Minor in Ancient History

Prior to the Class of 2018

Requirements:

  • Four courses in ancient history selected from CLST 11 's, CLST 14, CLST 15, CLST 17 through CLST 19.
  • Participation in either of the Classics Department's Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above seven courses, one in archaeology and one in ancient history (CLST 30's and CLST 31. respectively).

Notes
The proposed changes ensure that students take: (1) a survey course on Greek history and a survey course on Roman history, (2) a course in historical methodology (CLST 19), and (3) a course in archaeological methodology (CLST 6). The proposed changes also recognize the existence of a changing constellation of. relevant courses outside the bounds of ancient history courses. Furthermore,, the status of CLST 11 as a topic course that can be taken multiple times is not clear in the current description of the major. Finally, the current description of the Minor in Ancient History leaves some ambiguities with respect to counting courses from the Department's FSPs toward the major.

Beginning with the Class of 2019

Requirements:

  • Two survey courses that establish a general knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman history: one selected from CLST 14-15 and one selected from CLST 17-18.
  • Two additional ancient history courses selected from all remaining relevant offerings: CLST 11, 14-15, 17-18, 31. CLST 11 is a topics course that can be taken more than once when different subjects are offered. Students are encouraged to explore modes of historical analysis with varied foci, e.g., gender, slavery, law, sports, regional histories.
  • CLST 19, to introduce students to advanced historical methodologies as well as to how research is designed and carried out.
  • CLST 6, to provide an overview of the chronology and geography of the Classical world and to introduce students to the methodologies of archaeology.
  • One course, to be chosen in consultation with the major advisor, that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by ancient historians. Such courses are offered by departments such as Anthropology, Classics, Comparative Literature, and History.

Participation in either of the Department's two Foreign Study Programs will meet the requirements for two of the above courses, one under the heading of additional ancient history courses (CLST 31) and one under the heading of a course that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by practicing ancient historians (CLST 30). No more than two courses from any single Classics Foreign Study Program may count towards the minor. (Three courses can be counted by participation in both the Greece and Rome FSP programs, two under the heading of additional ancient history courses and one under the heading of a course that focuses on other methodologies useful to and employed by practicing ancient historians.)