Major program: The classical civilization major is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of at least one ancient language and a comprehensive understanding of Greek and Roman civilization. Since the field of classical studies encompasses many different disciplines, students have the opportunity to adapt the program to their particular interests. Students interested in ancient Mediterranean archaeology may major in classical civilization or in archaeology (see listing for the archaeology program).
Because of the heavy language requirement for graduate school admission, students interested in graduate work in classics should give serious consideration to the classics major. The department offers major programs in classical civilization and in classics, with the latter placing a stronger emphasis on language, either Greek or Latin or both.
Sample Courses: Art and Archaeology of the Bronze Age Mediterranean; Greek History; Survey of Roman Archaeology and Art; Politics and Piety in Early Christianities; Reading Greek Prose; Roman Urban Life; Medieval Latin
Number of Professors: 10
Classical Civilization Major, Class of '11