LATN 3002Major Latin Authors II
    or LATN 3002W Major Latin Authors II