May 23, 2022  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Course Catalog 2021-2022

Ancient Studies Major, Greco-Roman Track - Classics


Major requirements


The major requires a minimum of 10 credits.

Ancient Studies is an interdisciplinary major offered through the Classics Department. Majors in Ancient Studies choose one of three tracks: Hebrew, Greco-Roman and New Testament.

Students are required to study at least one ancient language (Hebrew, Greek or Latin) and to be able to apply that language in a required two-semester independent research project. In preparation for this independent research project, each track requires students to take two language courses at the 200 level, and additional courses relevant to the ancient world, choosing courses from those offered in the departments of Classics, History, Religion, Visual Art and History of Art and Philosophy.

Students should complete the minimum language requirement by the end of the junior year. A minimum of two courses must be at the 300 level. All majors must complete a senior independent research project (two semesters).

Course Requirements


  • Two courses in either Greek or Latin at or above the 200 level
  • Two courses in Religion
  • Two courses chosen from the approved list of electives
  • Two courses at the 300 level
  • Two-semester senior independent research project