Hiram College

Requirements for the Minor

Students must complete at least 18 credit hours of study (5-6 courses) in at least two of three areas of concentration: (1) Classical Studies, (2) Latin, and (3) Medieval Studies. Students who pursue the Latin concentration must complete LATN 10100 and LATN 10200 at minimum. You must also cover at least 2 disciplines (e.g. Art History, Classics, History, English, etc.) in both the Classical Studies and Medieval Studies concentrations.

Study Abroad courses are encouraged but not required. Possible destinations include several Classical and/or Medieval locations that are regularly offered as Hiram programs: Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Greece. Semester-long study with Hiram’s exchange partners, John Cabot University in Rome, or Bogazici University and Istanbul Aydin University in Istanbul, Turkey, both located in former capitals of the Roman Empire and cities of central importance to the Medieval world, would also be deeply beneficial for students in this minor.

Students will choose courses from two concentrations to complete one of three tracks:

  • Classical Studies and Latin
  • Medieval Studies and Latin
  • Classical Studies and Medieval Studies.

Classical Studies:

Students with this concentration must cover at least 2 disciplines

ART 13000: Ancient Art (3 hr)
CLAS 28000: Senators, Slaves and Scandals: The Rise of Rome (4 hr)
CLAS 28000: The Ancient Olympic Games (3 hr)
CLAS 28000: Reacting to the Past: Athens in 403 BC (3 hr)
CLAS 24700: The Ancient World in Film (3 hr)
CLAS 28000: The Archaeology of Ancient Rome (4 hr)
CLAS 28000: Ancient Health and Medicine (4 hr)
ENGL 37300: The Epics of Homer (3 hr)
INTD 28000: Greek Culture of the Ancient World: Archaeology and Art History (3 hr)
INTD 3XXXX: Ethics and Tragedy (4 hr)
PHIL 21000: Ancient Philosophy (4 hr)
POLS 35100: Political Philosophy for a Dangerous World (4 hr)
POLS 37300: Classical Political Philosophy (4 hr)
Other Courses as Appropriate with Approval

Latin:

Students with this concentration must complete LATN 10100 and 10200 at minimum

LATN 10100: Beginning Latin I (4 hr)
LATN 10200: Beginning Latin II (4 hr)
LATN 20100: Intermediate Latin I (4 hr)
LATN 20200: Intermediate Latin II (4 hr)
LATN 20800: Independent Study (1-4 hr)
Other Courses as Appropriate with Approval

Medieval Studies:

Students with this concentration must cover at least 2 disciplines

ART 22200: Medieval Art (4 hr)
ART 32300: Italian Renaissance Art (4 hr)
ENGL/THEA 26100 Shakespeare (3 hr)
ENGL 35300: Medieval Literature (4 hr)
ENGL 35400: Renaissance Literature (4 hr)
HIST 12100: Knights, Peasants and Friars: Europe 500-1450 (4 hr)
HIST 22100: Concubines, Mothers and Saints (4 hr)
HIST 22200: Kings and Vikings (3 hr)
HIST 22300: Medieval Towns and Trade (3 hr)
HIST 23300: History of England to 1485 (4 hr)
HIST 27400: Bishops, Witches and Heretics (3 hr)
PHIL 21100: Medieval Philosophy (3 hr)
Other Courses as Appropriate with Approval