The classical education minor is grounded in the rich heritage of the liberal arts tradition. Using the seven classical liberal arts—the trivium (logic, rhetoric, and grammar) and quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy)—as its foundation, the classical education curriculum enables students majoring in classical education to develop a clear understanding of what it means to be classically educated.
Note: This represents a general overview of the major and minor. For more information, please consult the current college catalog, or contact the department.
Classical Education Minor
A student who wishes to minor in Classical Education must complete 18 credit hours. Required courses include:
- Education 101: English Grammar
- Core Curriculum 150: Classical Logic & Rhetoric
- Education 301: Classical Quadrivium
- Education 360: Philosophy of Education
A minimum of 6 additional credit hours at the 300 and 400 levels. Any courses other than those listed below must be approved by the Chairman of the Education Department.
- Education 393: Special Topics
- Education 401: Liberal Arts Teacher Apprenticeship
- Education 402: Special Studies in Master Teachers in the Western Tradition
- Education 403: Explicit Phonics Reading Instruction
- Education 404: Classic Children’s Literature
- Mathematics 458: The Teaching of Elementary Mathematics
- Mathematics 459: The Teaching of Secondary Mathematics
- Physics 459: Teaching of Secondary Physics
- Classics 393: Latin Teaching Apprenticeship
- French/German/Spanish 465: The Teaching of Modern Languages
- Music 417: The Teaching of Music in the Classroom
- Sports Study Department 320: Methods of Teaching Physical Education