Requirements for a Major in Ancient Studies

Completion of the 4th semester (or higher) of Greek or Latin

1 ancient history course

1 Classics course

4 electives selected from the Departments of Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Theater.

1 Independent Research, which gives the student a chance to explore a chosen topic in depth.

Great Conversation 113 and 115 may be used as electives.

1 course in Greek may be used as an elective if the student satisfies the required language portion of the major with Latin courses. 1 course in Latin may be used as an elective if the student satisfies the required language portion of the major with Greek courses.

To graduate with distinction in Ancient Studies, a student must demonstrate talent with ancient Greek or Latin, skill in conducting research on an ancient topic, and broad knowledge of ancient Western civilization. Specific guidelines are available from Prof. Anne Groton, Director of the Ancient Studies Program. Students interested in pursuing distinction should notify Prof. Groton no later than January 1 of their senior year.

To read the Ancient Studies Brochure, click here.

Questions? Contact the Director, Anne Groton (Classics), or any of the faculty on the Ancient and Medieval Studies Steering Committee: Prof. Hilary Bouxsein (Classics), Prof. Chris Brunelle (Classics), Prof. Karen Cherewatuk (English), Prof. Tim Howe (History), Prof. Karen Marsalek (English), Prof. Kevin Mummey (History), Prof. Danny Muñoz-Hutchinson (Philosophy), Prof. Maggie Odell (Religion), Prof. Steve Reece (Classics), Prof. Jason Ripley (Religion), or Prof. Nancy Thompson (Art History).