The B.A. degree offered through Classics includes four possible tracks, reflecting the range of interests in the field. Each track requires a different balance of study in classics (Greek and Latin) and classical civilization. The B.A. degree with a major in World Religions incorporates several distinct emphasis areas, reflecting the modern range of interest in the field.
The Department offers courses in Greek (GK), Latin (LAT), classical archaeology (CLAR), classic texts in translation (CLAS), and world religions (CLWR). Although there is no specific major in archaeology or classics in English, the Classical Civilization major offers the opportunity to concentrate in either area. The World Religions major also offers a wide choice of coursework, on which to build an individual course of study.
The Department offers two study abroad programs in alternate years: a 10-week spring program in Greece, and a 10-week fall program in Rome, taught jointly by Classics and the Department of Modern Languages. The program in Greece is geared toward intermediate-level students of Greek. While in Greece, you will visit archaeological and historical sites and learn modern Greek, as you continue your study of ancient Greek texts. The program in Rome focuses on the city itself through archaeological survey of the monuments and the analysis of history and literature from the perspective of social history.