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Degree Program in Classical Studies

Our B.A. program

Director of Undergraduate Studies: David Wray, Classics 28, 702-8563,
Administrative Assistant: Kathleen M. Fox, Classics 22B, 702-8514,

The B.A. degree in Classical Studies allows students to explore Greek and Roman antiquity in a variety of ways and provides excellent preparation for careers that require strong skills in interpretation and writing, such as teaching, scholarly research, law, and publishing, and in the humanities in general. Students may choose from the following three variants based on their preparation, interests, and goals:

  • The Language and Literature Variant combines the study of Greek and Latin texts with coverage of diverse areas, including art and archaeology, history, philosophy, religion, and science.
  • The Language Intensive Variant focuses on languages with the aim of reading a larger selection of texts in the original languages; it is designed especially for those who wish to pursue graduate studies in classics.
  • The Greek and Roman Cultures Variant emphasizes courses in art and archaeology, history, material culture, and texts in translation.

See the detailed indications for B.A. Paper Seminar and B.A. Paper, for Honors and for Prizes

The Quarterly convivium

Undergraduates taking classes in the Classics department at all levels are encouraged to attend these once-a-quarter social events on ancient themes. Convivia have ranged from a trip to the Art Institute, to attending a play from Sophocles or Plautus, to a Roman banquet, to a discussion and screening of a movie and a slide show from a student’s summer trip to retrace the path of Jason and his Argonauts! Please contact Sofia Torallas Tovar for details on this year’s Convivium events.