Classical Studies Minor

Matt Klemm, Associate  Professor and Coordinator

Ithaca College offers students an opportunity to study the classical tradition from an interdisciplinary perspective. The classical studies minor focuses on the languages, literatures, and civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the later classical tradition. Since many of the ideas and principles that emerged in the classical world are basic to Western culture, courses in classics apply to the study of almost all the liberal arts and sciences. Classical studies is of particular interest to students of law, literature, rhetoric and composition, communication, modern languages, history, politics, religion, music, art history, drama, and philosophy. For more information, contact the program coordinator.


Select 6 credits of Latin or Greek above level 1, or proficiency0-6
Select three courses, each from a different department, from this list of regularly offered courses:9
Introduction to the Roman World
Arts of Antiquity: Greece and Rome
Classical Theories of Rhetoric
Ancient Literature
The Ancient World: Greece and Rome
Ancient Greece
Introduction to Philosophy: Greek Foundations
Plato and Aristotle
Select six credits of electives from the list of courses maintained on the classical studies website or from the list of core courses in classical history and culture. 16
Total Credits15-21

Elective credits may also be drawn from other appropriately focused courses, including independent studies, directed reading, experimental, or selected topics courses, with the approval of the program coordinator.