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 student also chooses among elective courses on ancient civilization, history, art history, philosophy, religion, and literature in English translation.
A student who is interested less in language than in the study of ancient history or culture (reading the ancient texts largely in translation), or who is interested in taking only one ancient language, follows one of two other focuses, Classical Studies and Ancient Studies.

Requirements
 

See the GUIDE TO ACADEMIC PROGRAMS & CONCENTRATIONS for course requirements. In addition to the two short papers required of all moderating students, Classical Studies students submit a 10-page (minimum) paper from a Classics course, representing the student's best work to date for moderation.