The Department of Classical Studies encompasses the study of all aspects of the Ancient Mediterranean world. The program is highly interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together the fields of history, literature, religion, philosophy, human communication and theatre, art history, archaeology, anthropology, political science, and so forth. The Department offers four majors: Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Greek, Latin, and Classical Languages. Ancient Mediterranean Studies is a major in ancient culture and does not require a language, although language courses do count toward this degree. Courses offered through the Departments of Art and Art History, History, Human Communication and Theatre, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology and Anthropology form part of the program of the Department of Classical Studies. The program offers an excellent focus for a liberal arts education and combines well with majors in other fields in both the humanities and sciences.
Students interested in graduate work in Classical Studies or related fields should be advised early on that a knowledge of both languages is essential for work in a good graduate school. The requirements for the major are only a minimum, and students preparing for graduate study should start language courses as soon as possible. Note that courses credited towards the major in one field (Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Greek, Latin, or Classical Languages) may also be credited toward a minor in another but may not be credited towards a second major in the Department.
Classical Studies at Trinity is highly interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together the fields of history, literature, religion, philosophy, speech and drama, art history, archaeology, anthropology, political science, and so forth. The Department of Classical Studies offers three minors: Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Greek, and Latin. Ancient Mediterranean Studies is a minor in ancient culture and does not require a language, although language courses do count toward this degree.
Greek and Latin
Courses under the headings Greek and Latin are directed to the acquisition of those languages, respectively.
Classics Courses in English
All courses under the heading Classics Courses in English are taught through the medium of English translation and no knowledge of Greek or Latin is required.
The following courses from other departments are accepted as Classics Courses in English.
|Course ID||Course Title|
|ANTH-1304||Introduction to Classical Archaeology|
|ANTH-1309||Pirates, Merchants, and Marines: Seafaring in the Ancient Mediterranean|
|ARTH-1407||Art History I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art|
|ARTH-1413||Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt|
|ARTH-2428||The First Cities: The Urban Revolution in Early Mesopotamia|
|ARTH-3320||The Minoan-Mycenean Civilization|
|ARTH-3325||Art and Power in Ancient Rome|
|ARTH-3330||Art and Architecture in the Late Classical World|
|ARTH-3391||Topics in Art History (where appropriate)|
|ARTH-4395||Seminar in Art History (where appropriate)|
|HIST-1310||Ancient Greece and Rome|
|HIST-1311||Gender and Identity in the Ancient World|
|HIST-1312||Greeks, Romans, and Barbarians|
|HIST-3310||Archaic and Classical Greece|
|HIST-3314||The Mediterranean World in the Hellenistic Age|
|HIST-3318||Ancient Rome: Late Republic and Early Empire|
|HIST-3319||World of Late Antquity|
|HIST-3192/HIST-3292/HIST-3392/HIST-3492||Special Topics in History (where appropriate)|
|HCOM-2350||Classical Rhetorical Theory|
|ITAL-3371||Introduction to Romance Linguistics|
|FREN-3371||Introduction to Romance Linguistics|
|PHIL-3410||Classical Greek Philosophy|
|PLSI-3361||Classical Political Thought|
|RELI-3338||Greek Religious Experience|
|RELI-3353||The Gospels, Jesus, and Christian Origins|
|RELI-3454||The Letters of Paul|
|RELI-3455||Early Christian Literature Beyond the Canon|
|SPAN-3371||Introduction to Romance Linguistics|