Classical Studies as an Interdisciplinary Field

Geometric FloorGeometric Floor, Mosaic, House of the Faun, PompeiiPhoto Credit: Paula Chabot, 1979), by courtesy of the VRoma Project.

Classical Studies is itself an interdisciplinary field, and as such, it intersects with other programs and departments on campus to bring intellectual diversity and a range of experiential learning opportunities to students.

The department offers courses accepted for credit in several interdisciplinary programs both in the Division of Humanities and other divisions. Moreover, our courses include a wide variety of skill sets, ranging from drawing, to collaborative translating, to performing an ancient play in its original language, to building a catapult!

Many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments and programs (which means they can count towards majors and minors elsewhere) and they also meet the general university requirements of quantitative reasoning (QR), writing intensive (WR), or foreign language (FL). A quick overview follows.

Please contact the department's Undergraduate Advising Head, Professor Cheryl Walker, for any questions regarding our curriculum. To view the current offering of Classical Studies courses, view the University Bulletin.

Affiliated Departments and Programs and Cross-Listed Courses

Fulfillment of General University Requirements through Classics

To learn more about General University Requirements, visit the Office of the University Registrar.

Foreign Language (FL)

Completion of any Greek or Latin language course numbered 30 or higher meets the foreign language requirement.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

CLAS 145b, Topics in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology [Topic: "Roman Technology and Art" (or "How to Think Like the Romans"] (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow and R. Meyer [PHYS])

Writing Intensive (WI)

The following courses meet the University's Writing Intensive requirement.

School Distribution (CA HUM SN SS)

All CLAS, GRK, and LAT courses satisfy the school distribution requirement in Humanities (HUM). The CLAS courses below meet distribution requirements in the School of Humanities (HUM), Creative Arts (CA), and Social Science (SS):