Ancient and Medieval Civilizations Minor

A row of dozens of classical columns holding up the remains of an ancient building.  Director: Gary Farney

The interdepartmental undergraduate minor in Ancient and Medieval Civilizations (AMC) encourages students to study the interrelations among the civilizations of Eurasia and North Africa, and to appreciate how this exchange facilitated material and intellectual development from ancient times through the Middle Ages. These civilizations are approached through courses in history, language and literature, archaeology and art, religion and myth, and law and philosophy.

In order to declare the minor, complete a declaration of minor form and submit it for signature to the History Department via email  ( or in person (323 Conklin Hall). Forms will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and the minor should be reflected on student records in approximately one week.

The minor consists of 18 credits, divided as follows:

  •     6 credits of select history courses and select courses in material and intellectual development  according to the student's area of concentration:

21:060:101  Word Power

21:060:335  Law in the Ancient Near East

21:060:406  Topics in Ancient and Medieval Civilization

21:082:310  Ancient Art

21:082:320  Medieval Art

21:350:341  Mythology in Literature

21:350:353,354  Bible as Literature I, II

21:350:373  Chaucer

21:510:257  Greco-Roman Myth and Pagan Religion 

21:510:263  History of Africa I

21:510:286  The Ancient Near East

21:510:287  History of Islamic Civilization I

21:510:297  Far Eastern History I

21:510:319  Ancient Greek History

 21:510:255  Ancient Greek Civilization

21:510:256  Roman Civilization

21:510:305  Ancient Sport: Olympians to Gladiators

21:510:306  Greek and Roman Cities

21:510:307 South Asia up to 1750

21:510:319  Ancient Greek History 

21:510:320  Roman History

21:510:327,328  Civilization of the Middle Ages I,II

21:510:405,407  Topics in Ancient History I,II

21:510:406  Topics in Medieval Civilization

21:510:409  Alexander the Great

21:510:410  Greek History through Dramatic Writings

21:730:206  Greek Philosophy 

  •     6 credits in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, or Latin selected according to the student's area of concentration.
  •     6 credits in a mixture of the above two categories according to the student's interests.