Classical Languages

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This major engages students in the study of the languages, literatures and cultures of two ancient cultures that have left a lasting impact upon the modern world: classical Greece and Rome. This major prepares students to read both languages, introduces significant works of essential authors, and provides analytical tools for examining the relationship between language and the unique identity of different cultures.

  • A minimum proficiency in each language at the 211-level; a total of 36 credits in Greek and Latin.


  • Four additional credits in Greek or Latin, ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical art, mythology, or classical literature in translation.
  • Twelve credits in Greek; twelve credits in Latin.

Note: Please see Greek and Latin course descriptions for more information, in the undergraduate catalog.

If you have specific questions or would like further information, please contact:

Dr. Lorina Quartarone,
Classics Section Coordinator, (651) 962-5163