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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Classics Program Director 
Hunter Gardner,

Why study Classics?

The Classics Program offers three different concentrations: Ancient Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. Minors are offered in Greek, Latin, or Classical Studies. The program offers a variety of courses in Greek (GREK) and Latin (LATN) as well as courses in translation (CLAS). Additional courses offered in archeology, art history, comparative literature, ancient history, philosophy, and religious studies supplement and enhance the study of the literatures and languages of the ancient world. Adjunct faculty include Erin Roberts (Religious Studies); Adam Schor (History), Heike Sefrin-Weis (joint appointment with LLC Classics and Philosophy).

Classical Studies as a Cognate

Undergraduates may select a cognate program in Classical Studies without necessarily taking either Greek or Latin; this option is particularly attractive to students in the liberal arts. The cognate consists of 12 hours selected from the courses listed below, with the following restriction: a student may not count toward a cognate in Classical Studies any course offered by the department in which the student is majoring.

Concentration in Classical Studies 
Minor in Classics 
Concentration in Greek
Concentration in Latin


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