Major

Classical Studies Major

The Department of Classical Studies provides students with opportunities to explore the ancient Mediterranean world with a special focus on the period from the eighth century BCE through the fourth century CE. Through the comparative study of ancient languages and cultures, Classics students acquire additional cultural literacy, becoming better critical thinkers and more engaged global citizens. Our primary goal is for students to understand and examine critically the ancient beliefs, values, and traditions that have shaped modern cultures.

The study of the Ancient Mediterranean is inherently interdisciplinary and intercultural. Students are encouraged to learn Ancient Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. They will study the ancient literature, archaeology, history, religion, philosophy, and art produced in the Near East and Mediterranean basin, including ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

The Department accommodates and encourages a semester's study abroad in the Mediterranean region.


Classical Studies (CLST) Courses: 

·      CLST 4000 Tutorial
·      CLST 40100 Junior Independent Study
·      CLST 41000 Internship
·      CLST 45100 Independent Study Thesis
·      CLST 45200 Independent Study Thesis

Classical Languages

·      GREK 10100 - Beginning Greek Level I
·      GREK 10200 - Beginning Greek Level II
·      GREK 20100 - Seminar in Greek Literature I, Intermediate Level I
·      GREK 20200 - Seminar in Greek Literature II
·      GREK 30100 - Advanced Seminar in Greek Literature I
·      GREK 30200 - Advanced Seminar in Greek Literature II
·      GREK 40000 - Tutorial

·      LATN 10100 - Beginning Latin Level I
·      LATN 10200 - Beginning Latin Level II
·      LATN 20100 - Seminar in Latin Literature I
·      LATN 20200 - Seminar in Latin Literature II
·      LATN 30100 - Advanced Seminar in Latin Literature I
·      LATN 30200 - Advanced Seminar in Latin Literature II
·      LATN 40000 - Tutorial

·      HEBR 10100 - Biblical Hebrew I
·      HEBR 10200 - Biblical Hebrew II

Ancient Mediterranean Studies

·      AMST 19000 - Middle Egyptian
·      AMST 19901 - Classical Literature and Film
·      AMST 22000 - Mythology of the Ancient World
·      AMST 22100 - Ancient Theater: Tragedy and Comedy
·      AMST 22600 - History of Ancient Medicine
·      AMST 26003 - Spc Tps: Helen of Troy
·      AMST 26100 - Studies in Ancient History
·      AMST 29900 - Special Topics
·      AMST 29901 - The Neronian Age
·      AMST 204/HIST 204 - Roman History
·      AMST 203/HIST 203 - Greek History

Religious Studies, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Interdepartmental Studies

·      CMLT 222: Classical Tradition in Modern Drama, Fiction and Film
·      CMLT 290: Seminar in Comparative Studies
·      IDPT 240: Greek Archaeology and Art
·      IDPT 241: Roman Archaeology and Art
·      PHIL 250: Ancient Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle
·      RELS 120: Introduction to Biblical Studies: Interpretation and Culture
·      RELS 224: Hebrew Prophecy and Religious Imagination
·      RELS 225: The Life and Teachings of Jesus
·      RELS 260: Topics in Theories and Issues in the Study of Religion