Minor in Classics

APU classics minors study the art, architecture, governments, laws, philosophies, religion, and languages of ancient Greece and ancient Rome.

20-23 units


The classics minor consists of 20-23 units arranged as described below. No more than 6 units of required or elective courses may count toward the classics minor and another minor or major.

The Department of History and Political Science maintains the following requirements for each of the minors it offers:

  1. Students must complete all prerequisites for any HIST or POLI course with a C- or better before taking the course (except as noted in the course description).

  2. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all political science and history courses required for the minor.

  3. Students must complete each HIST or POLI course with a C- or higher for the course to meet a degree requirement in the Department of History and Political Science.

Core Requirements
Choose either Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome:3
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Choose either Classical Greek or Latin:8
Elementary Classical Greek I
and Elementary Classical Greek II 1
Elementary Latin I
and Elementary Latin II 1
Select three of the following courses not taken above (at least one must be upper division):9-12
Elementary Classical Greek I 1
Elementary Classical Greek II 1
Core I (counts as 2 of 3 elective courses)
Elementary Latin I 1
Elementary Latin II 1
History of Ancient Philosophy
Classical Political Thought
New Testament World
With department approval:
Core Texts in History 2
Core Texts in History
Core Texts in Literature 3
Core Texts in Literature
Core Texts in Aesthetics 4
Core Texts in Aesthetics
Core Texts in Philosophy 5
Core Texts in Philosophy
Total Units20-23

Meets the General Education Foreign Language requirement when LTN 200 and LTN 201, or GRKC 200 and GRKC 201, are taken together.


Meets the General Education Humanities: History requirement. 


Meets the General Education Humanities: Literature requirement. 


Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement. 


Meets the General Education Philosophy requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Demonstrate mastery of the basic forms, syntax, and vocabulary of classical Greek and Latin.
  2. Describe the laws, religion, art and architecture, philosophy, and government forms of ancient Greece or ancient Rome.
  3. Articulate a Christian perspective of truth and life.