The Classical Studies Focus

The Classical Studies Focus
Concentrators study the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome and their influence on later western culture. Courses are offered in classical history, philosophy, rhetoric, art history, literature (tragedy, comedy, epic, myth, and lyric, as well as the prose genres of the ancient novel and historiography), and a variety of cultural practices, including the areas of athletics, religion, and gender.

Moderation Requirements

Moderation requires at least four courses in Classics or related disciplines.
  1. For Moderation, a student must have taken or be taking four courses in Classics and related fields, drawn from at least two of the areas of concentration listed below (A-D).
  2. Moderation into the Program follows campus-wide requirements: a 10-page (minimum) paper from a Classics course, representing the student's best work to date; and two 2-page papers, one on the student's past work and academic/intellectual history, the other on his or her future goals in the Program.

Senior Project Requirements

The Senior Project would be written on a literary, historical, or cultural aspect of the Greco-Roman world, working closely with members of the core Classics faculty.
  1. For graduation, a student must have taken four additional courses from the areas of concentration listed below (A-D). Over the whole course of study, the Classical Studies concentrator is normally expected to have taken at least one course from each category. The student will also complete a Senior Project, comprising two semesters of independent research and writing, under the guidance of his or her Classics adviser.