Degree Type
A.B.
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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.

Student Goals

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

Tracks

  • Greek
  • Greek and Latin
  • Greek and Sanskrit
  • Latin
  • Latin and Sanskrit
  • Sanskrit
  • South Asian Classics

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstone Graduates Honors Graduates
2014 28  14  14 
2015 23 
2016 25    10 
2017 21   
2018 17   

Contact

Director of Undergraduate Studies/Advisor: Pura Nieto Hernandez