Major and Minor

The major and minor in Classical Studies offers a truly interdisciplinary focus of study, as it touches upon many subjects, from mythology to drama and philosophy, from science to gender studies, from political theory to sociology and anthropology -a complete liberal arts education in a single program.

Courses offered by the department have as their focus the civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the Ancient Near East, ancient Egypt, the Arabic world, and modern Greece—their languages, literatures, histories, philosophies, religions, arts, and archaeology. Study in our program is inherently interdisciplinary and can touch upon many subjects, ranging from drama to astronomy, from mythology to geography, from science to gender studies, from philology to literary criticism, from political theory to sociology and anthropology—a complete liberal arts education in a single department.

Requirements

Major in Classical Studies

The major in Germanic Studies requires 31 hours of courses.

There is a language requirement of Arabic, Latin, or Modern Greek 104 or the equivalent by examination.

Minor in Classical Studies

The minor in Germanic Studies requires 18 hours of courses in Classical Studies.

  • One of these courses may be at the 100 level.
  • 1 course selected from a list of approved courses
  • at least 2 courses at the 200 level or above

Interested? Learn how to declare a major or minor.