Field Major - Classical Studies

Classical studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to give students a sense of continuity and to interpret the values, ideas and ideals of antiquity as shown in its history, art, mythology, literature, political institutions and religions. The major also serves as a sound preparation for areas in which sensitivity to language and ideas is an important tool — classics, linguistics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, comparative literature, law, religion and Near Eastern studies.

The major consists of 36 credit hours which must be selected from a list of approved courses, except that courses of independent study in one of the departments of the field major may count toward the major if the subject matter is at least half classical. For further information and a list of approved courses, contact the department of modern and classical languages and literatures.