Ancient Mediterranean Studies Minor

Description

The interdisciplinary Ancient Mediterranean Studies (AMS) minor was designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the history of the Mediterranean and Ancient Near East from the beginning of the Bronze Age through the Roman Empire in the West, and the Byzantine Empire in the East.

Other Information

All coursework taken for the Ancient Mediterranean Studies minor must be completed with a grade of “C-“ or better.

Contact

Ancient Mediterranean Studies Director, Dr. Jeanne Reames
mreames@unomaha.edu

Website

Requirements

Undergraduate students will be expected to complete at least 18 credit hours of AMS courses with a grade of C- or higher in at least three departments, including Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, or Religious Studies. 12 hours of these must be courses at the 3000-4000 level. A course in another department may be permissible with review and approval by AMS faculty. See below for a list of approved courses.

While a language is not required for the minor, taking Latin is strongly recommended, especially for graduate students and any undergraduates who have plans to continue their studies in graduate school. Other relevant languages (Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, etc.), acquired through other venues, are equally acceptable.

Art History
ART 3700INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT ART3
ART 4730CLASSICAL ART HISTORY3
ART 4750LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE ART HISTORY3
ART 4930SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART HISTORY 13
English
ENGL 2500LITERATURE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE ANCIENT WORLD3
ENGL 3000SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGLISH1-3
or WGST 3000 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE
ENGL/WGST 4960TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE3
History
HIST 2510ANCIENT HISTORY-GREECE3
HIST 2520ANCIENT HISTORY - ROME3
HIST 2990PEOPLE AND ISSUES IN HISTORY 21-3
HIST 3520HISTORY OF ROMAN EMPIRE3
HIST 4820MESOPOTAMIA AND PRE-ISLAMIC PERSIA3
HIST 4840ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE MACEDONIAN ORIGIN3
HIST 4910TOPICS IN HISTORY 33
Latin
LATN 2120INTERMEDIATE LATIN II3
Philosophy
PHIL 3110HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY3
PHIL 3500PROBLEMS IN PHILOSOPHY3
Political Science
PSCI 4310CLASSICAL POLITICAL THEORY3
Religious Studies
RELI 2150HEBREW SCRIPTURES3
RELI 2160NEW TESTAMENT3
RELI 3130/WGST 3120WOMEN AND THE BIBLE3
RELI 3170HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY3
RELI 3500SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION 43
1

Special Topics in Art History: The Hellenistic World, Pop Antiquity, Egyptian Art and Culture, Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity

2

When Offered as Ancient Egypt

3

Topics in History: Roman Republic, Ancient Rome AD 284-641, the Roman Family, Roman Paganism, Byzantium

4

Special Topics in Religion: Jerusalem, Egyptian and Babylonian Religion, ancient Israel, Biblical Archaeology, Biblical Cities, Jesus and Archaeology, Quran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Greco-Roman Religions, Bethsaida Excavations