Ancient Studies, Minor
Liberal Arts (Code 310-401)
Advisor: M. Waters (Languages).
The minor in Ancient Studies touches upon almost every field of human inquiry: language, literature, history, politics, religion, medicine, and science, to note only a few of the broader disciplines. Students taking courses to fulfill this minor will pursue the following specific goals:
- to enhance their appreciation and understanding of ancient languages, cultures, and their own heritage;
- to develop students’ critical thinking abilities via language acquisition (study of grammar, translation, and interpretation), text analysis, historical perspective, and study of the influence of ancient civilizations upon subsequent periods;
- to pursue an option within the undergraduate experience which allows one to explore in a systematic way the fundamental building blocks and materials of a liberal education and, thereby, highlight UW-Eau Claire’s goals as a liberal arts institution;
- to develop an interdisciplinary approach to these fields of study and to discover, by study of their origins, an apprehension of the underlying reasons and methods of discourse and institutions of the western world;
- to see ourselves in perspective, to become more enlightened citizens, and to think more deeply about the human condition and important issues in our lives—based on the bedrock of the earliest approaches, which impacted all subsequent ones, to such questions.
|The minor consists of 24 credits of core and elective course work, including foreign language competency at the 102 level.|
|Select one of the following:||8|
and Beginning Latin
|Beginning Classical Greek|
and Beginning Classical Greek
|Select sixteen credits from the following list with at least two courses from each category below and a minimum of nine credits at the 300 or 400 level.||16|
|ANTH 169||Introduction to Archaeology||3|
|ARTH 111||Global Art History to 1400||3|
|ARTH 315||Ancient Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art||3|
|ARTH/AIS 335||Ancient Art and Architecture of Mexico and Central America||3|
|FLTR 250||Classical Mythology||3|
|PHIL 235||Ancient Philosophy||3|
|RELS 230||Old Testament/Hebrew Bible||3|
|RELS 240||New Testament||3|
|RELS 303||Early Christianity||3|
|FLTR 360||Readings in Ancient Literature||3|
|HIST 280||History Travel Seminar 1||1-6|
|HIST 302||Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations||3|
|HIST 304||Greek Civilization||3|
|HIST 306||Roman Civilization||3|
|HIST 308||Ancient Historiography||3|
|POLS 309||Classical Political Thought||3|
|Up to three credits of Directed Studies or Independent Study for projects focusing on ancient studies may be applied to either category of the minor, with approval from the minor advisor.|
Destination and format of course, as applicable to this minor, are subject to approval of the minor advisor.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:
- analyze diverse experiences of, or viewpoints from, past events or historical developments.
- recognize continuity and change over time and describe their consequences.
- construct argumentation that explains how the culture and traditions of ancient civilizations can inform the present.
- evaluate credibility, position, or perspective from various types of sources: text, image, and form.
- compare and connect regional and global civilizations, past to present.
- connect and integrate study of ancient civilizations with other disciplines.