Classical Humanities Minor

Classics is the study of the ancient Greek and Roman world; the Greek and Latin languages and literature; and the history, art, and culture that have been fundamental in shaping modern society. The minor in classical humanities is ideal for students who would like a structured introduction to ancient Greek and Roman civilization without the need to study one of the classical languages.


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
One of the following:3
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Greek Art and Archaeology
CLAR 245
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Roman Art and Archaeology
CLAS 121IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Greeks H3
or CLAS 122 IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Romans
CLAS 131IDEAs in Action General Education logo Classical Mythology H3
Two additional courses: any CLAR or CLAS course numbered above 132 or any GREK or LATN course not being used to fulfill the global/foreign language General Education requirement6
Total Hours15

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Department of Classics course descriptions include:

  • Classical Archaeology (CLAR)
  • Classics in English/Classical Civilization (CLAS)
  • Greek (GREK)
  • Latin (LATN)

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Classics

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212 Murphey Hall, CB# 3145

(919) 962-7191


Donald C. Haggis

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Al Duncan

Director of Archaeology Program

Jennifer Gates-Foster