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The bachelor’s degree in Classics is tailored to the student’s interests in the field. Major programs can be arranged with a concentration in Latin and/or Greek Language and Literature, or in Classical Studies more broadly, while the minor is exceptionally flexible. Classics students are encouraged to talk with the faculty for guidance on what Classics courses to take in order to support their interests best. Prospective majors and minors should consult with the undergraduate advisor.
The undergraduate degree in Classics emphasizes knowledge and awareness of:
- The literature, culture and thought of the ancient Mediterranean world.
- The social, cultural, religious and political history of ancient Greece and Rome.
- The art and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Greece, Rome, Egypt, the eastern Mediterranean seaboard, and Mesopotamia.
In addition, students completing the degree in Classics are expected to acquire the ability and skills to:
- Read, understand and interpret written documents and works of literature in translation and/or in the original Greek and Latin.
- Communicate in spoken and written form clearly and effectively.
- Read and think critically.