Classical Languages

This major engages students in the study of the languages, literatures and cultures of two ancient civilizations that have left a lasting impact upon the modern world: classical Greece and Rome. The major prepares students to read both languages, introduces significant works of essential authors, and provides analytical tools for examining the relationship between language and the unique identity of different cultures.

Major in Classical Languages

  • A minimum proficiency in each language at the 211-level
  • a total of 28 credits in Greek and Latin. (see descriptions under Greek and Latin)

For administrative purposes, students may be asked to complete assessment measures in their 212 course and will be asked to complete them during their final semester.  

  • Twelve additional credits in Greek or Latin, ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical art, mythology, or classical literature in translation.

Minor in Classical Languages

  • Twelve credits in Greek (see descriptions under Greek)
  • Twelve credits in Latin (see descriptions under Latin)