Classical Studies Minor

Requirements for the Classical Studies Minor

Minor Planning Worksheet

Classical Studies Minor Worksheet (PDF)

Students whose major area of interest is not classical studies may nonetheless find that a minor in classical studies makes an invaluable contribution to their studies. The minor requires a total of seven courses, five of which must be upper division, and must include the following courses:

  • The lower division sequence in elementary Ancient Greek or Latin language (GREE 1 and 2 or LATN 1 and 2)
  • LIT 184A, Introduction to Greek Literature (formerly LTGR 100), or LIT 186A, Introduction to Latin Literature (formerly LTIN 100)
  • Four additional upper division classical studies courses, which may include courses in Greek or Latin literature

Declare the Classical Studies Minor

1. Check-in with Your Major Adviser

Complete a Petition for Major/Minor Declaration and a UCSC Academic Planning Form with your major adviser. You must complete this step, even if you've already declared your major in a previous quarter. Your Petition for Major/Minor Declaration and UCSC Academic Planning Form must be signed and dated by your major adviser within one quarter of petitioning to declare the classical studies minor.

2. Create a Classical Studies Minor Plan

Fill out a Classical Studies Minor Worksheet to the best of your ability. Include classical studies courses you've completed, are currently taking, and plan on taking in the future. Requirements that you intend on satisfying after Spring 2020 may be left blank on your worksheet.

3. Meet with the Classical Studies Director

Meet with Professor Karen Bassi to review and discuss your proposed plan of study. Obtain Dr Bassi's signature on your classical studies minor planning worksheet.

4. Meet with the Classical Studies Adviser

Meet with the Classical Studies Undergraduate Adviser during drop-in advising hours to submit your Classical Studies Minor Worksheet, Petition for Major/Minor Declaration, and UCSC Academic Planning Form. You are now officially declared!