Ancient Civilizations Minor

The Ancient Civilizations Minor consists of 21 semester hours and requires the completion of the course requirements listed below.

Major, minor, and general education requirements are determined by the University Catalog for the year that a student first enrolls as a degree seeking student. It is possible change catalog years, but students must notify the registrar and will be bound by the new catalog year for all other requirements (graduation, general education, other majors and minors).

Ancient Civilizations Minor Requirements

The links below provide direct links to minor requirements as well as course descriptions in the NKU Undergraduate Catalog:

Ancient Civilizations Minor Checklists

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The study of ancient human civilizations is both one of the most challenging and most rewarding fields of scholarly endeavor. Successful research across such a depth of time demands an interdisciplinary approach which draws upon a variety of fields, including Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Classics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Theatre, World Languages, and others.

Students and scholars who are willing to undertake such study are rewarded with insights into the period of human society when crucial steps were made in constructing the foundations for the modern world. It was, after all, in the ancient world that the building blocks of contemporary religions, languages, social systems, and technologies were laid down.

There are many ancient civilizations resources in the area near NKU. One prime example is the Cincinnati Art Museum with its collections of art related to ancient Egypt, Far East, Africa, and the Americas.

There are more than 150 departments of ancient civilizations (or classics or near Eastern civilizations or Latin & Greek) in the USA and Canada, and NKU is proud to be part of that group.

Each year NKU Anthropology presents the Outstanding Student in Ancient Civilization Award.

For more information, please contact our current faculty advisors.