Classics Minors

Minors are offered in Greek, Latin, Classical Languages, Ancient Civilization, and Health and the Human Condition. A minor in Classical Languages requires a minimum of 18 s.h. in Classics courses. Minors in Latin, Greek, and  Ancient Civilization require a minimum of 15 s.h. in Classics courses. All minors require a GPA of at least 2.00. A minor in Health and the Human Condition is interdisciplinary and requires 15 s.h. of relevant courses, at least 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa.

Students may count one relevant advanced course from the Classics Department offerings in English toward any of the minors. Only 3 s.h. of lower-level course work earned in transfer course work may be used toward a minor. Students earning a major in Classical Languages or Ancient Civilization, or a minor in Classical Languages, Greek, Latin, or Ancient Civilization may count toward the minor no more than 6 s.h. of course work used to satisfy requirements for another major, minor, or certificate, including majors and minors in the Department of Classics.

Greek

Requirements:

  • 2 semesters of intermediate Greek (6 s.h.)
  • 1 or 2 advanced (3000-level) Greek courses (3-6 s.h.)
  • May take 1 advanced Classics course taught in English (0-3 s.h.)

The sequence CLSG:2001-CLSG:2002 Second-Year Greek I-II is considered advanced for the minor, as are all courses numbered 2000 and above. A minor may be fulfilled by completion of the intermediate level plus two 2000-level courses, one of which may be a relevant course in Greek history, culture, or literature offered by the Department of Classics and taught in English.

Latin

Requirements:

  • 2 semesters of intermediate Latin (6 s.h.)
  • 1 or 2 advanced (3000-level) Latin courses (3-6 s.h.)
  • May take 1 advanced Classics course taught in English (0-3 s.h.)

The sequence CLSL:2001-CLSL:2002 World of Cicero-Golden Age of Roman Poetry is considered advanced for the minor, as are all courses numbered 2000 and above. A minor may be fulfilled by completion of the intermediate level plus two 2000-level courses, one of which may be a relevant course in Roman history, culture, or literature offered by the Department of Classics and taught in English.

Classical Languages

Requirements:

  • 2 semesters each of intermediate Greek and Latin (12 s.h.)
  • 1 or 2 advanced (3000-level) Greek or Latin courses (3-6 s.h.)
  • May take 1 advanced Classics course taught in English (0-3 s.h.)

The sequences CLSG:2001-CLSG:2002 Second-Year Greek I-II and CLSL:2001-CLSL:2002 World of Cicero-Golden Age of Roman Poetry, are considered advanced for the minor, as are all Classics courses numbered 2000 and above. A minor may be fulfilled by completion of the intermediate-level courses plus two 2000-level courses, one of which may be a relevant course in Greek or Roman history, culture, or literature offered by the Department of Classics and taught in English.

Ancient Civilization Minor

Requirements:

  • 12 s.h. of advanced (3000-level) Classics courses taught in English
  • Relevant courses in art history, anthropology, religious studies, history, and philosophy may, with advisor approval, be counted toward the minor
  • No Latin or Greek is required

The minor in Ancient Civilization requires 15 s.h. in Classics courses, 12 s.h. of which must be at the advanced level. All courses in Greek numbered CLSG:2001 or above and all courses in Latin numbered CLSL:2001 or above are considered advanced for the minor. Appropriate courses in art, religion, history, and philosophy, as approved by the undergraduate advisor, also may be counted toward a minor in Ancient Civilization.

Health and the Human Condition Minor

Requirements:

  • 1 course from Ethics and Values (3 s.h.)
  • 1 course from Historical Approaches (3 s.h.)
  • 3 courses from Diversity and Global Perspectives (9 s.h.)
  • See the minor page for more information on relevant courses.

The undergraduate minor in health and the human condition requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including at least 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. If you have any questions, contact Marquis Berrey, the coordinator for the Health and the Human Condition minor.

If you have questions about our undergraduate program or about the application procedure, please contact Debra Trusty, Director of Undergraduate Studies.