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|
|ANTH 4-72||Archaeological Practicum|
|ARTH 1407||Art History I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art|
|ARTH 1413||Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt|
|ARTH 2428||Art and Archaeology of Mesopotamia and Persia|
|ARTH 3320||The Minoan-Mycenean Civilization|
|ARTH 3321||Greek Vase Painting|
|ARTH 3322||Greek Architecture|
|ARTH 3325||Roman Art and Architecture|
|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||The Roman Empire|
|HIST 3-92||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|
|PHIL 3411||Hellenistic Philosophy|
|PHIL 3361||Theorizing Myth|
|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|
|THTR 3335||Greek and Roman Drama|