Brandeis University Classical Studies Why pursue What will your curriculum look like? Research Opportunities at Home and Abroad The classical studies curriculum includes Art In addition to the many research opportunities classical studies and Archaeology of Ancient Greece and of at Brandeis, the Classics department selects at Brandeis Ancient Rome; Topics in Greek and Roman outstanding majors to become Lebowitz Cohen University? History; Pompeii; Classical Mythology; Fellows and work with a faculty mentor on Greek Epic and Athenian Drama; Medieval a year-long project of the student’s design. Classical studies offers Literature; Roman Decadence: Latin Literature Opportunities for learning in the field include the opportunity to in Translation; and the Age of Caesar. Upper- summer archaeological field research or learn about all aspects level Latin courses include Latin Prose Authors, museum internships (e.g., Boston Museum of life in Greece and Roman Drama, Roman Satire, Lucretius’ De of Fine Arts or the Peabody Museum of Rome. Aside from its Rerum Natura, Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry, Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge). On aesthetic, spiritual, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and Vergil. Upper-level campus, our Classical Colloquium Series offers moral, and intellectual Greek courses include semester-long studies of a lively, intellectual forum. value, that study has Homer’s Iliad or Odyssey, as well as courses on practical applications the works of Aristophanes, Euripides, Sophocles, Classical studies offers much to the student as well (e.g., the study Aeschylus, Plato, Aristotle, Herodotus, abroad, including the possibility of working of Latin is a proven Thucydides, and Demosthenes. on an archaeological dig. With departmental key to communication approval, various archaeological excavation skills in English and The major requires a total of nine semester programs may be substituted for some in the Romance courses, including the following three core required courses. We encourage students to languages). Both Latin courses: spend a semester or year abroad in exciting and Greek have long • One course in Greek or Latin language (level programs in Great Britain, Greece, or Italy. been, and continue 30 or higher) to be, sources of • One course in history (Greek for Greek What kind of career and education options technical concepts and language students; Roman for Latin will you have? vocabulary in all fields, language students) Studying ancient language, literature, art, from cybernetics to • One course in Art and Archaeology (Ancient and history teaches you to reason and to political economy. Greece for Greek language students; Ancient write. There is no straighter road to academic Rome for Latin language students) and career excellence than in developing The department and harnessing these skills. After just two offers courses in In addition to these core requirements, semesters, Greek students are able to read the languages, students are required to complete the following Homer and Plato in the original; Latin students, literature, history, courses in their chosen track: Virgil, Ovid, and Catullus. You may also work and archaeology of toward your Latin teaching license to gain ancient Greece and Greek or Latin Literature. Three semesters of certification to teach Latin in secondary schools Rome, two cultures language courses (level 30 or higher), plus in most states. Classics majors are a diverse that are the intellectual, three additional Classics courses. and talented group and are the recipients of social, political, legal, major awards at Brandeis. Recent graduates scientific, and artistic Classics. Five additional language courses have double-majored in anthropology, origin of Western (level 30 or higher) with at least two in each biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer civilization. Their language, plus one additional course in science, economics, English, fine arts, brilliance and beauty classical history. Classical studies majors are neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. have not ceased to strongly urged to work in both Greek and Latin After they graduate, our majors go on to work beguile and inform for languages since both define the field. in public policy, social activism, teaching (at all more than 2,000 years. levels), law, administration, the arts, and many Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. One other fields. Department of additional class each in classical history and Classical Studies in classical art and archaeology; one topics How can you learn more? Mailstop 016 course; and three other electives. Visit the department website at www.brandeis. Waltham, edu/departments/classics or contact us at Massachusetts The minor requires five courses: 781-736-2180. We welcome your questions and 02454-9110 These courses may be taken in any inquiries. Please contact us if you would like to Rabb 140 combination of ancient language (level 30 and hear from a current major or recent graduate. Phone: 781-736-2180 above), classical literature, art and archaeology, As Seneca the Younger cautioned: Non est ad Fax: 781-736-2184 and history. astra mollis e terris via.
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