This interdisciplinary minor is for students with diverse interests in the material culture of the ancient world. Course work combines the study of archaeology, literature, art, history, philosophy, myth, and religion. The scope of the minor is not limited to Greece and Rome but touches on all the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean and the heirs of late antiquity such as Byzantium and early Islam.
The minor represents foundation work crucial to graduate study in traditional departments of classical, near Eastern, or Mediterranean art and archaeology. Through this minor, students are given credit for acquiring practical linguistic skills and archaeological field experience as well as scholarly background. Students should consult with the director for help in choosing a program of study that will complement their major.
This is an interdisciplinary minor offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of the University Catalog.
Of the 18 credits required for the minor, least 3 credits must be taken in ARTH and at least 9 credits must be taken outside of ARTH. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.
Students have three options for fulfilling this requirement.
This can be fulfilled with a course in any relevant language beyond the language requirement for the BA in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For information on how to complete this requirement, students should consult with the director of the minor.
Other courses pertaining to the region and period, including ARTH 399, may be used to fulfill this requirement with the prior written approval of the director.
ARTH 420 - Advanced Studies in Ancient Art (if topic pertains to region and period)
ARTH 430 - Advanced Studies in Medieval or Islamic Art (if topic pertains to region and period)
ARTH 393 requires the prior written approval of the director. Students can also use archaeological field work done for credit to fulfill this requirement.
ARTH 393 - Art History Internships (if content of internship pertains to region and period)
Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.