Welcome to the Classical Studies Program

Welcome to the Classical Studies Program
For the last two hundred years, Classics has been the study of the ancient Greek and Latin languages and the histories, literatures, and cultures that produced them. Classics is an interdisciplinary field of study, approaching the ancient evidence from a variety of perspectives: students interested in language, literature, history, anthropology, philosophy, and art history have traditionally used the tools of these disciplines to understand the ancient Mediterranean world.

About the Curriculum

The Philological Focus

The Philological Focus
A student who 'loves language' (the root meaning of philology) can follow a traditional philological course of study, consisting of intensive work in the ancient languages (Greek, Latin, Sanskrit).

The Classical
Studies Focus

The Classical <br />Studies Focus
Concentrators study the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome and their influence on later western culture. Courses are offered in classical history, philosophy, rhetoric, art history, literature and a variety of cultural practices.

The Ancient Student Focus

The Ancient Student Focus
Concentrators take courses not just on ancient Greece and Rome but also on the ancient Middle East, India, or China.

Classics in Related Programs

Classics in Related Programs
Listed here are some of the elective courses that have been taught in the recent past, by area: