This minor is interdisciplinary, designed for students who want to increase their knowledge of the classical world. The political, economic, social, aesthetic, philosophical and religious mores of western civilization are ultimately traceable, in some form or another, to those of the classical age. As a liberal arts institution, WJU promotes the understanding of these mores, as well as the passion for the intellectual and spiritual pursuit of truth expressed in the ancient authors, in its goal to develop educated women and men for others.
The Society of Jesus has traditionally used classical training to promote clear thinking and eloquentia perfecta. The Jesuits have sought to express the harmony between nature and grace; moreover, their cultural and education mission builds on the humanist tradition of the Renaissance and its conviction that moral and religious inspiration could be found in the authors of the classical world.
Requirements for the Classical Studies Minor
Greek or Latin Language (3 crs)
Electives (9 crs. at or above the 300-level) (12 crs)
Classical Studies Senior Thesis (1 cr)
Total (16 crs)