The Classical Studies major is for those students who wish to learn to read Greek and/or Latin, but who also wish to broaden their knowledge of the civilization of the Greek-Roman world. The department offers a variety of courses in translation, including The World of Ancient Greece, Ancient Roman Culture, Classical Mythology, Ancient Science, Greek Archaeology, Roman Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, and The World of St. Patrick.
Starting in the fall of 2013, students at Luther may earn a degree in Classical Studies by combining a study of classical civilization with that of classical languages. Nine courses are required—five in Classical Studies (or ART 251, HIST 241, 242, MUS 341, PHIL 200) and four in either Greek or Latin. Other non-language courses may apply with the permission of the department head. Students contemplating graduate study in Classics should take additional courses in both languages.
Five courses are required to minor in Classical Studies, to be chosen from among our offering of courses in Classical Studies, ART 251, HIST 241, 242, MUS 341, or PHIL 200. Other non-language courses may apply with the permission of the department head. Students may also apply a maximum of two Greek or Latin courses to the minor.