Classical studies is a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on the ancient Mediterranean world, from prehistory to the late Roman period. Students explore the ancient civilizations - Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern - that fundamentally shaped our modern world and influenced the way we live and think today. The Classical Studies program consists of courses on ancient history, literature, mythology, civilization, art history, archaeology, law, gender, religion, philosophy, and the cultural legacy of Graeco-Roman antiquity. In order to maximize your understanding of this rich historical context, you will develop language skills in ancient Greek and Latin. The Classical Studies program stresses critical writing and reading skills, the articulation of complex ideas, awareness of modern challenges that stem from the classical past, and the incorporation of Digital Humanities to the study of the ancient world.

Program Information

For more program information, please consult the Acadia Academic Calendar, pp. 63-64.