Degree: Bachelor of Arts
As a classics major at Union you will explore in depth the extraordinary civilizations of the ancient near east, Greece and Rome – their art, architecture, economics, history, languages, law, literature, mythology, philosophy, politics, religion and science.
Courses and requirements
Our faculty members bring varied backgrounds and interests to their teaching, and they have been recognized with local and national teaching awards. They have written, edited and translated a range of articles, books, texts and tomes. They have received fellowships from such national institutions as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for Hellenic Studies and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, and from internationally noted Wolfson College (Oxford University), and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and the Mommsen-Gesellschaft (Germany).
There are many options for learning classics beyond the campus classroom. Union’s fall term abroad in Athens combines course work in a broad range of areas related to ancient and modern Greece – often on site at an archaeological excavation and in its associated museum – with extended field trips to Crete and into the Peloponnese. A faculty-led fall term in Florence explores classically inspired Renaissance art.
Programs + events
Union offers many exciting ways to immerse yourself in the ancient world. Enjoy annual classics lectures. Take part in a day-long Homerathon or Tragediathon, dedicated to reading aloud classic texts. Or join the student-led Classics Club to exchange ideas about everything from Greek and Roman love poetry to pagan sacrifice.
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