Classical Civilization

College of Arts and Sciences

203 Shatzel Hall, 419-372-2667

Classical civilization is an interdisciplinary major designed to acquaint students with classical antiquity and the cultural foundations of the Western world. It does not require intensive language training of the Latin major or minor. This major or minor is designed to help prepare students for careers in areas as diverse as archeology, business, government service, law, ministry, museum curatorship, public relations, writing, and others.

Major, Bachelor of Arts (30 hours) - minor required - Spring 2019 course requirements

Minor (21 hours)
Choose any of the courses listed for the Classical Civilization major.

Learning Outcome
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Classical Civilization are expected to be able to:

  • Critically read, imagine, and interpret Roman literature in English translation;
  • Demonstrate competence in at least two aspects of classical antiquity, such as history, philosophy, art, or literature;
  • Apply the question—how do we know what we know?—when imagining ancient texts and cultures and in evaluating issues of current concern;
  • Demonstrate ability to critique secondary literature on the ancient world;
  • Use resources available for study of the ancient world in articulating the influence and relevance that antiquity has for us today;
  • Communicate logically and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Classical Civilization program will go through its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2022-23.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Classical Civilization program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Classical Civilization program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Updated: 04/01/2019 03:35PM