Classical Studies Minor
A grasp of the languages of Rome and of ancient Greece is of immense benefit for the understanding of our English language, a tongue very deeply in their debt. No less evident is the fact that Latin and Greek are the keys to direct experience and enjoyment of a treasure trove of masterworks in areas such as literature, mythology, law, medicine, religion, philosophy, and history – works whose influence have been very much alive throughout the intervening centuries and into our own time.
Through the study of classical authors and their contexts, you'll gain intimate access to worlds and worldviews that both resemble our own and that are profoundly "other" than our own, providing a richly stimulating contrast to and enlargement of our culture's norms of thinking and feeling.
The Undergraduate Catalog contains more information about the Classical Studies minor.