Classical Studies Major

Description: A program that focuses on Western and Non-Western cultures and related topics in the periods of Pre-history and Antiquity. Includes such disciplines as ancient languages, archeology, history, art history, geography, population studies, environmental studies, religious studies, and the social sciences.

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Classical Studies Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Classical Studies?

Students of this major have an interest in the classical civilizations of Rome and Greece. These students are able to analyze ancient thoughts and cultures and critically compare them to our times. This student must be interested in learning the languages of the ancient civilizations. The classics are of interest to students seeking a strong liberal arts background, a background that can lead to many types of jobs and graduate studies. Many classics students will continue their studies into graduate school.

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What Courses Do Classical Studies Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Classical Studies majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Classical Archaeology
  • Great Books
  • Greek
  • Greek Civilization
  • Greek History
  • Latin
  • Origins of Western Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Roman History

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