Ancient Mediterranean Studies Minor
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.
All coursework taken for the Ancient Mediterranean Studies minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
Jeanne Reames, PhD, Ancient Mediterranean Studies Director
Undergraduate students will be expected to complete 15 credit hours of AMS courses with a grade of C- or higher from at least three departments, including art history, black studies, English, history, philosophy, political science, or religious studies. Twelve hours of these must be courses at the 3000-4000 level. A course in another department other than those listed 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 3700||INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT ART||3|
|ART 4730||CLASSICAL ART HISTORY||3|
|ART 4750||LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE ART HISTORY||3|
|ART 4930||SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART HISTORY 1||3|
|BLST 2540||INTRODUCTION TO EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHS||3|
|ENGL 2500||LITERATURE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE ANCIENT WORLD||3|
|ENGL 3000||SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGLISH 2||3|
|or WGST 3000||SPECIAL TOPICS: GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN ENGLISH STUDIES|
|ENGL 4960||TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 3||3|
|HIST 2510||ANCIENT GREECE: BRONZE AGE TO CLASSICAL ERAS||3|
|HIST 2520||ANCIENT HISTORY - ROME||3|
|HIST 2990||PEOPLE AND ISSUES IN HISTORY 4||3|
|HIST 4820||MESOPOTAMIA AND PRE-ISLAMIC PERSIA||3|
|HIST 4830||ANCIENT GREEK MYTH, RELIGION & MAGIC||3|
|HIST 4840||ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE MACEDONIAN ORIGIN||3|
|HIST 4850||ROME AND THE EARLY CHURCH||3|
|HIST 4910||TOPICS IN HISTORY 5||3|
|LATN 2120||INTERMEDIATE LATIN II||3|
|PHIL 3110||HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY||3|
|PHIL 3500||PROBLEMS IN PHILOSOPHY 3||3|
|PSCI 4310||CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHT||3|
|RELI 2150||HEBREW SCRIPTURES||3|
|RELI 2160||NEW TESTAMENT: HISTORY, LITERATURE, AND SOCIETY||3|
|RELI 3130/WGST 3120||WOMEN AND THE BIBLE||3|
|RELI 4170||HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY I||3|
|RELI 3500||TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES 6||3|
|RELI 4830||ANCIENT GREEK MYTH, RELIGION & MAGIC||3|
|RELI 4850||ROME AND THE EARLY CHURCH||3|
Special Topics in Art History: The Hellenistic World, Pop Antiquity, Egyptian Art and Culture, Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity
Ancient Greek and Roman Drama or other approved topic.
Pre-approved special topics only
When offered as Ancient Egypt
Topics in History: Byzantium, others by permission
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