Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii

Classical Languages

The major in Classical Languages is designed for the student who wishes to divide her time between the two languages and literatures.

The requirements for the major are:

The requirements for the major are eight courses in Greek and Latin including:

  • two at the 200 level in one language
  • two at the 300 level or above in the other
  • two courses in ancient history and/or classical archaeology
  • two final examinations
    • sight translation from Greek to English
    • sight translation from Latin to English

  • Classics Senior Seminar*

*The Classics Senior Seminar is a full-year course, the first term of which is devoted to various fields of Classics (e.g.; religion, philosophy, law, social history, literary history), while in the second term students write a long research paper and then present their findings to the group. For classes offered in each language, see Courses Offered in Greek and Courses Offered in Latin.