An undergraduate concentration in Classics furnishes students with a broad liberal education, and provides specialized training for those students intending to enter graduate school. Students may choose to study Ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and/or Modern Greek, and to explore courses in literature, mythology, history, philosophy, and religion. Students may either pursue the standard Classics concentration – the most popular choice – or one of several optional tracks: Greek, Latin, Greek and Latin, South Asian Classics, Sanskrit, Greek and Sanskrit, or Latin and Sanskrit. Concentrators who pursue an honors degree write a senior thesis, typically over the course of two semesters during their senior year.
The study of Classics focuses on the languages, literature, history, culture, and legacy of Greco-Roman antiquity.
Students in this concentration will:
- Become fluent in one or more classical languages such as Greek, Latin, or Sanskrit
- Become familiar with the literature, history, and culture of a classical society
- Study classical archaeology in an area of specialization
- Research and write a senior thesis that integrates their areas of interest
- Greek and Latin
- Greek and Sanskrit
- Latin and Sanskrit
- South Asian Classics
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Alumni with a degree in Classics have pursued careers in a wide range of areas, including as attorneys, scholars, journalists, writers, editors, physicians, language teachers, and management consultants.
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