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Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
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Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Classical Studies Minor
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Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College 525
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
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Management 620
Marketing 630
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Media Studies 657
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Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
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Russian 860
General Science 890
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Classical Studies Minor Program  


Classical studies is an exciting new interdisciplinary minor that will satisfy students' desire to know more about the ancient world and its enduring importance for diverse areas of contemporary study. The minor provides a coherent framework for studies of literatures and cultures from earliest known history to the fifth century AD, exposing students to various approaches to the ancient world and helping them to draw connections between skills and knowledge learned in a range of disciplines. Classes included in the minor are drawn from six departments throughout the university including English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy and religion, and political science.

Besides introducing students to specific areas of inquiry into the ancient world, the minor is meant to hone three important transferable skills that students can bring to other areas of study and to their future careers. These are: (1) analysis, (2) comparison, and (3) debate.

Analysis: By researching the history and cultures of antiquity, you will learn how to draw conclusions from disparate sources of information. You will learn about the problems of translation and interpretation when it comes to the written records of antique cultures and languages. You will also learn how to weigh written records against other kinds of artifacts such as archaeological remains.

Comparison: By delving into multiple cultures, you will learn about the complexities and challenges that come with cultural difference.

Debate: One of the most valuable aspects of studying the ancient world is the insight it can give to a modern student about the history of ideas. With more knowledge about the distant past, you will understand where certain concepts originated and ultimately become more confident and effective in debating issues that affect your own lives.

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