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Classical and Near Eastern Studies Minor

Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, 245 Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-5353; fax: 612-624-4894)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2022
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES) is an interdisciplinary department that brings together faculty and graduate students who might in other settings be dispersed among a wide range of programs. CNES is dedicated to rigorous philological and literary training, and to the conviction that the ancient Mediterranean world is best studied as a diverse but richly integrated cultural whole.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.50.
Special Application Requirements:
Students interested in the minor are strongly encouraged to confer with their major field advisor and director of graduate studies, and the CNES director of graduate studies regarding feasibility and requirements. Students should have sufficient language proficiency, as determined by the Classical and Near Eastern Studies director of graduate studies, to pursue the minor successfully.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Language Requirement: Reading proficiency in either Greek or Latin.
Coursework (9 to 12 credits)
Masterís students select at least 9 credits, and doctoral students select at least 12 credits of minor field coursework. Course selection is individualized based on the academic and professional goals of the student, and requires approval of the Classical and Near Eastern Studies director of graduate studies.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
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