Classical Humanities Minor

Department of Classics

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212 Murphey Hall, CB# 3145

(919) 962-7191

Donald C. Haggis, Chair

Robert Babcock, Director of Undergraduate Studies

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.

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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 of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

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

Core Requirements
One of the following:3
Greek Archaeology
Archaeology of Italy
Roman Archaeology
CLAS 121The Greeks H3
or CLAS 122 The Romans
CLAS 131Classical 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 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.