Majors may choose from among three concentrations: art historical/archaeological, historical, or literary/mythological. With the help of an advisor, a student can select her courses from among a range of offerings in the departments of classics and Italian, art history, Asian studies, philosophy, politics, and religion. The Department of Classics and Italian can provide you with a list of courses currently eligible for each category (some fit into more than one).
The major and minor in ancient studies are administered by the Department of Classics and Italian; however, students can consult with any of the following advisors for further information:
- Associate Professor Bruce Arnold (classics and Italian)
- Professor Bettina Bergmann (art history)
- Professor Paula Debnar (classics and Italian)
- Professor Geoffrey Sumi (classics and Italian)
The Ancient Studies Major
The major requires a minimum of 32 credits.
The 32-credit minimum should include:
- at least one (4-credit) course at or above the level of GREEK-102 or LATIN-102;
- at least one (4-credit) art historical or archeological course focusing on the ancient Mediterranean;
- at least one (4-credit) literary or mythical course focusing on the ancient Mediterranean;
- at least two (4-credit) historical courses (i.e., 8 credits total), one on the ancient Greek and one on the ancient Roman world;
- at least two (4-credit) 300-level courses (8 credits total), one of which must be a designated capstone/research seminar, and one of which must be in the chosen concentration;
- one additional (4-credit) course at the 200-level or above;
- at least three (4-credit) courses (12 credits total) must be within the chosen concentration.
The major in Ancient Studies encourages the study of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations as they relate to one another, from an interdisciplinary and inclusive perspective. Currently, majors may choose from among three concentrations: a) art historical/archaeological, b) historical, c) literary/mythological. On consultation with their advisors, students may select courses from among those offered in classics, art history, history, Asian studies, philosophy, politics, and religion. Through this major, students will attain a deeper and more sophisticated knowledge of the ancient world.
The Ancient Studies Minor
The minor requires a minimum of 20 credits, including courses from two different areas of concentration, at least one 300-level course, and relevant courses in classics, art history, history, Asian studies, philosophy, politics, and religion.