Classical Languages, BA

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The Bachelor of Arts in classical languages cultivates and hones students’ skills in ancient Greek and/or Latin. Students may study a wide variety of linguistic and cultural aspects of the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, the Near East, and Egypt from 3000 B.C.E. to 800 C.E.

Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to demonstrate:

  • the ability to read the ancient Greek and/or Latin languages at an intermediate to advanced level;
  • knowledge of major literary works and written sources of the ancient Mediterranean world;
  • transferable linguistic and analytic skills by studying the ancient languages that stand behind the vocabulary and structure of English and the Romance languages; and
  • understanding of the impact that the political, intellectual, and social environments of the people from the ancient Mediterranean have on modern cultures.