History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Faculty: Butler (coordinator), Cherubin, Winkler

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 program 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 program of study is an interdisciplinary minor offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2014-2015)

In addition to meeting the following requirements, students must meet the university requirements for all minors.

Of the 18 credits required for the minor, at 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.

One course (3 credits) of preparatory work

Students have three options for fulfilling this requirement.

A course in Classical Greek
GREE 150 - Classical Greek I Credits: 3
GREE 160 - Classical Greek II Credits: 3

A course in ancient literature
ARTH 102 - Symbols and Stories in Art Credits: 3
CLAS 250 - Classical Mythology Credits: 3
CLAS 260 - The Legacy of Greece and Rome Credits: 3
RELI 211 - Religions of the West Credits: 3

A course in Latin or a modern research language
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.

Two to three elective courses (6 to 9 credits):

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.

ANTH 324 - Warfare, Violence, and Sacrifice in Antiquity Credits: 3
ARTH 319 - Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East Credits: 3
ARTH 320 - Art of the Islamic World Credits: 3
ARTH 321 - Greek Art and Archaeology Credits: 3
ARTH 322 - Roman Art and Archaeology Credits: 3
ARTH 324 - From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra: The Hellenistic World Credits: 3
ARTH 333 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art Credits: 3
CLAS 340 - Greek and Roman Epic Credits: 3
CLAS 350 - Greek and Roman Tragedy Credits: 3
CLAS 360 - Greek and Roman Comedy Credits: 3
CLAS 370 - Greek and Roman Historians Credits: 3
CLAS 380 - Greek and Roman Novels Credits: 3
CLAS 390 - Topics in Classical Literature and Culture Credits: 3
HIST 301 - Classical Greece Credits: 3
HIST 302 - Classical Rome Credits: 3
HIST 480 - Alexander the Great Credits: 3
PHIL 301 - History of Western Philosophy: Ancient Credits: 3
RELI 352 - Judaism from Exile to Talmud Credits: 3
RELI 381 - Beginnings of Christianity Credits: 3

3 credits of seminar:

ARTH 420 - Advanced Studies in Ancient Art Credits: 3 (if topic pertains to region and period)
ARTH 430 - Advanced Studies in Medieval or Islamic Art Credits: 3 (if topic pertains to region and period)

3 to 6 credits of a practicum:

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 394 - The Museum Credits: 3
ANTH 322 - Pirates, Conquest, and Death: Archaeology and Globalism since 1500 Credits: 3
ARTH 393 - Art History Internships Credits: 3-6 (if content of internship pertains to region and period)
ANTH 325 - Field Techniques in Archaeology Credits: 3-6
ANTH 420 - Interpretation in Archaeology Credits: 3
ANTH 430 - Research Methods in Archaeology Credits: 3

Total: 18 credits

Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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