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Minor in Classical Studies

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Welcome to Classical Studies
at Kennesaw State University!

The Acropolis

Sponsored by the School of Art & Design (College of the Arts) and the Department of Foreign Languages (College of Humanities and Social Sciences), Classical Studies is an interdisciplinary minor program in the language, culture, and society of Greece and Rome.  It includes courses in anthropology, art history, dance, English, history, Latin, music, philosophy, and theatre and performance studies.  Faculty members affiliated with Classical Studies are committed to training students, pursue a range of classical teaching and research interests, and do extensive fieldwork at classical sites and museums.  The faculty is happy to help students construct programs that are best suited to their needs.

This minor offers students an opportunity to learn important and highly respected skills.  The classical Greek and Roman world encompassed Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, North Africa, and many other areas in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.  Since antiquity, the classical tradition has survived in both Western and Non-Western cultures throughout all regions of the globe.  The minor therefore provides students with both historical and global perspectives.  Most importantly, the minor can hone students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, and creativity, making them more competitive in the job market and better prepared for careers in many fields.  Employers and graduate admissions officers recognize and value the significance of a Classical Studies minor!

 

Kennesaw State University is a Cooperating Institution of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece.

 

Possible CareersKSU Student Kandie Black digging in Rome

Archaeology
Business
Colleges and Universities
Pre-K-12 Education
Journalism
Law
Libraries
Medicine
Museums
Performing Arts
Public Service
Publishing
Religious Institutions
Visual Arts
Writing

 

KSU Students Danna Simonis and Laura Lund Studying Excavated Bones on Crete












Requirements

Students must complete fifteen (15) credit hours of coursework in Classical Studies.  At least twelve (12) hours cannot duplicate coursework for their majors, and at least nine (9) hours must be at the upper-division (3000-4000) level.

Students must choose one (1) course from the following:

Course Designator
& Number
Course Title Prerequisites

ARH 2750

Ancient-Medieval Art

None

HIST 3337

Greek and Roman History

HIST 1110


Students must choose an additional four (4) courses from the following, with no more than one (1) directed study:

Course Designator
& Number
Course Title Prerequisites

ANTH 2201

Introduction to Anthropology

None

ANTH 3305

Principles of Archeology

ANTH 2201

ARH 2750

Ancient-Medieval Art

None

ARH 3300

Ancient Egyptian Art

ARH 2750

ARH 3320

Ancient Near Eastern Art

ARH 2750 or instructor’s permission

ARH 3350

Art of Ancient Greece

ARH 2750 or instructor’s permission

ARH 3370

Roman Art and Architecture

ARH 2750 or instructor’s permission

DANC 2000

Dance History I

None

ENGL 3232

Topics in Drama [if classical/classical tradition]

ENGL 2110

ENGL 4240

Rhetorical Theory

ENGL 2110

ENGL 4380

World Literature before 1800

ENGL 2145

HIST 3337

Greek and Roman History

HIST 1110

LATN 1001

Introduction to Latin Language and Culture I

None

LATN 1002

Introduction to Latin Language and Culture II

None
Note: Students cannot apply this to the minor if they use it to satisfy General Education Area B requirements

LATN 2001

Intermediate Latin Language and Culture I

LATN 1002

LATN 2002

Intermediate Latin Language and Culture II

LATN 2001

LATN 3500

Topics in Latin Epic Poetry
[authors vary; may be repeated for credit]

LATN 2002 or
instructor's permission

LATN 4490

Special Topics
[authors vary; may be repeated for credit]

LATN 2001

LATN 4500

Topics in Latin Prose
[authors vary; may be repeated for credit]

LATN 3500 or
instructor's permission

MUSI 3311

History of Music I

MUSI 1107 and MUSI 2222

PHIL 3310

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

ENGL 1102

PHIL 4450

Major Figures in Philosophy
[if classical/classical tradition]

ENGL 1102

TPS 3094

Performing Classical Myth

ENGL 2110 or TPS 1600

TPS 4513

History and Theory I: Ancient through Renaissance Theatre and Performance

TPS major, TPS 3000, and TPS 3403

Any department’s 4400 Directed Study, if the focus of the class is relevant to Classical Studies and it is approved by the Classical Studies advisor

Any department’s 4490 Special Topics, if the focus of the class is relevant to Classical Studies and it is approved by the Classical Studies advisor (topics vary; may be repeated for credit)

Study abroad credit, if the focus is relevant to Classical Studies and it is approved by the Classical Studies advisor

Transfer credit, if the focus is relevant to Classical Studies and it is approved by the Classical Studies advisor

People

Model of the House of the Faun at Pompeii by KSU Student Joseph Barbier
Model of the House of the Faun at Pompeii by
KSU Student Joseph Barbier

Program Coordinator

Kristen Seaman
School of Art & Design
(678) 797-2189
kseaman1@kennesaw.edu
VA101A

 

Affiliated Faculty

Jane Barnette
Department of Theatre & Performance Studies
Beth Daniell
Department of English
Edward Eanes
School of Music
Gregory Ewing
Department of Foreign Languages
John Gentile
Department of Theatre & Performance Studies
M. Todd Harper
Department of English
David Jones
Department of History and Philosophy
Mark Kremer
Department of Political Science and International Affairs
Kristen Seaman
School of Art & Design
Howard Shealy
Department of History and Philosophy
Susan Kirkpatrick Smith
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Jessica Stephenson
School of Art & Design

Resources

Greek and Roman Art in Atlanta

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
http://www.carlos.emory.edu/
 

Professional Organizations

American Philological Association
http://www.apaclassics.org/
Archaeological Institute of America
http://www.archaeological.org/
Classical Association of the Middle West and South
http://www.camws.org/
Georgia Classical Association
http://www.gaclass.org/WebUI/home.aspx
 

Study Abroad and Archaeological Opportunities

American Academy in Rome
http://www.aarome.org/
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/
College Year in Athens
http://www.cyathens.org/
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies
http://studyabroad.duke.edu/home/Programs/Semester/ICCS_Rome
Kennesaw State University’s Education Abroad Office
http://www.kennesaw.edu/studyabroad/
 

Intensive Summer Programs in Greek and Latin

City University of New York
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/lginst/
University of California at Berkeley
http://classics.berkeley.edu/courses/greekLatinWorkshops.php
University of Chicago
https://summer.uchicago.edu/course-listings.cfm?r=1
University of Georgia
http://www.classics.uga.edu/academic_programs/summer_institute.htm

 

Post-Baccalaureate Programs in Classics

Columbia University
http://ce.columbia.edu/Postbaccalaureate-Studies/Classics-Certificate-Programs
Georgetown University
http://classics.georgetown.edu/postbac.html
University of California at Davis
http://extension.ucdavis.edu/certificates/post-baccalaureate_certificate_program_in_classics/
University of California at Los Angeles
http://www.classics.ucla.edu/index.php/post-baccalaureate-certificate-program
University of Iowa
http://www.uiowa.edu/~classics/programs/postbacc/postbaccalaureate.html
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://classics.unc.edu/academics/post-baccalaureate
University of Pennsylvania
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/postbac/classics

NEWS

Faculty NewsClassical Studies Poster image

Jane Barnette participated in the 2013 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University.

Beth Daniell (with Letizia Guglielmo) presented "Changing Audience, Changing Ethos" at the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference at Stanford University.

David Jones is the 2012-2013 recipient of Kennesaw State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Research and Creative Activity Award and the 2013 recipient of the Kennesaw State University Foundation Distinguished Research and Creative Activity Award. He also was Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at National Taiwan University.

Mark Kremer published “Introduction: Symposium on Blitz’s Plato’s Political Philosophy,” Perspectives on Political Science 42 (2013). He also presented “Honor and Founding: A Study of Usurpation and Consolidation of Authority” at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses in Ottawa, Canada. He will teach for Kennesaw State’s study abroad program in Montepulciano, Italy during Summer 2014.

Kristen Seaman presented “The Local Perspective on Graeco-Roman Classicism in Gandharan Sculpture” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Seattle, WA; “Rhetoric and Cross-cultural Exchange in Gandharan Sculpture” at the 2013 College Art Association Conference in New York, NY; and “Greek Rhetoric and Insular Cultural Production in the Hellenistic World” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Baltimore, MD. She also was the Haines Morris Distinguished Lecturer in Classics at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she discussed “Cultural Interaction (and Reaction) in the Courtly Art of the Hellenistic World” and “Art History and Criticism in Ancient Greece.”

Susan Kirkpatrick Smith began the analysis of the human skeletal remains from a Roman cemetery outside of modern Irapetra on the southeast coast of Crete during Summer 2013. She also presented a poster ("Conflicting Evidence of Warfare in Mycenaean Athens Greece: Bodies Versus Bronzes”) at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. And she has been selected to teach for Kennesaw State’s study abroad program in Montepulciano, Italy during Summer 2014.

 

Student News

Lauren Bearden received a 2013 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Funding Award from Kennesaw State’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and she graduated in May 2013 with a major in Art History and a minor in Classical Studies. She began post-baccalaureate study in Latin and German at Georgia State University in Fall 2013. In addition, she presented papers at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Seattle, WA (“Hybridization and Nabataean Identity in the Khazneh Façade at Petra”), the 2013 Southeastern College Art Conference in Greensboro, NC (“Aniconism in Ancient Petra”), and the 2013 Collage Colloquium at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA (“Nabataean Aesthetics: Dueling Imagery at Petra in Ancient Jordan”), where she won the Best Paper Award.  She also participated in Kennesaw State’s 2013 Symposium of Student Scholars, and she worked at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University.

Alumna Kandie Black finished her MSc in Roman Archaeology at the University of Nottingham.

Joshua A. Brook (“YOU SQUEAL LIKE A…HUMAN”), Emily Cown (“Ancient Athenian Women: How Much Did They See?”), Veronica D. Hernandez (“Interpretations of Plato’s Ion”), Anterior Leverett (“Helen of Troy: The King Bey of Ancient Greece”), and Abbey Sanders (“Creating a Monster: Work of a Classical Author”) presented classical papers at Kennesaw State’s 2013 Chautauqua/Colloquium events that were organized by Professor Jane Barnette.

Jane Custer presented “An Approachable God: Hermes in the Temple of Hera at Olympia, Greece” at the 2013 Collage Colloquium at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. 

Sarah Jane Eller is majoring in English Education with a minor in Classical Studies. She observed Latin classes at Mount Paran Christian School in Fall 2013 for her field experience requirement in Education. This is her fourteenth year of Latin coursework, and she also has studied Italian.

Jasmine Johnson graduated in December 2013 with a major in History (World History concentration) and a minor in Classical Studies.

Kelci Ragsdale and April Tolley worked with Professor Susan Kirkpatrick Smith on the analysis of the human skeletal remains from a Roman cemetery outside of modern Irapetra, Crete during Summer 2013.

Logan Winn is a History major with a concentration in World History and a minor in Classical Studies. He takes Latin and has a special interest in Roman history. He is a member of several honors societies including: Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, National Society of Leadership, Sigma Alpha Pi National Political Science Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society. In addition, he is part of the leadership team for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Kennesaw State. He plans to study abroad in Italy during Summer 2014.

 

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