Classical Education Minor

Christ College


  • Classical Education Minor
  • 24 Units
  • CCI 390: Practicum: Classical Academy
  • 1

A minimum of 40 hours is required to complete the practicum.

  • HST 491: Advanced Topics in Social History
  • 3

This research-oriented course will allow advanced students to study one aspect of history in depth with a view towards either graduate study or a project for the President's Academic Showcase for Undergraduate Research.

  • Choose one of the following pairs
  • Greek Pairing
  • GRE 101: Greek I
  • 4

This course will study the fundamentals of the ancient Greek language including morphology, syntax, and vocabulary for reading simple passages of Greek prose.

  • GRE 102: Greek 2
  • 4

A continuation of GRE 101. Prerequisite: GRE 101 or equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

  • GRE 301: Greek Readings
  • 3

Readings of selected portions of the ancient Greek Biblical and classical texts with special emphasis on building translation skills through a review of morphology and syntax as well as the acquisition of the new vocabulary. Prerequisites: C- or better in GRE 101, GRE 102. May be repeated for credit.

  • Latin Pairing
  • LAT 101: Fundamentals of Latin I
  • 4

This course will study the fundamentals of the Latin language including morphology, syntax, and vocabulary for reading simple passages of Latin prose and poetry.

  • LAT 102: Fundamentals of Latin II
  • 4

A continuation of LAT 101. Prerequisite: LAT 101 or equivalent.

  • LAT 301: Latin Readings*
  • 3

Rapid readings and translation of classical and medieval Latin texts. Topics may include prose authors (Cicero, Caesar, Livy, Tacitus), poets (Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid), medieval literature (Augustine through the Reformation), and prose composition. Prerequisites: C- or better in LAT 101, LAT 102. May be repeated for credit.

  • Choose one of the following courses
  • CED 455: Catechesis: Theory and Practice
  • 3

This course will survey the history, theory, and practice of catechesis in the Lutheran Church. Students will examine a variety of catechetical models and skills needed to develop a holistic approach to the catechesis of youth, adults, and families. A fieldwork component is required. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THL 371 (concurrent enrollment allowed).

  • THL 311: Old Testament Book of the Bible
  • 3

This course will offer an in-depth study of a single book of the Old Testament or several books in their entirety which will vary from offering to offering and be selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: THL 201 or consent of instructor. This course may be repeated for credit if a different book is studied.

  • THL 312: New Testament Book of the Bible
  • 3

This course will offer an in-depth study of a single book of the New Testament or several smaller books in their entirety which will vary from offering to offering and be selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: THL 202 or consent of instructor. This course may be repeated for credit if a different book is studied.

  • Choose one of the following courses
  • HST 332: Ancient Greece and Rome
  • 3

The history of ancient Greece and Rome from the time of Homer to the fall of the Roman Empire will be examined in this course with particular emphasis on Greek and Roman politics, socio-economic life and structures, classical culture and philosophy, and the rise of Christianity. Prerequisite: HST 201 or HST 202 or CHST 201 or CHST 202.

  • HST 334: Medieval History
  • 3

The emergence of Europe from the early Middle Ages to the Italian Renaissance will be examined in this course including the feudal society, the Christian church, cities and commerce, art and learning, and the rise of kings and nation states. Particular attention will be given to Europe's Greek and Roman legacy as transmitted by the Byzantine and Islamic civilizations. Prerequisite: HST 201 or HST 202 or CHST 201 or CHST 301. Offered alternate years.

  • HST 336: The Renaissance and the Reformation
  • 3

Europe from the 14th to the 17th century, the transitional period between medieval and modern history, will be examined in this course including the Italian Renaissance, the Northern Renaissance, the Lutheran Reformation, the Calvinist and Anglican Reformations, and the Roman Catholic Counter Reformation. Prerequisite: HST 201 or HST 202 or CHST 201 or CHST 301. Offered alternate years.

  • HST/POL 412: The U.S. Constitution
  • 3

This course will look at the origins of the American political system from the end of the Seven Years' War through the Louisiana Purchase and Marbury vs. Madison, with a focusing on government under the Articles of Confederation, the Constitutional Convention, ratification controversies, the first political party system, and Jeffersonian vs. Hamiltonian approaches to government. Offered alternate years.

  • HST 451: The Enlightenment
  • 3

This course will focus on the 18th century Europe and America from the French Revolution to the fall of Napoleon; the expansion of education, science, and philosophy; the growth of the middle class; and the beginnings of industrialism. Offered alternate years.

  • POL 413: Religion and Politics in America
  • 3

The role of religion in American public life will be examined in this course with an emphasis on the interpretation and impact of the First Amendment and the concept of "separation of church and state" on religious and political life in the United States. Offered alternate years.

  • Choose one of the following courses
  • ART 311: Art History I
  • 3

This is a survey course of Western art from the Prehistoric Period through the Renaissance, employing illustrated lectures, independent research, museum visits, and discussion. This class is offered alternate years in the spring semester.

  • COM 485: Rhetorical Criticism
  • 3

The history, nature, purpose, and methods of rhetorical criticism. Eight (8) critical approaches to human communication events will be studied. An article review and group PowerPoint presentation are required. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

  • ENG 466: Shakespeare
  • 3

Critical reading and analysis of selected examples of Shakespeare's histories, comedies, and tragedies will be the focus of this course. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301; ENG 271.

  • HST 410: Mythology, Theology, and Philosophy
  • 3

This course will begin with the mythology of the Ancient Egyptians, the theology of the Hebrews, and the philosophy of the Greeks, and trace the legacy of each strand of thought throughout the world with attention being paid to both the primary leaders and significant texts and how they shape divergent world views today. Recommended: HST 201 and 202 have been taken prior to this course. Offered alternate years.

  • MUS 331: Music History: Antiquity to Bach
  • 3

Survey the development of art music in Western history from antiquity through the baroque period, including the social functions of music and the relationship between secular and ecclesiastical, and vocal and instrumental music. This course addresses the question, "Why Art?" in the general education curriculum.

  • THR 441: Theatre and Culture I
  • 3

Through the study of representative plays, this course will examine the various theatre cultures from the Classical period through the Renaissance, giving consideration to the theatrical conventions, visual art, music, and significant historical events of the periods. There may be an additional charge for required field trips. Prerequisite: Thr 251 or consent of instructor. Offered alternate years.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.

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