Department Chair: Kenneth S. Rothwell, Jr.
The field of Classics is concerned with all aspects of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome – language, literature, history, religion and archaeology.
Undergraduate students majoring in Classical Studies examine the civilizations of Greece and Rome through a program based mainly on works read in English translation. Courses in Classical Studies require no knowledge of Greek or Latin.
The undergraduate major in Classical Languages entails coursework in the original languages of Greek or Latin. This program leads to advanced study of the great literary, historical, and philosophical works of antiquity.
The Classics Department offers an M.A. in Latin and Classical Humanities with a track in Applied Linguistics which allows students to focus on linguistics and language acquisition while reading Latin literature.