The study of classical languages and cultures has long been an important part of a well-rounded education. Your training in the classics endows you with an understanding of history and a versatile set of skills — critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication — that will serve you well no matter what your career path.
The goal of the Classics Department is to contribute firsthand knowledge of Greek and Latin literature, for it is in this body of writings that the student may discern most of the concepts upon which our Western World bases its culture.
The general courses in the classics offer broad background for non-major students. The more advanced and specialized courses emphasize the contributions made by outstanding political, literary and intellectual figures of Greek and Roman times.