Classics (Minor)

Classics (Minor)

Classics Professor

What is classics?

In the classics minor, you’ll explore the fundamental questions of human life and the answers provided by thinkers, artists and writers from the ancient world. You’ll study topics including ancient Greek and Roman history, philosophy, language, mythology, politics and culture. The minor in classics provides an excellent liberal arts foundation, and when you combine it with a major in history, literature, political science or the humanities, you’ll be well-prepared for work or further studies in fields such as business, communications, law or medical school.

Why study classics at UNH?

This minor lets you select from a wide range of courses in all three of the classics options: languages and literature, ancient Mediterranean civilizations and Latin. The UNH classics program is part of the consortium of universities that supports the Intercollegiate Center for the Classical Studies in Rome, and the department also manages a popular January-term course in the ancient city, as well as programs in Greece and Budapest.

Potential career areas

  • Business
  • Diplomacy
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Museum curation
  • Teaching
  • Writing


Curriculum & Requirements

The coordinator is Harriet Fertik, Murkland Hall 305; Department of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies; e-mail

A minor in classics consists of five courses (20 credits).

Select five elective courses in classics, Greek and/or Latin20
Total Credits20

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