Professor Berenson and Assistant Professor Hawke, Coordinators

Study of the Classics and the Ancient Mediterranean World encompasses the cultures of the Ancient Near East (e.g., Egypt, Assyria and Persia) and of the Classical world (i.e., Greece and Rome). Students from any major may earn a concentration in Classics and the Ancient Mediterranean World by successfully completing (with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0) at least six units. Of these units, two must be in the same ancient language (Greek or Latin are offered regularly; Egyptian may be available through special tutorials with the permission of the professor). A third unit of an ancient language may be counted toward the concentration with the approval of the concentration coordinator. The remaining courses offered for the concentration must come from at least two different disciplines. In addition, no more than three courses from a student’s major may apply to the concentration. Interested students should contact the concentration coordinators as soon as possible for help in identifying additional appropriate courses available on campus (including special topics, INQ courses and Intensive Learning courses) or through overseas studies programs.

GREK 101, 102 Elementary Ancient Greek I, II
LATN 101, 102 Elementary Latin I, II
ARTH 146 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 226 Greek and Roman Art
ARTH 291/391 Special Topics in Art History (as appropriate)
HIST 110 Ancient World
HIST 212 Ancient Greece
HIST 290 Special Studies (as appropriate)
HIST 310 Issues in Ancient History
HIST 490 Research Seminar (as appropriate)
PHIL 251 Early Western Philosophy
PHIL 260 Selected Topics in Philosophy (as appropriate)
PHIL 301 Plato
PHIL 302 Aristotle
RELG 202 New Testament Christianities
RELG 210 Early Christian Conflicts and Community Life
RELG 211 Hellenistic Cults, Magic, and Mystery Religions
ENGL 220 Special Topics (as appropriate)
ENGL 260 World Literature (as appropriate)