A minor in classical languages is an excellent way to solidify skills in the modern English language while expanding a student's interest in ancient Mediterranean cultures. Students gain a solid understanding of both ancient Greek and Latin.
Students are expected to demonstrate:
- the ability to read the ancient Greek and Latin languages at an intermediate to advanced level;
- knowledge of major literary works and written sources of the ancient Mediterranean world; and
- transferable linguistic and analytic skills by studying the ancient languages that stand behind the vocabulary and structure of English and the Romance languages.