Minor Concentrations in Classics

Current and prospective Classics minors are encouraged to consult early and often with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), who serves as the key liaison between students and the rest of the University. The DUS also oversees honors and other aspects of the undergraduate program. 

John Wynne's spring 2017 office hours: Wednesday, 1-3 pm or by appointment (j-wynne@northwestern.edu). Location: Kresge Hall 4365.

Students may earn a minor concentration in Latin or Greek, or classical studies. Each option allows students either to survey aspects of classical culture and traditions or to take a more focused cluster of courses. Unlike the Greek and Latin minors, the classical studies minor does not require study of an ancient language. Instead, it provides a framework for examining any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity or its traditions and reception in medieval through contemporary Western culture. Students majoring in classics may also earn a minor in classical studies, provided they do not double-count courses toward both the major and the minor.

Minor Requirements: Latin Concentration

Prerequisite:  Latin 101-3 or equivalent placement

Minor course requirements: 6 courses

  • 3 Latin courses at the 200 or 300 level
  • 3 additional Latin and/or Classics courses (excluding Classics 110), one of which must be at the 300 level; may include one Classical Traditions course by permission of the DUS

Minor Requirements: Greek Concentration

Prerequisite: Greek 101-3 or equivalent placement

Minor course requirements: 6 courses

  • 3 Greek courses at the 200 or 300 level
  • 3 additional Greek and/or Classics courses (excluding Classics 110), one of which must be at the 300 level; may include one Classical Traditions course by permission of the DUS

Minor Requirements: Classical Studies

PrerequisitesNone. This track requires no ancient languages. Students are free to examine any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity or its traditions and reception in medieval through contemporary Western culture.

Minor course requirements: 6 courses

Classics majors may substitute additional 200- or 300-level courses from the second list below in place of courses in the first list

  • 2 courses from the following list:  Classics 210, 211, 212, 260

4 additional Classics, Classical Traditions, Greek, or Latin courses, at least 2 of which must be at the 300-level (and none at the 100 level)